Wales hails Wilson as we look for your magical memories

Kevin WilsonThe curtain finally come down on the Spartans Youth season recently.

A dedicated bunch of players, parents and volunteers have survived another footballing emotional rollercoaster of cheers and tears!

The Spartans Family have once again shown that we Live Together, Play Together, Win Together. Sometimes we’ll lose together too, but that’s football for you.

We recently asked on our Facebook and Twitter pages what your favourite moments or memories throughout the year were.

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Pro-Youth Signing – Congratulations Andrew Kelly

Many congratulations to Andrew Kelly who has signed for Hibernian’s pro-youth programme.

Andrew has been at Spartans since he was 4 years old, starting at mini-kickers with the Spartans Community Football Academy.  We are delighted to see that he’s been given this opportunity and know he’ll be a great sucess.


Pro-Youth Signing – Congratulations Louis Paterson

More good news this week with Hearts signing another Spartans 2006 player, Louis Paterson.

Louis is the 3rd Spartans 2006 player signed by Hearts in mid-2016 and we are delighted to see him taking this opportunity.  He has been with our 2006s since he was 7 years old and is another skilled player to have benefitted from excellent coaching available at Ainslie Park.

Well done Louis, we are very proud of you and wish you great success with your new challenge.



Under 13s Reds set for final game of campaign

The Under 13s Reds face a trip to East Lothian on Thursday night to play Longniddry Villa in a must win game as the outcome of the League Title goes down to the wire.

The Reds must secure a victory to keep their championship hopes alive following a narrow defeat to second place Leith Athletic A at the Academy on Tuesday.

The Leith side, who have a game in hand over Spartans – against Villa – and sit two points behind, take on Hutchison Vale in the other fixture.

Under 17s: Sensational Spartans seal sixth silverware of the season

Reds99TomWilson2016Spartans Reds 99 made it the joy of six on Saturday when they lifted the final piece of silverware this season with a 4-3 win over Hutchison Vale who took the Tom Wilson Trophy to the wire with a late comeback attempt.

Bonnyrigg’s New Dundas Park was once again the venue for this Under 17s Edinburgh Derby between two sides who had met four times previously during the year, with Steven O’Neil’s side undefeated throughout. Continue reading

Under 17s: O’Neil’s Reds look to go out on a high in Final finale

Steven O'Neil with Cameron Dawson

Steven O’Neil with Cameron Dawson

Saturday sees the curtain come down on a great season for Spartans Reds 99 when they take on Hutchison Vale in the Final of the Tom Wilson Memorial Cup at New Dundas Park.

Ahead of the Under 17s attempt to secure their sixth piece of silverware this season against Edinburgh rivals Hutchie, Head Coach Steven O’Neil spoke of the amazing journey his side have been on in a successful season on and off the park. Continue reading