Spartans coaches Iain Scott, Alan Struthers, Terry Manning and Nigel Miller successfully gained their SFA 1.2 Coaching Footballers 13+ qualifications at Meadowfield today. Iain, Alan and Terry are all coaching with our 2005s and are progressing to 11-a-sides this year so were making sure that they had these Main Pathway certificates.
Well done guys!
The Spartans FC Youth
Annual General Meeting
Date: Sunday 19th February 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: The Spartans Community Football Academy
If you are planning to run a team next year then it is expected that at least one coach/volunteer will attend to represent your team & obtain and feedback information.
Tea/Coffee available from 6:45pm
After the highs of the previous weekend’s Cup exploits, the 2002’s coaches feared a performance dip ahead of the trip to the Borders with a tough game away to improving Gala side. The journey made all the more challenging with Jack C, Danny and Luke all missing and Kornel coming back from illness. Continue reading
MESSAGE FROM LES ATKINSON, CHAIRPERSON
In view of recent press coverage regarding the issue of abuse in youth football we would like to reassure players and parents that we follow a strict protocol to recruit and screen volunteers who work directly with players and also have a Club Child Protection Policy and Officer, and all age groups/teams have an allocated Child Protection Officer too.
All volunteers meet with a member of the Youth Section Committee and volunteer coaches also meet with the Coach Development Officer. Volunteer application forms are completed and references provided. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks are completed for Spartans FC Youth and, Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) when volunteers are registered on the SYFA database.
Anyone with any concerns should speak to their age group/team Child Protection Officer. If you don’t know who this is then ask your Head Coach.
Alternatively get in touch with the Club Child Protection Officer or any member of the Youth Section Committee.
Spartans 2002’s pulled off a fantastic result to progress into the Scottish Youth Cup Quarter Finals after a 4-0 victory over Ayrshire League Champions AC Irvine at Ainslie Park.
The visitors, who travelled to Edinburgh unbeaten this season, were the most fancied to make it into the hat for the next round draw however it was a polished performance from the North Edinburgh side who kept a clean sheet in the making too. Continue reading
Spartans 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
The 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.
The Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup Round 3 draws were made this afternoon (Wednesday 12th October) and were broadcast via the Association’s Periscope feed.
The following draws featuring Spartans teams were made:
Hot on the heels of unveiling his sponsorship of the 2008’s playing kit, local businessman Gerry Weir has announced further support of the Youth Section with another generous jersey deal.
The Cornerstone Mortgage Consultants front man has put his name to The Spartans 2004’s tops for the forthcoming campaign. Continue reading