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, 2pm 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.

Spartans Youth coaches gain main pathway qualifications

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!

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Spartans FC Youth Section Goalkeeping School Timetable

Spartans FC Youth Section Goalkeeper School

With SFA Qualified Goalkeeper Coaches and led by Chris Flockhart.
Chris is an ex-Spartans 1st Team Goalkeeper & Leads the SFA Goalkeeper Development Centre.

This is a fantastic opportunity and we invite all Spartans goalkeepers to join this exciting Goalkeeper School every Friday Afternoon: 3:45pm till 5:15pm

AGE GROUP:       START:      FINISH:       VENUE:                                    

Small Sided                      3:45pm        4:30pm             Academy

11 Aside                            4:30pm        5:15pm            Academy

Contact:                          cflockhart1@hotmail.co.uk

Details:                           Twitter @spartansfcyouth

Start Date :                    Friday 2017     

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Spartans FC Youth AGM – Sunday 19th Feb @ 7pm

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

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Message about Child Protection Policy

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.

Match Report: 2002s KO AC in Scottish Youth Cup

DSC_5743Spartans 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