Charles Paterson – Sky Sports News – popped by the Academy today to cover our ground damage story. At 8.15am this morning, the roof blew off one of the buildings located next door in the new Miller Homes housing estate. The pitch has since been cleared and remedial works done to our perimeter fencing, meaning the stadium pitch remains playable.
The Academy celebrates it’s 6th birthday today. It’s been a fantastic 5 years, a period which has seen a huge amount of delivery in terms of our community and youth work related programmes, married to significant on-going investment into developing and improving our facilities. Most important of all, we have been able to transform lives for the better and help so many people on our journey so far…who knows what the next 5 years will bring?
Steven Peat and John Harvey, both S4 pupils from St Thomas of Aquin’s, have joined the Academy Team this week as part of their work experience. The two pupils have been working hard over the past three days in assisting our Youth Workers and Community Coaches with the delivery of our local school visit programme which includes Lunchtime, Homework and Afterschool Clubs.
In keeping with the last few years, the Academy will be running a Christmas Appeal for ‘Ashbrook’, our local ‘Lifehouse’ for homeless men and women.
In addition, this year we have set up a ‘food bank’, to support a local campaign launched at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre last week. All donations are welcome and should be dropped off at the Academy office.
We are delighted to announce a new product available from the Academy just in time for Christmas in the form of a Spartans Football Club or Spartans Academy Onesie. As you can see from the attached pictures your onesie can be further personalised with a player or club name down the left leg. The costs and sizes available are:
Kids Onesie £25 (badge only) £28 (badge & name)
Sizes Available: 5/6 years 7/8 years 9/10 years 11/12 years
Adult Onesie £30 (badge only) £35 (badge & name)
Sizes Available: XS Chest 32 S/M Chest 36/38 L/XL Chest 40/42 XXL Chest 46
If you would like to order a Spartans Onesie please contact Debbi McCulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
1. Full name and contact details (mobile number)
2. What size you would like to order?
3. What logo you require: Spartans Academy or Spartans FC?
4. If you require the player or club name down the leg, and if so what name?
5. Preferred colour if ordering the SCFA Onesie (navy or royal blue)
Both onesies come in the colour navy with the SCFA Onesie also available in royal blue. To ensure your order is processed and received in time for Christmas (please note that this is subject to demand and stock availability) please place you order before Friday 13th of December 2013. All orders after this date will be received after the festive period.
Click here for a graphic of our personalised Onesie
Resident coach Tommo took the guys for fun football game and small-sided matches before they raced upstairs following the smell of the pizza from the cafe!
We hope you had a good day and a good birthday Connor!
The Academy (Kenny Cameron) is delivering a 1 day training workshop today for the Prince’s Trust (Fairbridge) as part of a 2 day football themed personal development programme.
Debbi attended a celebration event at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday night, along with all of the other partners working with MCFB on the ‘Scoring a Goal for Inclusion’ project. On the back of our support for the project, we have seen some participants join our Youth Section and take part in other Academy programmes such as BILB and SfiSP.
The Academy played host to the North Edinburgh News Annual General Meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by a cross section of the community, including local Councillors, Community Council members, local residents and organisation, including SCFA.
Seamus Tosh celebrated his birthday with his friends at the Academy on Saturday. SCFA coach Tommo took them through some football-related skill practices and, most importantly, a game to finish! Post-match refreshments and food were then provided by the Academy to re-fuel.
We hope you enjoyed your day Seamus!!