Bend it like Beesley – Graduation Day!

Friday 25 July 2014

Bend it like Beesley week 4 ended today with 35+ players receiving their certificates and gifts from Sparry the Spartans Squirrel. Sparry also hit the crossbar to give the coaches their first victory of the summer for the coaches challenge. Places are still available on weeks 5 & 6, to sign up for a day or a full week, please contact a member of the academy team or email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

 

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Summer Programme – LaserQuest


On Wednesday, as part of our Academy youth work summer programme, 11 x YP enjoyed the chance to go to Laser Quest, where they enjoyed the challenge of playing various games.

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Bend it like Beesley – Week 4

Monday 21 July 2014

Today at the academy we kicked off our 4th week of our summer Bend it like Beesley coaching programme. We have 35+ players signed up for today throughout the three age groups. The Little Dribblers and Junior Soccer School both worked on dribbling and control. The Senior Soccer School were working on beating defenders with speed and seemed to have had a lots of fun.

If you would like to sign up for the rest of the week or for one of the next two weeks, please contact Nicola Sturrock on 0131 552 7854 or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

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BILB Week 3 Graduation

Friday 18 July 2014

Today marked the final day of Bend it like Beesley Week 4 for Summer. With 35 kids on the programme, it was another fantastic week with huge improvements made in all players. For their excellent attitudes, players each received a certificate, water bottle and Bend it like Beesley medal.

Taylor Grillo, Aaron Cameron & Jack Cameron all received a football for having attended 3 weeks in succession whilst Aidan Cross received a special gold Bend it like Beesley medal, having attended well over 20 of our programmes since we opened. Congratulations to the 4 stalwarts and all players who attended.

There are still spaces on the final 3 weeks of our Summer programme – for more information contact nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

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Trip to Time Capsule

Thursday 17 July 2014

Our latest ’making magic memories’ trip, as part of our Summer Programme – a trip to the Time Capsule – took place on Wednesday 16th July.  Lead by Kenny & Jamie, 11 x YP enjoyed the chance to experience the Time Capsule for the 1st time…the group of YP people who took part, are all participants on Street Football in a Safe Place.

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Bend it like Beesley – Summer Week 3

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Week three of our summer ‘Bend it like Beesley’ programme kicked of yesterday morning in style with over 30 players joining us for the 5 day programme. It is great to see so many new faces joining the ranks as well as familiar faces returning to demonstrate their great footballing skills and having lots of fun. If you would like to sign up to any of our remaining three weeks then please contact the academy office on 0131-552-7854 or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

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Creating a Young Person’s Committee


The Academy has received an award from the People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery (www.postcodetrust.org.uk )

The small grant is to help the Academy to set up and create a new Young Person’s Committee (over the course of the next year).

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Bend it like Beesley Week 2

Friday 11 July 2014

Today was the final day of our second successful week of our Summer ‘Bend it like Beesley’ programme.  30+ kids signed up for the 5 day course. With the sun shining, the players worked on various aspects of their game throughout the week and had a great a fun and enjoyable week.

If you would like to sign your child up for this fantastic Summer programme then please contact jackbeesley@spartanscfa.com for more information.

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The Craig Gowans World Record Football Match


Between 4th July and 8th July 2015, the Academy will host a world record attempt, namely the longest 11 a-side football match in honour of Craig Gowans.  The fund raising event is being organised by a group of Craig’s friends, who have set themselves a target of playing a 100 hour football match, to raise £37k (Craig’s squad number at Falkirk was 37) for various charities, including ‘The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund’ (CGMF).

CGMF was established shortly after Craig’s tragic death on 8th July 2005.  To date, it has raised c£70k for a number of local charities, including the Sick Kids Friends Foundation and CHAS.

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Spartans @ Youth Work Games

Wednesday 9 July 2014

The Academy has entered 2 teams into the Youth Work Games, held at Loch Tay 8th & 9th July. This residential is based on the Olympics but also features more bizarre ‘sports’ such as Swamp Football and Tug ‘O ‘War! Hopefully our Youth Workers Amy & Jamie, who are leading the teams, don’t let the side down!

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