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New 2011s – ready to play!

2011sGreat news at Spartans Youth as the new 2011s section has started up with an intake of players from Spartans Community Football Academy.

The 2011s are starting off indoors for the first few weeks and concentrating on ball mastery and starting to get firm foundations with good technical skills in their feet.

The route into Spartans 2011s is through Spartans Community Football Academy so if you know a player who wants to get involved in football at Spartans, please contact SCFA to find get details of their weekly coaching timetable.

 

It’s a Gong for Graham! Spartans Chief awarded MBE in Queen’s Honours List

The Spartans Football Club are delighted to announce that Chairman Craig Graham has been awarded the Member of the British Empire medal in this year’s Queen’s Honours List.

Unveiled late on Friday evening, “Craig Andrew Graham. Chairman, The Spartans Community Football Academy. For services to Football and the community in Edinburgh. (Edinburgh)” was listed within the MBE section of the roll of honour.

The Club and Academy’s social media accounts were flooded with fantastic comments as people from across all sectors joined us in celebrating this wonderful news.

An ebullient Graham said, “It’s very humbling to receive this honour. At Spartans we have many inspirational people & it’s how everyone works together which enables us to make such a difference. Everyone should be very proud to have played their part since we opened the Academy in 2008.”

From all of us at Spartans Youth….Well done, Craig.

We’re off to the Panto – are you?

EKT217-AD-Cinderella-WebAsset-564x270-WRThe annual Spartans kids adventure to the King’s Theatre will take place on Tuesday 12th December where this year’s hilarious production is Cinderella.

The 7pm show is available to all kids aged 5 to 15 and tickets cost £13 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.

Spartans Goalkeeper School restarts on 25th August!

Spartans FC Youth Section Goalkeeper School

With SFA-Qualified Spartans Goalkeeper Coaches Colin Boyes & Brian Garrity.
This is a fantastic opportunity and we invite all Spartans goalkeepers to join this exciting Goalkeeper School.

Start Date :                    Friday August 25th 2017   

Age Group Start Finish Venue
Small Sided (7s) 3.45pm 4.30pm Stadium Pitch, Spartans Community Football Academy
11-a-side 4.45pm 5.30pm Stadium Pitch, partans Community Football Academy

Details:                           Twitter @spartansfcyouth

  

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!