Charity Patron Pops By

Thursday 21 January 2016

Charity patron Gordon Strachan popped by today to visit our new dedicated youth work space and hear about latest developments around some of our key projects such as the alternative school.

Whilst he was here, Gordon also took time to drop-in to the Community Connections coaching session and take part in an informal Q&A.

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Return of SatSun Soccer

Friday 8 January 2016

This weekend marks the return of our flagship community coaching programme – SatSun Soccer – with the start of block 1.  Our 2016 programme calender, detailing all of our classes plus timings, can be found on our dedicated coaching website – www.scfacoaching.com

Just now the forecast for the weekend is for extremely cold weather, potentially snow. If any sessions have to be cancelled due to the weather and/or unplayable pitches, a notice will be posted on our coaching website, also on our twitter account at @Spartans_CFA no later than 1 hour before the session in question is due to begin.

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Christmas Food Bank Appeal

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Thanks to everyone who supported and made a donation to our latest Christmas food bank appeal. We collected and donated c300kg of food, which we dropped off at the Trussell Trust at the start of this week.

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Christmas Present Donations


The Academy, in partnership with Rutherford Cross, donated c50 x Christmas presents this week to 3 x local primary schools.  We would like to thank Rutherford Cross staff for their kindness and continued support.

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Xmas ‘Food Bank’ Appeal

Tuesday 8 December 2015

The Academy is running a food bank appeal this Christmas to help support our local food bank network. All donations can be dropped off at the Academy office before Monday 21st December. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Brewin Dolphin Donation

Monday 7 December 2015

The Academy was thrilled to receive a £1k donation today from Brewin Dolphin – one of the UK’s leading wealth management firms.

The donation will be used to help deliver youth work provision from our new youth work space, due to open in the New Year.

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FC United of Manchester Visit

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Academy CEO Douglas Samuel spent today visiting the Community & Education Department of FC United of Manchester, to hear about and share learning around community engagement using the power of sport

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Diana Award

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Congratulations to Academy volunteer Aaron McGregor who has been awarded the Diana Award for the Champion Volunteer category. This is the third time an Academy volunteer has won this prestigious award as Aaron follows in the footsteps of previous winners Kyle Patterson and Lewis Garrity. From everyone at the Academy well done Aaron and we are so proud of the journey you have undertaken.

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Radio Forth Awards – ‘Contribution to Sport’

Friday 20 November 2015

A huge ‘well done’ and congratulations to Academy and Spartans FC Chairman – Craig Graham (pictured left) – who was presented with the ‘Contribution to Sport’ award at the Radio Forth Awards 2015.

Craig volunteers a huge amount of his time to the ‘Spartans Family’, is the driving force and architect behind Spartans becoming a community based Club which is respected and admired throughout the country.

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Mazars LLP Volunteering Day


A group of volunteers from Mazars LLP – Edinburgh Branch – spent the day volunteering at the Academy today, re-painting 4 x Dressing Rooms.  SCFA would like to say a huge thanks to Laura Clarkson (far right) and members of her Team.

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