Offering sports and healthy lifestyle activities to young people within the Leith Walk Ward, encompassing Lorne - Pilrig - Bonnington - Calton & Broughton communities,
The Youth & Junior sections of the club were established in 1989 and in 2019 we celebrated 30 years as a community club. Our partnership with Pilmeny Youth Centre can be traced back to that date and we have always enjoyed a strong relationship with PYC.
Our first ever coaching session was held in the hall, and we’ve frequently teamed up with PYC for a number of community projects, fundraising and social, events. Indeed, we thought it appropriate to establish a “Lite” club rebrand, and include the Pilmeny name in our title. In fact, the clubs bank status and accounts are registered in that very title and have been in place since forming in 1989.
Academy coaching sessions are held in the games hall at Pilrig Park Special Needs School from October to March, then on the grass parks from April to September.
Our youth levels have alternative venues for training.
Our Current academy ages levels are - 2008s - 2009s - 2010 Reds & 2010 Whites x 4 squads x 12 players in each.
Our newly established Girls section offering football to ages P5 to S1
Young people are drawn from a variety of schools within the greater Leith Area and include:-
Lorne - Leith Walk - Broughton - Victoria - Trinity - St Mary's Leith & Edinburgh - Parkside (Gaelic) schools - Hermitage Park - Holy Cross - Duddingston - Leith Primaries