On Tuesday evening our Youth Workers Kenny and Stewart travelled west with 12 young people to support Scotland in a friendly match against Denmark at Hampden Park. The young people were treated to a thrilling 90 minutes of football which saw Scotland record a fantastic 1-0 victory.
Yesterday saw The Academy donate a staggering 350 Easter eggs to The Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. As ever, our Easter Egg Appeal saw a fantastic response from our customers at SCFA, players/coaches from Spartans FC, Morrisons on Ferry Road and Hutchison Vale’s Womens Team to name just a few. A massive thank you to everyone who donated to our appeal.
The February holidays saw our first Making Magic Memories trip take place in 2016 to The Ballroom in Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Ten young people took part in playing pool and darts. The next MMM trip will see us take a group of young people to the Scotland vs. Denmark in March.
SCFA Business & Operations Manager Debbi McCulloch recently joined Spartans FC Youth Section Chairperson Les Atkinson and Coach Development Officer Stuart Gray at the SFA South East Region Quality Mark Awards at Easter Road. Spartans were delighted to receive the highest award achievable, The Legacy Award, which is fantastic recognition for everyone involved at Spartans FC and The Academy.
Whilst he was here, Gordon also took time to drop-in to the Community Connections coaching session and take part in an informal Q&A.
This weekend marks the return of our flagship community coaching programme – SatSun Soccer – with the start of block 1. Our 2016 programme calender, detailing all of our classes plus timings, can be found on our dedicated coaching website – www.scfacoaching.com
Just now the forecast for the weekend is for extremely cold weather, potentially snow. If any sessions have to be cancelled due to the weather and/or unplayable pitches, a notice will be posted on our coaching website, also on our twitter account at @Spartans_CFA no later than 1 hour before the session in question is due to begin.
Thanks to everyone who supported and made a donation to our latest Christmas food bank appeal. We collected and donated c300kg of food, which we dropped off at the Trussell Trust at the start of this week.
The Academy, in partnership with Rutherford Cross, donated c50 x Christmas presents this week to 3 x local primary schools. We would like to thank Rutherford Cross staff for their kindness and continued support.
The Academy is running a food bank appeal this Christmas to help support our local food bank network. All donations can be dropped off at the Academy office before Monday 21st December. Thank you in advance for your support.
The donation will be used to help deliver youth work provision from our new youth work space, due to open in the New Year.