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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.

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

2003s: St Bernard’s edge past Spartans…but it’s no waltz in the park

Think you can stop this?Sun splitting the skies. Spectators squinting in the glare. Coaches throwing off their heavy Spartans jackets. The smell of sunscreen in the air. Just another normal October day in Dalkeith.

Unusually, the team was hit by last minute illness and call offs and we only had eleven players and no subs.  For a normally much larger squad, it was clear that this would be a tough gig, with lots of running around and no breaks. Continue reading

Spartans Goalkeeper School Restarts on Friday 2nd Sept

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.

Friday Afternoon: 3:30pm till 5:00pm

AGE GROUP:       START:      FINISH:       VENUE:                                    

Small Sided                      3:30pm        4:15pm             Academy

11 Aside                            4:15pm        5:00pm            Academy

Contact:                          cflockhart1@hotmail.co.uk

Details:                           Twitter @spartansfcyouth

Start Date :                    Friday 2nd September 2016     

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.

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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.