SatSun – Final Call for Places

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Our final block of SatSun commences this weekend, 25th/26th October. With 1150+ places snapped up over the course of 2014, we’re gearing up for a fantastic end to the year.

We still have very limited places available on the following courses:


Little Dribblers (3-4 years)  9-10am

Junior Soccer School (7-8 years)  11-12 noon

Senior Soccer School (9-11 years)  11-12noon



Little Dribblers (3-4 years)  9-10am

Junior Soccer School (5-6 years)  10-11am

Junior Soccer School (7-8 years)  11-12noon

Spaces are limited for every session and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to sign your child up for one of the above courses, please return an application form (found on the Football Community Prog. section of the website) and payment to the address below or e-mail the details requested on the form to

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Bend it like Beesley – October

Friday 17 October 2014

Today saw the end of our October ‘Bend it like Beesley’ with 20+ players signing up throughout the week. Players were put through their paces and worked on dribbling, passing, shooting and also small sided games. Each player received a certificate and an Academy water bottle for their sterling efforts.

Next up we have our After School Club and our signature SatSun Soccer Programme which start next week. Our ASC runs for 3-10 year old’s and SatSun Soccer runs from 3-11 years. If you require further information or would like to sign up please contact the Academy office 0131 552 7854

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Tartan Army ‘Magic Memories’

Tuesday 14 October 2014

As part of our ’Making Magic Memories’ reward and recognition programme, youth workers Kenny, Amy and Kyle took 12 x young people to Ibrox to see Scotland play Georgia at the weekend.  All of the young people chosen are participants on other programmes with us, such as Street Football in a Safe Place and one of our FooTEA Clubs.

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PE Teacher Vacancy

Monday 13 October 2014

A new position of PE Teacher is being created at the Academy.  This new post will initially be for a fixed term contract of 2 years.

One of our goals for a number of years has been to create a personal education programme for young people in a non traditional setting.  With effect from w/b 20/10/14, the new ‘Spartans Academy’ school will be launched.  Our PE Teacher will be tasked with delivering the aims and objectives for the school.

An overview of the role - including the mains duties and qualifications/experience required etc. – is attached (please see below) .

If you are interested in applying for this post, the closing date is Friday 24th October.  If you have any questions concerning this exciting opportunity please contact Douglas Samuel on

PE Teacher Advert(pdf)


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Countdown to Bend it like Beesley…

Friday 10 October 2014

Our October installment of Bend it like Beesley kicks off on Monday and promises to be another fun-filled week.

This shall be held INDOOR at Craigroyston Community High School. The sessions run 10-11am for the 3&4 year olds and 10am-12 for the 5-8 and 9-12 year old groups.

There are still limited spaces available for next week so if you would like to sign up your child then please call 0131 552 7854.

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Nursery Nutmegs @ Bonnington House

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Over the past 4 weeks, Community Coach Lynsey Cowan has been out delivering our ‘Nursery Nutmegs’ programme to Bonnington House Nursery. Throughout the 4 weeks Lynsey worked on basic movements, including jumping; hopping; skipping and balancing on one foot.  All players participating worked on basic dribbling skills and were introduced to working in teams and took part in small sided games.  With today being the last day, each child received a Nursery Nutmeg certificate.

If you are interested in signing your nursery up to this programme or would like further information, please contact Lynsey Cowan on 0131 552 7854 and/or via email @

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SatSun Soccer ‘Stars’

Monday 6 October 2014

This weekend saw our SatSun Soccer August – October block come to an end.  After a successful 8 weeks working with our coaches, each player received a booklet providing them with some feedback on their individual efforts throughout the block.  

Anyone wishing to sign up for any of our community programmes can contact us on 0131-552-7854 and/or via email @

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Bend it like Beesley – October Week

Tuesday 30 September 2014


Our ‘Bend it like Beesley’ holiday programme returns during the October holidays. This runs from the week beginning 13th-17th October with us continuing the delivery of this popular programme after a very successful summer.


Places are available on each of our courses for children aged 3-4 years (Little Dribblers 10 to 11am), 5-8 years (Junior Soccer School 10am to 12pm) and 9-14 years old (Senior Soccer School 10am to 12pm). The cost of the week is £20 for Little Dribblers and £4o for both our Junior and Senior Soccer Schools. Please contact the Academy on 0131-552-7854 or via e-mail to sign your child up for our fantastic football coaching programme.

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North Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Day

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Yesterday we delivered and hosted the North Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Day in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and several other local organisations, including Edinburgh Leisure, Kabo Boxing, Jidel Judo, MYDG and Nike UK. Over 200 pupils from five local Primary Schools took part in several commonwealth sports throughout the day. Pupils were offered the chance to showcase their talents at boxing, judo, 400m relay, 100m sprint, javelin, hurdles, long jump and a mini triathlon. The day proved to be a great success and we would like to thank everyone who was involved.

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Academy Night at the Movies

Thursday 18 September 2014

At our fund raising dinner at the start of the month we showed for the 1st time a film which show-cases some of the work we do at the Academy and how it changes lives.  Working with Edinburgh based filming company Filming Scotland over several weeks we were delighted with the impact the film had on over 460 guests.

Chairman Craig Graham is delighted with the film, “the film captures precisely what we are all about.  The team at Filming Scotland were brilliant to work with and it really does show how sport, and in our case football especially, can have such a positive influence.  I hope everyone enjoys watching the film as much as we did making it”.



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