Positive Coaching Scotland Workshops

Positive Coaching Scotland Workshops at Ainslie Park, Robertson Suite

Our vision is a football culture in Scotland where young players are developed in a positive, safe environment, where they learn to win through effort and where valuable life lessons are developed. Through the Positive Coaching Scotland programme we are driving change.

Positive Coaching Scotland gives all involved in the game the tools to develop happy, successful, confident, and respectful young people. We want our players to win, just not at all costs, and we want them to stay involved in the game through to adulthood.

The scheduled Positive Coaching Scotland workshops are at Spartans FC Academy, Robertson Suite (accessed through the cafe)

Wednesday 14th March 2018  – 6:15pm – 7:30pm for 2011/2010 Squad Parents

Wednesday 14th March 2018  – 7:30pm – 8:45pm for All Club Coaches (coaches should attend every 2 years)

Monday 26th March 2018 – 6:15pm – 7:15pm for 2006 & Under 13 Squad Players

Monday 26th March 2018 – 7:30pm – 8:45pm for All Small Sided Parents: 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006

Using proven tools and techniques, PCS creates an encouraging environment to ensure that young Scots enjoy sport and want to continue doing it into adulthood.

We are delighted to welcome Alan White, Football Development Officer with the Hearts FC & the SFA South East Region, who will be running the workshop.

Spartans FC Youth shares the values of Positive Scotland wholeheartedly and we would therefore encourage and appreciate your attendance at the workshops.

Spartans Goalkeeper School Restarts on 23rd Feb

Spartans FC Youth Section Goalkeeper School

After our winter break, the Spartans Youth Goalkeeper School restarts on Friday 23rd Feb with SFA-Qualified Goalkeeper Coaches Colin Boyes & Brian Garrity!    This is a fantastic opportunity and we invite all Spartans goalkeepers to join this exciting Goalkeeper School.

Start Date :                    Friday 23rd Feb 2017   

Age Group Start Finish Venue
Small Sided (7s) 3.45pm 4.30pm Stadium Pitch, Spartans Community Football Academy
11-a-side 4.45pm 5.30pm Stadium Pitch, Spartans Community Football Academy



New 2011s – ready to play!

2011sGreat news at Spartans Youth as the new 2011s section has started up with an intake of players from Spartans Community Football Academy.

The 2011s are starting off indoors for the first few weeks and concentrating on ball mastery and starting to get firm foundations with good technical skills in their feet.

The route into Spartans 2011s is through Spartans Community Football Academy so if you know a player who wants to get involved in football at Spartans, please contact SCFA to find get details of their weekly coaching timetable.


It’s a Gong for Graham! Spartans Chief awarded MBE in Queen’s Honours List

The Spartans Football Club are delighted to announce that Chairman Craig Graham has been awarded the Member of the British Empire medal in this year’s Queen’s Honours List.

Unveiled late on Friday evening, “Craig Andrew Graham. Chairman, The Spartans Community Football Academy. For services to Football and the community in Edinburgh. (Edinburgh)” was listed within the MBE section of the roll of honour.

The Club and Academy’s social media accounts were flooded with fantastic comments as people from across all sectors joined us in celebrating this wonderful news.

An ebullient Graham said, “It’s very humbling to receive this honour. At Spartans we have many inspirational people & it’s how everyone works together which enables us to make such a difference. Everyone should be very proud to have played their part since we opened the Academy in 2008.”

From all of us at Spartans Youth….Well done, Craig.

We’re off to the Panto – are you?

EKT217-AD-Cinderella-WebAsset-564x270-WRThe annual Spartans kids adventure to the King’s Theatre will take place on Tuesday 12th December where this year’s hilarious production is Cinderella.

The 7pm show is available to all kids aged 5 to 15 and tickets cost £13 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.

Spartans Goalkeeper School restarts on 25th August!

Spartans FC Youth Section Goalkeeper School

With SFA-Qualified Spartans Goalkeeper Coaches Colin Boyes & Brian Garrity.
This is a fantastic opportunity and we invite all Spartans goalkeepers to join this exciting Goalkeeper School.

Start Date :                    Friday August 25th 2017   

Age Group Start Finish Venue
Small Sided (7s) 3.45pm 4.30pm Stadium Pitch, Spartans Community Football Academy
11-a-side 4.45pm 5.30pm Stadium Pitch, partans Community Football Academy

Details:                           Twitter @spartansfcyouth


Spartans 2002s win the Scottish Cup!

What a weekend! What a nail biter! What a win!

The 2002s were crowned Scottish Cup winners this weekend in Airdrie after a tense Final was tied at 0-0 after extra time.

With fingers in mouths – and some supporters’ hands over eyes – the Spartans penalty kings held their nerve to lift the trophy by virtue of a 4-3 shoot out success.

Cue absolute scenes and much joy. The team bus headed back to the Academy for a pizza-fuel shindig. We reckon they’ve all deserved it.  Well done to all the boys and the coaches who helped them get there!

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2002s Cup Final – Spaces available on the Supporters Bus

The supporters bus will depart from Ainslie Park at 2pm on Sunday 21 May. The final will take place at Airdrie FC. Kick off is 4pm.

There are some spare places on the bus and if interested please contact Ford Swanson on 07770223196 or e mail at ford.swanson@ryden.co.uk

There will be charge of £5 per person for the return journey.

Please come along if you can – we need all the support we can get!!

Spartans 2002 win the John McConnell Memorial Cup!


Spartans took home the John McConnell Memorial Cup after penalty shootout drama at New Dundas Park, Bonnyrigg on Tuesday evening.

After extra time with the sides still locked at 0-0 it went to penalties against Hutchie.

Man of the match Niall who had made a string of great saves stood strong and it was fitting that a Niall save won the cup.

Games against Hutchie have been tight affairs this season and this was no different.

Both teams had chances. Spartans missed some golden opportunities and Niall denied all of the long range efforts from Hutchie.

It’s the first trophy of the season for Spartans 2002 and hopefully the boys can kick on now and bring home the Scottish and SE Region too.