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.

 

 

Spartans 2004 Whites win the 2017 Edinburgh Cup Final

Congratulations to the Spartans 2004 Whites who today won the Edinburgh Cup Final against Oxgangs AC today.

Spartans 2004 Whites win the Edinburgh Cup Final

Spartans 2004 Whites win the Edinburgh Cup Final

Spartans Whites were 7-1 winners today after being  4-nil up at half time.  Man-of-the-match was Harry Little scored who scored 4 and he was joined on the Spartans scorers list by Given Ndlovu who scored 2 & Oscar Jamieson who scored 1.

 

This was the 2nd cup win this season for Spartans Whites following their 5 – 1 victory last month in the Vauxhall Belmont Cup against Peebles.  

2017 is turning into a great year for the Spartans 2004s with Spartans Reds already having won 1 cup and in another final & Spartans Youth winning their Ken Ritchie Cup Semi final at Saughton today to put them in 2 Cup Finals!

Spartans Community Football Academy – Easter Egg Appeal – 2017

Last year with your help we collected and donated almost 300 Easter Eggs to children in the North Edinburgh community. This year, we would like to offer support again to ensure that children in our community don’t miss out on a visit from the Easter bunny.

What can you do to help?    Before Wednesday 12th April, we are hoping to collect as many Easter Eggs as we can.  Our target is to surpass last year’s total of 300 eggs. If you can spare an egg, then please donate and make a child happy this Easter!

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 2HFWe will then arrange for all the eggs to be delivered to our local foodbanks before Easter Sunday.

Thank you #hereforgood

 

Spartans FC Youth 2002s in Scottish Youth FA Cup Semi Final

On Sunday March 26th Spartans FC Youth 2002s play Jimmy Johnstone Academy in the semi final of the Inspire Scottish Youth FA Cup.

The match is being played on Sunday March 26th at St Roch’s Juniors, James McGrory Park, Royston Road, Glasgow, G21 2AA, 1pm kick off.  See this link for more details of the location.  http://www.strochsfc.com/venue/jame_mcgrory_park/

The team have played some great football to get to this stage of the competition and all the club wish them success in this round too.

If you are able to travel, please try to make it along!

Spartans 2002 Reds – Coaching Opportunity

Spartans FC Youth are looking for a qualified Coach to join our 2002 Div-3 team starting after the Summer break, i.e. July/Aug 2017.

This is a great opportunity to assist our existing experienced coaches and when doing this, there Spartans will support you to attend further SFA coaching courses.

Please contact us if you have SFA Main Pathway Level 1.3 qualifications.

The team & coaches  have been Development level over the last few seasons; this is a great opportunity for a qualified coach to continue with their development.

To apply please email: stuart.gray@spartansfcyouth.com

Welcome to 2010s Head Coach – Chris Sim

Spartans Youth are delighted to welcome Chris Sim as the 2010s Head Coach… so we asked him for a pen portrait!

I was previously tchris9he Head Coach of the 2005’s and assistant head coach of the 1999’s at Polbeth Community Football Club where I worked with the club for four years. I have a passion for football and developing youngsters and recently completed my Children’s award and would love to go on and complete my advanced children’s licence as well as starting on the main pathway and aiming toward my C licence.

As well as Spartans I coach walking age to 5 year old children at Edinburgh University on a Sunday morning which I have been doing for a year. I had a short career as a central defender for various amateur teams in West Lothian where I was also club captain however retired due to injuries!!

I am a season ticket holder at Hearts and have been for 12 years. I love nothing more than a Scottish Cup win or a victory over Hibs!!!!! (Bad timing that one)

I am married and have an 18 month old daughter.  I have recently taken up running, last year completing the Edinburgh 10k and the half marathon. My full time job is as an IT Analyst at a major bank where I have worked for five years however I hope one day to coach full time.