Redpath Albion/Pilmeny Sports Academy
Redpath Albion/Pilmeny Sports Academy


Restart Update - Thank you all for being patient. Our restart still planned for Friday 17 July, are now awaiting the green light from the SYFA (Scottish Youth Football Association)
With phase 3 due be announced by Scot Gov this week, and coaching sessions, possibly being okayed from 13 July, all clubs are reliant on an official announcement by the SYFA, instructing all grassroots clubs that its safe to recommence coaching sessions. Until this is confirmed, and the safety guidance is given to member clubs is publicly announced, we’ll have to be a bit more patient. Restarting coaching sessions before the “all-Clear” would void clubs SYFA Public Liability & Personal Player Injury Insurance cover.










We’re delighted to announce that tentative decisions for a return to Academy sessions have now been finalised. These could be subject to change of course, but returning to Pilrig Park, and utilising the wide open spaces, but more importantly bringing our young players together, and offering an opportunity to getting back on the grass, and promoting healthy lifestyles, is vitally important. We’re delighted to be back.....

Our Academy players officially break for school holidays. And as we ease out of what has been a crazy period of lockdown, our P7s (2008s) will have mixed emotions as they forego emotional goodbyes to classmates and teachers. They’re a squad of strong characters and I’m sure they’ll make a smooth transition to high school life.....We’ll have good news for all Academy teams over the weekend. Watch this space

Our online activity has been quiet for a few weeks, however we’ve been busy behind the scenes.
* Our 2008s (U13s) have now had registrations confirmed with SFA, SYFA and ERYFL, in readiness for the new youth season, and all affiliation fees paid. Player SYFA player registrations open on 1 July, and we’ll be contacting 2008 parents advising on registration details
* Two Online Zoom sessions with club development, and the U13 coaching team, have been held.
* Another Zoom session will be held tonight with 09s and 10s coaching teams.
* With Phase 2 now launched by Scot Gov, and additional Lockdown measures being lifted in the next fortnight, we’ve been putting plans in place for a quick return to academy sessions, when its deemed safe to do so, but also with guidelines and advised restrictions in place.
* Pilrig School access may be some months away.
Weekly updates will be posted on on our FB page and

Academy Player Development Coaches Roddy & Murdo share their fun video produced for 3v2 Soccer Academy members...


Irfan (Dad) and Saif (Son) U10 Academy player enjoying Pilrig Park For a light ball skill session. Anybody else? Forward any short vids and with your permission we’ll get them online....

Hope everyone is staying positive.....We’ve been relatively busy behind the scenes dealing with off-field issues. Our ongoing “negotiations“ with CEC Green Spaces dept re our vision for Pilrig Park and our long-term aims to get our youth teams back playing at Pilrig, took a positive turn, when CEC agreed to support our plans, to increase the dimensions of the current playing area. Once we get the go ahead to start playing, CEC will undertake the work, and our youth teams will come back to PP. Part 2 of our long-term vision is to site a new 60x40 7s playing area, on a section of the original big pitch. The CEC have agreed in principal to carry out the marking and maintenance of the new 7s site, although a cost for this work has still to be agreed. In addition, local group Friends of Pilrig Park will be required to endorse the Academies application, before CEC will proceed. We’ve had 2 fairly in-depth discussions with the Chair of the friends group, and a consultation process involving their members, and residents with a community interest, will be undertaken very soon. We’ve also proposed that the playing area would ideal for community use, especially during school hours by the three local schools. The new area would accommodate, not just 7v7 football, but any sports activity that requires boundary lines, such as Unihock - Rounders - Quick Cricket etc. Pilrig Park school have responded very positively to the proposal. We’ve put together a small video of archive actions shots illustrating the youth and senior games the club enjoyed over the years at Pilrig Park....We’ll keep everyone updated. Stay Safe

Ariel view of proposed new 7 v 7 area

We’ve decided to have a wee bit of fun with our Academy Coaches. We asked them to look back at their early football days. 3 Questions and answers...Oh and to add a pic of them in their football kit. * Pause vid to read *

Albion Squads going way back. Senior, Youth and Academy. There’s bound to be a Dad, Grandad, Brother or Neighbour among these Squads.......


Pilrig Park * We'll be back soon.....






















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Latest Academy News

February 2020 - U13 Youth Squad Player Appeal

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Thank You..

Our Thanks to Academy sponsors. 80 bottles for academy members

New Shorts Sponsor

The Academy is delighted to announce additional sponsorship from local community company, Wayne Sutherland Joinery Services. Wayne’s company brand will be displayed on our Academy and youth squads shorts.

2009s recruiting

Players born 2009 required to enhance our current squad. The squad will be increasing in size as we build towards the 9 v 9 season.Details in our flyer.

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Pilmeny Youth Centre
44 Buchanan Street
Leith, Edinburgh


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