FIFA 2 Star Certification for Stadium Pitch

Tuesday 3 March 2015

The Academy stadium synthetic pitch has recently been awarded it’s ‘FIFA 2 star certificate’ for the 3rd consecutive year.  Each of our synthetic pitches are brushed a minimum of twice per week, to ensure the best possible playing experience for our customers.

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Thistle Do Nicely

Thursday 19 February 2015

Exciting news, our FooTEA club have managed to secure a friendly match against young people from The Partick Thistle Community Trust’s Youth Intervention Programme. The day will consist of the two teams battling it on our Stadium Pitch, before heading upstairs for post match refreshments. Whilst on their visit, the group will also drop by our Street Fitbaw in a Safe Place and join in with the young people of North Edinburgh.

We will also have James Craigen of Partick Thistle FC on hand throughout the day. James will be coming along on the day to encourage the team and get a catch up with the Spartans CFA were he volunteered during his time as a student at Edinburgh University.

This match will be held on Monday 13th April with a 1pm kick off.

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Bend it Like Beesley Holiday Programme

Monday 16 February 2015

Our signature holiday coaching programme – Bend it Like Beesley – takes places this week at Craigroyston Community High School. For more information about the course and how to sign-up your child, please go to

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Stadium Pitch – FIFA 2* Certified

Thursday 5 February 2015

We are delighted to announce that after recent testing, our Stadium Pitch has once again attained it’s FIFA 2* certificate for the 3rd year running.

We thank our groundstaff and customers for helping maintain the pitch to the highest possible standard.

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SCFACOACHING.COM – new website

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Breaking News…we have launched a brand new sister website for everything coaching-related within Spartans Community Football Academy.


Whether it’s the latest news on the football provision we offer, how to sign up your child, our coaches or anything to do with SCFA, you’ll now find it all at

We hope you enjoy the new site and warmly welcome any feedback.

Thanks from all at Spartans Community Football Academy.

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Many Thanks for you Foodbank Donations

Wednesday 21 January 2015

In response to our December appeal for foodbank donations, you helped us collect a fantastic 444.7kgs of food. Jean at Edinburgh NW & C Foodbanks wanted to pass on her thanks to everyone involved:

“…thank you and your colleagues for your tremendous efforts in helping us to ensure that no one in crisis in our area goes without sufficient food. This amount of food enabled us to provide immediate help to 23 families providing them with three nutritionally balanced meals to last for at least three days.  We know that your generous contribution is greatly appreciated by those who receive the food boxes. As a result of the support of people like you and your colleagues we have been able to provide 64,000 meals to 8,000 people over the last two years.  Sadly the number of people finding themselves in this position through no fault of their own is on the increase. We are extremely grateful that you and your colleagues chose to support our work.  Please accept our sincere thanks and best wishes for you all for 2015.”

Once again thanks to everyone who donated and supported our food bank appeal.

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Spartans Smilers gets a make-over

Friday 16 January 2015

This year we will be introducing our new on-line oral health education module.  It will form part of a re-vamped and updated Spartans Smiler’s programme (for children aged p3).

In preparation for this, ’Sparry’ paid a visit to West Granton Dental Centre this week, who were kind enough to allow us to do some filming, for our new Spartans Smiler’s e-learning based module.

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SatSun Soccer 2015 kicks off

Monday 12 January 2015

Block 1 of our hugely popular SatSun Soccer returned for 2015 this weekend, with 171 kids attending over the 5 age groups. Ages 3-6 are indoor at Broughton High School on account of the weather, with our 7-11 year-olds toughing it out, outdoor at The Academy.


Unfortunately this means that our sessions are completely full but if you would like to join our waiting list for Block 2 beginning at the end of February then please contact

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New Year, New Recruit

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Stephane Murray, who volunteered with us in 2013 and 2014 (part) joined the Academy staff team this week.  Stephane joins us on a 12 week ’Preparing for Work’ programme, delivered in partnership with Limelight Careers.

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Delivering Your Donations

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Academy staff – Stewart, Nic and Amy – spent today delivering bags of clothes, boxes of toiletries and Christmas presents collected from our regular customers and members of the ‘Spartans family’.

Deposits were made at the Edinburgh NW Foodbank (run in partnership with the Trussell Trust), the Salvation Army ’Life-house’ based at the Pleasance and lastly Social Bite (a social enterprise who will be providing 1000′s of free meals on Christmas Day for homeless people).

The Academy would like to thank everyone who made a donation, in particular a special word of thanks to Sonya Moore and all of her clients who made several generous drop-offs at the Academy.  Thanks also to Fraser Duncan who spent the day volunteering with us.

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