SCFACOACHING.COM – new website

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Breaking News…we have launched a brand new sister website for everything coaching-related within Spartans Community Football Academy.


Whether it’s the latest news on the football provision we offer, how to sign up your child, our coaches or anything to do with SCFA, you’ll now find it all at

We hope you enjoy the new site and warmly welcome any feedback.

Thanks from all at Spartans Community Football Academy.

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Many Thanks for you Foodbank Donations

Wednesday 21 January 2015

In response to our December appeal for foodbank donations, you helped us collect a fantastic 444.7kgs of food. Jean at Edinburgh NW & C Foodbanks wanted to pass on her thanks to everyone involved:

“…thank you and your colleagues for your tremendous efforts in helping us to ensure that no one in crisis in our area goes without sufficient food. This amount of food enabled us to provide immediate help to 23 families providing them with three nutritionally balanced meals to last for at least three days.  We know that your generous contribution is greatly appreciated by those who receive the food boxes. As a result of the support of people like you and your colleagues we have been able to provide 64,000 meals to 8,000 people over the last two years.  Sadly the number of people finding themselves in this position through no fault of their own is on the increase. We are extremely grateful that you and your colleagues chose to support our work.  Please accept our sincere thanks and best wishes for you all for 2015.”

Once again thanks to everyone who donated and supported our food bank appeal.

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Spartans Smilers gets a make-over

Friday 16 January 2015

This year we will be introducing our new on-line oral health education module.  It will form part of a re-vamped and updated Spartans Smiler’s programme (for children aged p3).

In preparation for this, ’Sparry’ paid a visit to West Granton Dental Centre this week, who were kind enough to allow us to do some filming, for our new Spartans Smiler’s e-learning based module.

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SatSun Soccer 2015 kicks off

Monday 12 January 2015

Block 1 of our hugely popular SatSun Soccer returned for 2015 this weekend, with 171 kids attending over the 5 age groups. Ages 3-6 are indoor at Broughton High School on account of the weather, with our 7-11 year-olds toughing it out, outdoor at The Academy.


Unfortunately this means that our sessions are completely full but if you would like to join our waiting list for Block 2 beginning at the end of February then please contact

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New Year, New Recruit

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Stephane Murray, who volunteered with us in 2013 and 2014 (part) joined the Academy staff team this week.  Stephane joins us on a 12 week ’Preparing for Work’ programme, delivered in partnership with Limelight Careers.

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Delivering Your Donations

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Academy staff – Stewart, Nic and Amy – spent today delivering bags of clothes, boxes of toiletries and Christmas presents collected from our regular customers and members of the ‘Spartans family’.

Deposits were made at the Edinburgh NW Foodbank (run in partnership with the Trussell Trust), the Salvation Army ’Life-house’ based at the Pleasance and lastly Social Bite (a social enterprise who will be providing 1000′s of free meals on Christmas Day for homeless people).

The Academy would like to thank everyone who made a donation, in particular a special word of thanks to Sonya Moore and all of her clients who made several generous drop-offs at the Academy.  Thanks also to Fraser Duncan who spent the day volunteering with us.

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Donations from Sir James Mckay House

Monday 22 December 2014

Residents from Sir James McKay House (SJMH) have donated £250 worth of food donations and Xmas presents in support of our joint Xmas appeal this year.

Since we opened our doors, the residents at SJMH (the home is owned and operated on a non profit basis by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, as part of the organisation’s charitable work) have supported each of our annual appeals, in addition they have provided support for Granton PS football team.  A huge thank you to everyone at SJHM, in particular Charlie who co-ordinates things at their end.

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Christmas Bend it like Beesley

With last years Christmas BILB being such a great success, we held it again this year on Saturday and Sunday, indoor at Craigroyston Community High School. 30+ players attended over the course of the 2 days, receiving a selection box and certificate for their efforts.

Look out for the return of our SatSun Soccer programme which starts back on Saturday 10th January, we are now fully booked for 5; 6 and our 7-8 year old age group. If you would like to sign your child up for either the 3-4 year or 9-11 year age group, please contact a member of the academy team to secure your spot.

From everybody at Spartans Community Football Academy, thanks for all your continued support for our coaching programmes.  We hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2015!

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Xmas Present Donations to local Schools

Friday 19 December 2014

Thanks to the generosity of Rutherford Cross (Finance recruitment specialists) employees and their clients, the Academy donated 60+ Xmas presents to 3 x local primary schools on Thursday, those being Granton PS, Pirniehall PS and Craigroyston PS (the 3 schools where an Academy YW is based one full day a week).

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Bend it like Beesley – Xmas Special

Monday 15 December 2014

After the success of last year’s inaugural Xmas BILB programme, the programme returns on Saturday & Sunday 20th/21st December, INDOOR at Craigroyston High School.  Players shall get the chance to show off their passing, dribbling and shooting, as well as challenging the coaches in the famous ‘Coaches v Kids’ challenge.

The programme runs for ages 5-8 and 9-12, both 11.30am – 1.30pm.

If you would be interested in booking your child onto the programme then please call the Academy on 0131 552 7854.

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