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

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.