The Scottish Training Federation Awards 2014 – short listed

Wednesday 20 August 2014

The Academy has been short listed for an award at the Scottish Training Federation Awards 2014, in the ‘Medium Employer of the Year’ category.

We have been shortlisted in recognition of the success of our 12 week and 6 month ‘Getting Ready for Work’ and ‘Preparing for Work’ training programmes, delivered in partnership with Limelight Careers.

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Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund (SSCF)


The Academy played host to a SSCF workshop on Tuesday for strand 1 applicants on Tuesday.  During the workshop – facilitated by SIS, The Robertson Trust and Evaluation Support Scotland – the Academy was used, along with Active Communties as case studies, to provide applicants with an overview of how a sports based social enterprise operates and becomes sustainable.

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SatSun Soccer Kick-Off

Monday 18 August 2014

Our signature coaching programme ‘SatSun Soccer’ kicked off in style once again at the weekend with 230+ players signing up to what we can assure will be a fantastic 8 week block. We are fully booked on a Saturday morning for our Junior Soccer School which is aimed at 5-6 years and also both our Senior Soccer Schools, 7-8 & 9-11 years.

We still have places on our 3-4 year age group on a Saturday and for all age groups on a Sunday 3-8 years.

If you would like to secure your child’s place for the rest of this programme, please contact a member of the academy staff on 0131 552 7854 or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com.

 

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School of Football – 2014/15 Induction

Tuesday 12 August 2014

The ‘School of Football’ (SoF) is a project aimed at developing the social and academic skills of young people during their first 2 years of high school. Spartans Academy FDO Jack Beesley delivers this to young people at Craigroyston Community High School (in partnership with the SFA and CEC).

After 4 trials and a parent/child interview, the successful new S1 group joined the S2 squad for the 2014/15 induction session where they were presented with their new kit for the year and received an overview of the programme from Jack and Kenny, plus Chris Smith from the SFA (who oversees the programme throughout the South East region).

We hope all the boys and girls on the programme enjoy their SoF journey.

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Bend it like Beesley Grand Finale

Friday 8 August 2014

Today saw the end of our Summer “Bend it like Beesley” coaching programme after what has been a fantastic 6 weeks.  This week saw over 30 players complete a fun-filled week of activities and receiving a certificate + gift for their efforts.  Summer 2014 has been one of our most successful summers yet, with 200+ players joining us over the course of the holidays.  It has also been fantastic to see “BILB” graduates signing up for our other commercial programmes which start back in August.  There are still some places available on our programmes and if you would like further information please contact Debbi McCulloch on 0131 552 7854 or e-mail debbimcculloch@spartanscfa.com

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Bend it like Beesley – Final Week

Monday 4 August 2014

Today at the academy, we welcomed 20+ players for our final week of our summer coaching programme ‘Bend it like Beesley’. This summer has seen over 200 + players over the past six weeks. With some regular faces from our other community coaching programmes taking part, it is also great to see some new faces come in through the academy doors.

Next up we have our signature coaching programme ‘SatSun Soccer’ which runs during term time on a Saturday morning for players aged 3-11 years and on a Sunday morning for players aged 3-8 years. We also run a Wednesday after school club for 3-10 year olds.

 

If you would like further information on any of the above courses, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Academy Team on 0131-552-7854 or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

 

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Bend it like Beesley Week 5 – Graduation

Friday 1 August 2014

Today, seen our final day of our week 5 ‘Bend it like Beesley’ summer programme. Throughout the week the players from each age group have worked on all aspects of the game including, dribbling; passing; shooting and working on both defending and attacking. Throughout the week there were 50+ players signed up to this weeks programme. Next week is our final week of Bend it like Beesley and there are limited places available. If you would like to sign your child up for what we can assure will be a fantastic week, please contact a member of the academy team or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

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Summer Beach Day

Thursday 31 July 2014

This week saw Youth Worker Amy Henderson and Young Ambassador Lewis Garrity take 15 young people on a day trip to Portobello Beach. As part of our Summer Programme 2014 participants visited the amusement park and played fun games on the beach.

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Bend it like Beesley – Week 5

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Monday morning kicked off our 5th week of Bend it like Beesley summer programmes. With it being our busiest week yet this summer with 50 + players signed up over the three different age groups. Our Little Dribblers programme runs for 3-4 year olds from 10am-11am, whereas the Junior Soccer School runs for 5-8 year olds and Senior Soccer School players aged 9-12 years. Our Junior and Senior School runs from 10am-12noon. If you are interested in signing your child up for the final week next week W/C 4th August, please contact a member of the academy team on 0131 552 7854 or via email nicolasturrock@spartanscfa.com

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Support for UNICEF Projects

Monday 28 July 2014

Some of our Academy Ambassadors have elected to forfeit personal awards due to them, as a direct result of them volunteering with us, to support UNICEF projects delivered in Africa ( see www.youngscot.org/rewards ).  As a result of Ambassadors efforts, 4 x footballs plus a week’s worth of meals for 2 people, have been donated thr0ugh Young Scot.

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