Coaching Sessons @ WPNC

Friday 18 April 2014

During the Easter holidays the Academy provided support for the West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre holiday programme by delivering 2 x coaching sessions, attended by 40 young people.

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Easter Egg Deposits

Wednesday 16 April 2014

The Academy distributed >300 donated Easter Eggs to various different community groups and organisations today.

For example, several local food banks (e.g. The Prentice Centre, Muirhouse Community Shop) and community projects (e.g. The Haven project based at Craigroyston PS – pictured left).

Thanks again to everyone who supported our appeal, which has now ended.

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Easter BILB hits Record Nos

With a further 26 kids taking part in’ Bend it like Beesley’ this week, a record total of 71 kids have signed up for our Easter programme.

The weather has been kind and the players have applied themselves fantastically well over the 8 days so far.

If you would like to sign your child up for one of our 6 week-long Summer Bend it like Beesley programmes then please give us a call on 0131 552 7854, or download an application form here - BILB 2014 Application Form

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BILB Easter Week 1 : Graduation

Friday 11 April 2014

Today saw graduation for Week 1 of our Easter ‘Bend it like Beesley’ programme. A fantastic week of football saw the players improve noticeably on their passing, dribbling and shooting. So much so that it culminated in the kids scraping a victory in the coaches v kids challenge.

The participants received a certificate, water bottle, medal and Spartans wristband for their efforts (as pictured).

There are still spaces for Week 2 of our Easter BILB programme 14th-18th April; if you would be interested in registering your child then please call 0131 552 7854 or bring them along at 9.45am on Monday.

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Making Magic Memories at Go-Ape

Wednesday 9 April 2014

As part of our Easter holiday programme, the Academy took 9 x young people to Go-Ape – a tree-top adventure playground – today…the group was led by youth workers Kenny Cameron and Stewart Stout.

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An Egg-cellent Response

As at today, we have collected 275 easter eggs so far, a great effort.  A huge thanks goes to everyone in the Spartans family (plus connections) who have contributed to our ‘Easter Egg bank’ so far…do keep the donations coming.

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Easter BILB kicks off

Monday 7 April 2014

Week 1 of Easter ‘Bend it like Beesley’ kicked off this morning with 45+ kids attending day 1 of 5.

The drizzle held off long enough for the guys to have a fantastic morning and the synthetic surface underneath allowed the players to continue unhalted.

There are still spaces for the remainder of the week for both the 5-8 year old and 9+ group, as well as spaces for Week 2 commencing 14/04. If you would be interested in signing your child up then please call us on 0131 552 7854 or email

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Bend it like Beesley – Easter Coaching Programme

Thursday 3 April 2014

During the Easter holidays we are running two weeks of our Bend It Like Beesley coaching programme. The first week kicks off on Monday 7th- Friday 11th April and the second week Monday 14th – Friday 18th April. This runs for 3-4 years from 10-11am 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 or call the Academy Office on 0131 5527854 and a member of our team will happily deal with your enquiry.

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SatSun Soccer Block 2 – Graduation

Saturday and Sunday saw the conclusion of our 2nd block of our SatSun Soccer, where again Sparry was on hand to hand out certificates to each player. With over 200 players signed up for block 2, we expect block 3 to be just as busy with the summer sun is just around the corner. Block 3 starts back 26th and 27th April for a 10 week block.

There are still limited spaces available on Block 3 and you would like to sign up your child or receive more information then please check out our Football Community Prog page or contact


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Easter Egg Appeal

Monday 31 March 2014

Following on from the success of our Christmas Present appeal, the Academy has launched it’s latest appeal, namely to collect Easter Eggs, which will be donated to Granton Baptist church food-bank.

The appeal has got off to a great start with over 50 eggs donated in the first week, towards our target of 200+.

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