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

REDPATH ALBION - PILMENY SPORTS ACADEMY

All four Fixtures now confirmed for Sunday 22 November. Good luck to all the boys & coaches

Who remembers the table-top football game Subbuteo, customised team kits worn by the tiny football figures. Adults of a certain age will remember it well, and no doubt most of the club dads, will have played it at some stage while growing up. Well we’ve joined the esteem ranks of the world-wide Subbuteo teams. Big thanks to our 2009s keeper Louie’s dad, David Curti for arranging to have this set produced. Fantastic attention to detail.....

2010s Whites away to Edin City.....Passing football was great today, some of the best I've seen from the team. Great attitude as ever, great team work and great goals. Also plenty of fine saves from Adam to stop them getting back in at any point. .Speaking to their coach, he thought we would give their Pele team a good game.
Courtesy Coach Mark....
* MATCH REPORT * 2010 v Redhall Star - Coach Paul
Redhall Star v Redpath Albion Reds
Definitely the toughest match this season so far as both teams played out a very entertaining draw. Conditions were difficult with the pitch very heavy and both sets of players struggling to keep their feet at times.
We were not at our best today from a passing perspective, playing only in sporadic phases. When we did pass it we were very fluid and effective, creating some great chances. Redhall had a cracking GK though who pulled off a few fantastic saves.
Today was a performance about desire, guts and the defensive side of the game. Freddie at CB was immense for large portions of the match, almost taking it as a personal insult if an opposition player got past him. Likewise Dan, who was like the Duracell bunny all over the pitch, tackling, harassing, pressing and driving us forward.
All over the pitch we were digging in to win personal battles and that was pleasing to see, especially as we have sometimes been lacking a little in this area in the past.
A big thank you to Oliver and Beau who took a half each in goals, and both done well. The players can take great pride in today’s battling performance and result. It showed that we can compete at this level when our passing game is not quite t here.
Goals today by Charlie & Ahmed (2)
Match Report - Coach Tom
Haddington 2 Redpath 9 (HT 1-5)
The U13s were in sizzling form this morning, putting in by far their best performance of the season and embracing the opportunity to play on what could have easily been an intimidatingly big pitch. Our hosts Haddington were far from a push-over (a really good team in good form) but such was our edge in just about every department that at no time were they able to get any sort of foothold in the game. It was the kind of display that, as a coach, gives you in the enviable problem of not quite knowing what to say at halftime, as "don't change a thing" is not going to fill 5 minutes!
So many commendable performances in the Redpath team today, but if I had to pick out one player it would be Enock. In an attacking midfield role, he treated us to a commanding display, combining strength with a delightful deftness of touch and setting up numerous chances with some perfectly weighted through balls.
If the boys are willing to set today as their baseline for effort, desire and teamwork then they will be more than capable of fulfilling the high expectations we have for them.
Todays Scorers:- Finn (2) - Peter (2) - Robin (2) - Carter (2) - Enock (1)
In light of our new Friday session plans, we anticipated some questions from parents re PYC covid regulations and Scot Gov guidance, and PYC compliance with both....
(1) Scot Gov Guidance on U12s and indoor contact sports...
“Children aged 11 and under are permitted to play organised contact sport both indoors and outdoors. Providers must ensure they operate as per the guidance”
Young people (aged 12 and over) and adults are permitted to play organised contact sport outdoors only.
(2) Both the chairman and Sal will be on the premises at both sessions, and will supervise these sessions. We advise that one team manager from Reds & Whites would ideally be present at each of their teams sessions. We leave it up to the team managers to work out who is in a position to attend, and for them to make that decision. Its an attendance role for team managers only, as due to space restrictions, there will be no skill sessions or recognised coaching. Teams of 3 or 4 will be selected and we’ll just let the boys play.
(3) Boys will be requested to use hand sanitisers situated i n PYC foyer, on entering and leaving.
(4) PYC have a sanitising system in place as reflected in our Covid Risk Assessment, with all touch points encountered during each PYC session, being sanitised between sessions. On a daily basis, and given the very busy programme at PYC the sanitisation of touch points and equipment wipe down is fairly extensive. However the Friday evening Academy sessions will be very manageable. I envisage only parts of the small goals, Front door and hall door handles. Toilet touch points will be sanitised after each individual toilet visit. Only the lower level small disabled toilet is being used.
Three points worth noting:-
* The Friday evening sessions are optional, and attendance isn’t compulsory.
* A team management presence is being advised as we require to adhere to Academy & PYC Child Protection guidance, with 2 adults required in the hall, during both sessions.
* If either of the sessions encounter low attendance levels, we‘ll have no alternativ e, than to cancel, future sessions
PM - Text or email if you have any questions Re the above content..
Academy Chairman

2008 (U13s) peter free kicks Bonnyrigg Rose - 18/10/2020

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2010s Whites away at Castlevale - 18/10/2020

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2010 Maradona Goalkeeper Appeal

Team Track n Trace officers
2008s * Team Covid Officer - Nick Barton
2009s * Team Covid Officer - David Paterson
2010 Reds * Team Covid Officer - Scott Duncan
2010 Whites * Team Covid Officer - Mark Davidson

As our 2009 squad prep for the new 9v9 season we’re recruiting a few players to boost the squad. Contact details on our flyer.....

Our current U13 (2008) squad all now officially signed and registered with the SYFA. We still need 3 players to add to our squad of 13 registered players. Based on our recent 9v9 (Maradona) level last season, we’ll play in the SERYFA Div 4. Any player wanting a new challenge, and based in the greater Leith area, please get in touch. Check flyer for details......

August Coaching Camp - Torrential rain - Glorious sunshine. We had it all https://vimeo.com/user112200951/download/445805187/1389750b0c

We’re Back. Academy sessions restart on Friday 17 July. Check poster for Times. We’ll be applying Covid-19 safety restrictions and complying with Scot Gov/SYFA guidance during sessions, and we’ll be uploading more details as the week progresses. Information will also be listed on our club website www.redpathalbion.co.uk

At last the Green Light...We’ll post details of Friday the 17 July restart here, and on Our FB page over the weekend...Stay patient, we’re only a week away...

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

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

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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....https://vimeo.com/416324875

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

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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 * 

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

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

ESSDA FIXTURES NOW PUBLISHED AT ACADEMY TEAMS PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Few spaces still available....

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NEW TRAINING & LEISURE KITS NOW WITH PENDLE - DELIVERY DATE PENDING

Our Academy Sponsors

Traditional Roofing & Building Ltd

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.

Club Headquarters

Pilmeny Youth Centre
44 Buchanan Street
Leith, Edinburgh

EH6 8RF

Club Headquarters @ Pilmeny Youth Centre

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