Countdown to Charity Dinner 2015

Tuesday 1 September 2015

The countdown is well and truly on to our annual Charity Dinner, which takes place on Thursday 3rd September at the Prestonfield House Hotel.  This year’s after dinner speaker guest is Alan Hansen.  To view this years charity dinner brochure, please click on the link below.

Charity Dinner Brochure 2015

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Spontaneous Scotland Captain

Thursday 27 August 2015

Scotland captain Scott Brown paid a surprise and spontaneous visit to our BME FooTEA youth work provision today…making today’s session all the more special for those who came along.  A huge thanks to Scott for making time for everyone at the Academy today.

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BBC Radio Today Programme


Simon Jack (BBC Today Programme) and Nigel Kershaw OBE (Big Issue Invest) popped by the Academy to record an interview with our CEO Douglas Samuel today, to be aired on the ‘Friday Boss’ slot as part of a wider interview with Nigel.

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‘Positively Diverse’ Conference


The Academy is delighted to be hosting and taking part in a 1 day ‘Positively Diverse’ conference on 1st October.  The event has been arranged by the Forth Neighbourhood Partnership along with Living in Harmony, to discuss and review how to implement positive practices that include BME residents.

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New Youth Work Space – Works Underway

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Works got underway on Monday 17/8 to remove the large mound area located next to our 5 a side.  The space is being cleared to enable us to create a dedicated youth work space, which will enable us to do even more for young people in North Edinburgh.

Our thanks go to the Walter Scott Foundation for their significant donation towards the front end costs of creating the new space, also to Miller Homes & Cala Home for dealing with phase 1 of the works required.

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Community Programmes return…the final countdown!

Wednesday 12 August 2015

With the summer holidays coming to an end for most, we are busier than ever here at The Spartans Community Football Academy preparing for the restart of our community programmes.
Our Wednesday Afterschool Club returns on 19th August whilst SatSun Soccer kicks off on the 22nd & 23rd August respectively. The block of sessions will run for 8 weeks taking us up to the October holidays.
We still have a handful of spaces available on both courses but we would advise you to book up soon to avoid disappointment. For further information or to register on any of our programmes please contact us on 0131 552 7854 or e-mail nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com We hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer holidays!

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New Post, New Arrival

Tuesday 4 August 2015

The Academy is delighted to welcome Kari Spence on board.  Kari takes up the new post of Academy PE Teacher wef 3rd August, created to help us to move forward and develop our ‘alternative school’ project (Kari joins us from Inveralmond Community High School, where she was based last year).

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QUEST Winners 2015


This years winners of the summer QUEST event was PYCP (pictured left).

Our thanks go to everyone who took part + our YP Committee who organised the event, in what was a great day…enjoyed by everyone.

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The Return of the QUEST

Friday 31 July 2015

The Academy Young Person’s Committee took on the challenge of arranging the North Edinburgh QUEST 2015 today.  Teams from local youth agencies MYDG, GYC amd PYCP all took part, along with Teams representing SCFA.  The day was supported by Academy volunteers, Ambassadors and volunteers from NIKE Stores (from across the Central belt).

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MMM @ Adventure Golf Island


On Thursday we the Academy took 11 x young people and 2 x Academy Ambassadors to Adventure Golf Island, based in Fife Leisure Park, as part of our summer holiday Making Magic Memories programme.

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