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.
Spartans 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 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
The 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.
The Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup Round 3 draws were made this afternoon (Wednesday 12th October) and were broadcast via the Association’s Periscope feed.
The following draws featuring Spartans teams were made:
Hot on the heels of unveiling his sponsorship of the 2008’s playing kit, local businessman Gerry Weir has announced further support of the Youth Section with another generous jersey deal.
The Cornerstone Mortgage Consultants front man has put his name to The Spartans 2004’s tops for the forthcoming campaign. Continue reading
Spartans 2008s season has been offered a boost with the delivery of new kit courtesy of kind hearted local business Cornerstone Mortgage Consultants.
The Edinburgh based company have been long standing supporters of the Club, backing the Senior Men, Women and Youth sections over the recent seasons. Continue reading
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
Sunday saw the 2002 Colts head across the capital to take on Currie Star Colts at Balerno High School in the Sportsassist SE Region cup.
The game was played on a fantastic 4g pitch in great weather, the perfect recipe for fast flowing football. Continue reading
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