Spartans Christmas Appeal 2016

Help us help our local community this Christmas

The Spartans Community Football Academy would like to extend support to a cause close to home here in the North Edinburgh area this Christmas.  This year we are continuing our annual support of food banks based in our local area as we look to combat hunger and ensure no-one goes hungry over the winter period.  This year we will be offering support to Granton Baptist Church’s Basics Bank and the Trussell Trust North Edinburgh Food Bank.

What can you do to help?

Below are some suggested items which we know will make a great difference                

 Suggested food donations

Non-perishable food items such as:

Tinned meat; tinned fruit/veg; pasta sauce; tinned fish; long life milk biscuits

 Where can you drop off any donations?

Any donations can be dropped off at main office at The Spartans Community Football Academy, Ainslie Park, 94 Pilton Drive, Edinburgh, EH5 2HF between now and Tuesday 20th DecemberWe will then arrange for all donations to be delivered to the church closer to Christmas time.


Scottish Youth Cup: Under 15s progress to last 16

inspiresport-bannerSpartans u15s will take on Ayrshire hot-shots AC Irvine in the last 16 of the Scottish Youth Cup after their 3-1 victory over Culter at the weekend.

Spartans started strongly against the northern lads, with Joe In particular flying repeatedly down the wing. Just the final touch or too many touches enabled Culter to block numerous chances that would have seen the hosts take a deserved advantage. Continue reading

Its Spartans kids Panto time! Oh no it isn’t…

Edinburgh-page-001The annual Spartans kids adventure to the King’s Theatre will take place on Tuesday 13th December where this year’s hilarious production is Jack and the Beanstalk.

The 7pm show is available to all kids aged 5 to 16 and tickets cost £12 each.  Friends, brothers and sisters welcome too.  Adults – sorry, it’s a night out for the nippers! You can buy your own tickets and be hipsters without the wee ones elsewhere though!

To book tickets, please call Jeanette Veitch on 07810 048 231 between 5pm – 9pm.

Match Report: Eleven Heaven for 2002 Colts

Think you can stop this?Spartans 2002 Colts progressed to the next Round of the John McConnell Memorial Cup after an impressive 11-0 victory over Salvesen CFC at Forresters High School’s 4G.

Spartans dominated possession for the outset in the fresh autumnal air and blanket blue sky with the two holding midfielders Ethan Russell and Innis Skinner utilising the width of the pitch to create many overloads out by the touchline.  Continue reading

2003s: St Bernard’s edge past Spartans…but it’s no waltz in the park

Think you can stop this?Sun splitting the skies. Spectators squinting in the glare. Coaches throwing off their heavy Spartans jackets. The smell of sunscreen in the air. Just another normal October day in Dalkeith.

Unusually, the team was hit by last minute illness and call offs and we only had eleven players and no subs.  For a normally much larger squad, it was clear that this would be a tough gig, with lots of running around and no breaks. Continue reading