*** We're reinstating our monthly Standing Order payments from Saturday 1 August. Many thanks for your continued support. ***
Torrential rain - Glorious sunshine. We had it all https://vimeo.com/user112200951/download/445805187/1389750b0c
The Academy is delighted to announce our 5-day August coaching camp. In order to compensate for loss of 17 hourly coaching sessions, the camp will provide each player with 10 hours of healthy lifestyle activity, added to the 3 hourly July sessions, we’ll have a combined total of 13 hours coaching in readiness for the new season. Our Academy coaching team - Murdo, Roddy, Sal, Ben & Andrew will be facilitating all 5 days and working with all age groups. We’ll be in full pre-season mode and its important that players make as many days as possible. Even better if they register for the full week. This is particularly important for the 2008s , who will transition to full Eleven v Eleven, U13 youth leagues, for the new season. There’s a lot to work on. Academy players should register for the camp via a number of mediums. FB message - Texting the Chairman - club email - via our website. Check our flyer for details.
Although Pilrig Park & school facilities aren’t governed by Edinburgh Leisure, we thought it worthwhile to update on the statement made by City of Edinburgh council on returning to using school facilities.....
* For community access to high school sports facilities, the current assumption from colleagues in the City of Edinburgh Council is that the earliest date for community access to resume
is October 2020. We will update customers as soon as we have any further information.
• For Edinburgh Leisure venues, we are currently working towards an incremental reopening of groups of venues. However, even when our venues start to re-open, we will not be able to return every activity immediately. It will take time to review how the venue is running to ensure the safe return of all our different customers. As a result, please do not assume any restart dates, venues or activities. We will contact you with further updates and will let you know as soon as we have any confirmation of re-opening for extended lets customers.
** ** Footnote to Edin Leis statement - we annually train outside until clocks change in October. We’d hope schools will open for lets possibly the week after the Oct school hols **
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
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
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....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
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.......
Academy Warm Up 2019........https://vimeo.com/user112200951/download/405463046/b30779fb3d
Pilrig Park * We'll be back soon.....
ESSDA FIXTURES NOW PUBLISHED AT ACADEMY TEAMS PAGE
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