The Academy is taking 13 x young people from local schools away this week to take part in a Hopscotch residential experience. The residential is being led by SCFA Youth Workers Stewart Stout and Amy Henderson, supported by Jonny Kay (SCFA Community Coach).
The Academy is hosting our annual Sports Day today. Around 250 x primary school aged children (aged p7) from St David’s, Pirniehall, Forthview, Craigroyston, Flora Stevenson and Blackhall Primary School are taking part in a range of sporting activities, including – triathlon, mountain biking, boxing, judo, fencing, athletics and football.
Yesterday and today saw SCFA Community Coach Jonny Kay deliver four hours worth of football coaching and games to twenty S1-S4 pupils from Tynecastle High School. Participants were put through their paces and faced numerous football challenges over the two day visit.
Alternative Curriculum student Daniel Osbourne hard work and effort over the past 10 weeks saw him rewarded with a 1:1 meeting with Hearts F.C. Manager Robbie Neilson yesterday. The two mainly chatted about football with Robbie passing on some invaluable advice to Daniel throughout the conversation.
The Academy has purchased and installed brand new divider netting on our community synthetic pitch today. If you are interested in hiring one of our 7 a side pitches, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight marks another first for the Academy. We are thrilled to be hosting our first ever schoolboy international match, with Scotland U18s taking on the Republic of Ireland (kick off 7pm).
This week our Young Peoples Committee, supported by the Postcode Lottery, visited Newcastle. During the three day residential trip our committee members visited the home of Newcastle United Football Club St. James Park, Hexham Youth Club and participated in several group workshops.
The past two Tuesdays have seen us deliver an afternoon of mini kickers sessions in West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre. A total of 36 young people ,ageing from Primary 1 to 7, have attended over the past two weeks with everyone participating in fun drills and small sided games.
As part of our Easter Holiday Programme we welcomed 15 young people to the Academy on Monday afternoon from Partick Thistle’s Community Trust where participants from our Friday FooTEA Club played in a challenge match between the two organisations. Partick Thistle star and former SCFA volunteer James Craigen was on hand to referee the match and hand out medals post match. Well done to everyone involved.
Today we took a group of 8 Young people on one of our Making Magic Memories trips as part of our Easter Holidays Programme. Our chosen venue for this trip was Edinburgh’s Dungeons. The dungeons bring together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walk through experience.
After we finished in the dungeons the group visited Jimmy Chungs for an all you can eat buffet.