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Community Coaching


SatSun football, Wednesday Midweek Messis, Tuesday Football, Holiday Hat-tricks and Miss Kickers are our community football programmes for kids aged 3 -11 years. We learn new skills and game play in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. For kids interested in joining Spartans Youth Section our community programmes are the pathway into the club.

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Lewis, one of our community coaching participants told us a little bit about his experiences at The Academy:  

"l was excited but also nervous about starting football in a new place. With the help of the coaches I have learned to control my behavious which I used to find very difficult because I have autism. My proudest moment was when I was chosen to play for Spartans Youth 2010's. The Academy have great coaches working with us. They help us with our football but also have a laugh and keep it fun! My three words to describe Spartans are: fun, organised, enjoyable."  

Nicola (Lewis' mum):

"I knew families that were involved with the youth section so I checked for holiday camps that Lewis could attend when we were in Edinburgh. Lewis has been attending for around 4 years. I would highly recommend The Academy, it’s great fun for the kids but they’re also given structure and guidance on how to play football. We've have had a great experience in our time with The Academy. The coaching and facilities are second to none and we both have great relationships with the coaches. I know that they are always happy to help."

"Lewis was recently given the opportunity to join the Spartans' Youth Section. Seeing his reaction of joy was just amazing. It's great to see a young person grow in skills and confidence and meet their goals."  

Nichola Sturrock, Football Development Manager

Community Football Coaching

The Academy has a range of term time and holiday football coaching programmes for boys and girls aged 3 to 12 years.

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