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Spartans Para Football

Spartans Connections is the para football section of The Spartans Football Club and is delivered in close partnership with the Spartans Community Football Academy. We welcome players who have a wide range of disabilities including physical and learning difficulties, mental health challenges and beyond.

Connections provides skill and fitness-focused football training sessions in a fun, social atmosphere. We welcome players aged 16+. We have 5 teams that compete in the Scottish Football Association Pan Para-Football Leagues and national competitions. Not all our players come along for the competitive side, we have players who simply enjoy the fitness and social side of training. Our teams are mixed gender although we are actively looking to recruit more women to join us.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines we are currently running one 2 hour session every Thursday from 4-5pm. To meet Covid-19 guidelines players are divided into bubbles and we have a maximum number of 42 people that we can acommodate. Players must come ready to play as there is no access to changing room facilities but the external toilets are available.

If you or anyone you know, is interested in joining us, please contact Garry Betts for more information.

There is a suggested donation of £5 per month collected on the first Thursday of the month.

If you are looking for wheelchair or powerchair football, please contact The Scottish Powerchair Football Association to find out what's available in Edinburgh.


Walking Football

Come and enjoy walking football with us every Monday from 12-1pm. All you need is a pair of moulded studs or blades and if you don't have any, we have some that you can borrow if you need them. Walking football is open to all adults and is a great low impact way to keep fit and meet new people.

To meet Covid-19 guidelines players need to come ready to play as there is no changing room access. External toilets are available.

There is a suggested donation of £5 per month collected on the first Monday of the month.


If you would like more information please call The Academy on 0131 552 7854 and ask for Garry Betts or email Garry.



Our Community Coaching Programmes operate in accordance with the latest Scottish Government, Scottish FA and sportscotland Covid-19 guidelines. Participants signing up to The Academy Community Programmes agree to comply with these guidelines.