It was the perfect chance to share ideas and experiences with our colleagues from down South. A key focus of the trips was to benchmark both organisations education programmes, in the case of CACT, their Youth Achievement Foundation school.
This Wednesday saw the first block of our Afterschool Club in 2014 take place here at the Academy. With over 35 players enjoying learning new skills and playing small sided games the first session was declared a great success. We still have spaces remaining on this programme and if you would like any further information please download the following form ASSC 2014 Application Form
Matthew Gillies, one of our ‘Bend it like Beesley’ regulars, celebrated his 7th birthday party here at The Academy last Sunday. SCFA Community Coach and Spartans 1st team player Jack Beesley took the guys for some fun games and small-sided matches before food was served upstairs in our Robertson Trust Suite.
Please visit our ‘Events’ page for more information on the birthday party packages we offer.
Our 1st ‘Bend it like Beesley’ of 2014 took place last week, indoor at Craigroyston High School. 2014 kicked off in style with 35 kids learning new skills during the course of the week, culminating in the coaches losing heavily in the Coaches v Kids Challenge.
Here the players can be seen nervously awaiting the arrival of Sparry who made a guest appearance to hand out certificates & t-shirts.
If you would like more information regarding our remaining BILB programmes or would like to sign your child up for any of our future blocks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday saw the conclusion of Block 1 of our SatSun Soccer programme. Our 1st ever January/February block shared between Broughton High School & The Academy was a resounding success with 132 kids spread across the 5 sessions.
Again Sparry was available to help out with the presentation of certificates.
There are still spaces on Block 2, beginning outdoor at The Academy this Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd March. If you would like to sign up your child or receive more information then please check out our Football Community Prog page or contact email@example.com
The Academy played host to the Scottish Rugby Team today who enjoyed a double training session on the stadium synthetic pitch, as part of their build-up and preparations for their Six Nations game this coming weekend vs. Italy away.
Due to cold temperatures forecast next week we have taken the decision to move our Bend it Like Beesley holiday programme (10am to midday Monday to Friday) indoors to Craigroyston High School, 67 Pennywell Road, Edinburgh.
We still have spaces available on all courses so if you would like to book a place please contact the Academy Office on 0131 552 7854 or alternatively come along to Craigroyston High School on Monday morning at 10am.
The goals were donated on the back of a c£16k investment in new goals at the Academy itself, courtesy of a funding grant from the Enterprise Ready Fund (category 3 application). The news are being installed at the Academy today.
The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has booked the Academy for it’s 1 day ‘Synthetic Surface’ training course. The 1 day course will take place on Thursday 15th May 2014. Just now this is the only course of it’s kind taking place in Scotland this year.
Our first Bend It Like Beesley holiday programme of 2014 takes place Monday 17th to Friday 21st of February 9 to 10am for 3-4 years and 10am to 12pm for 5-8 years and 9-12 years. Our BILB programme, named after Academy Coach and Spartans FC player Jack Beesley, is full of fun small sided games along with us focusing on developing basic football skills throughout the week.
To book your place please contact Nicola Sturrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Academy Office on 0131 5527854 and a member of our team will happily deal with your enquiry.
For further details please click on the following link BILB 2014 Application Form