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

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