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ACO 2004s (U12s)

To support our 2004's move up to 11-a-sides in the middle of this year they are urgently looking for players to increase their current squad size.

The team will join the 2nd Division of the
SERYFA 11-a-side league in August
.

The team currently participate in the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association 7s league with games played on Sunday Mornings. Training takes place two nights per week on Mondays & Wednesdays between 6.15 and 7.45pm.

For Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


 


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Download the Scottish FA South East Region coach education calendar for 2016

ACO Coaches interested in attending any of the courses
should book them direct via the via the SFA website at
https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/scottishfa/coach/index.cfm

 


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Congratulations to our 2002coach
Gavin Anderson
who has been awarded the
SFA Youth Level 1.1
Coaching certificate

 


Teams at all age-groups should be aware that pitches for training sessions
may not be available at Colinton Mains Park to due midweek fixtures.

For a full list of upcoming fixtures visit
http://acoxgangs.com/team_pages/latest_results.html

 


View policy document

 

Our governing body,
the Scottish Youth Football Association,
has issued an updated policy document:-

Use of Social Media Policy for SYFA Players, Parents/Carers, Officials, Clubs, Leagues
and Regions

To download click on the above (75Kb PDF)or to view in a browser click on the SYFA logo.

 


 

We all know that juggling your commitments these days is difficult to say the least, however we would like everyone to spend just a minute of their time looking at the words in this image. As a club we are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with ’other interests’ and as a consequence more of our games are having to be conceded due to a lack of squad numbers. This has been particularly prevalent this season and the loss of points, as well as being forced to concede cup ties, is no doubt having an impact on the morale of several of our squads and that includes players, coaches and parents alike.

To give you an example of how unexpected withdrawals from a squad can impact others consider this – let’s assume 3 or 4 players decide they can’t play and we are forced to call off a game. That no doubt leaves quite a number of ACO players/parents frustrated that they have no game to enjoy. Add to the mix the opposition players, coaches and parents and all-in these 3 or 4 withdrawals have affected, in all probability, at least 50 individuals. Understandably, those who are prepared to commit themselves to the Club become disillusioned and may eventually look elsewhere for regular football. There are also the financial implications on the club to consider given that pitch hire and refereeing costs have to be met in part or full depending on the timing of the cancellation.

We fully understand that there are occasions during the season when you simply cannot avoid missing either training or a game, however we ask that your other commitments take a back seat and priority is given to your team mates and coaches if there’s a clash of interests.

Remember the facts – a call off can impact up to 50 individuals, the clubs’ reputation can be damaged, there are cost implications and points/ties lost and most importantly of all your team mates are being denied the opportunity to enjoy a sport they clearly love to be part of.

                                        Let’s change things – let’s put AC Oxgangs first!

 


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ACO 2004s (U12s)

To support our 2004's move up to 11-a-sides in the middle of this year they are urgently looking for players to increase their current squad size.

The team will join the 2nd Division of the
SERYFA 11-a-side league
in August
.

The team currently participate in the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association 7s league with games played on Sunday Mornings. Training takes place two nights per week on Mondays & Wednesdays between 6.15 and 7.45pm.

For Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


 

ACO 2007s (U9s)

Our Under 9s had a terrific start to their Soccer 7s season on Sunday with an excellent display against Edina Hibs Jewel at Colinton Mains. Coaches Derek & Darren commented that the boys played extremely well in the first-half, playing some good football. They weathered a period of Edina pressure early in the 2nd and came through to finish the game strongly.

As can be seen from the photo the big day was cemented (groan) by a visit from their new sponsors Colinton Building Services - by the way that's not the team bus for next week's fixture at Easthouses.

Well done boys and thanks to the coaches and parents for making it a memorable day for all concerned.

A larger version of the photo can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail and choosing the 'News/ Photos' tab.

 


 

Soccer Sevens 2016!


ESSDA have published fixtures for the first half of the season which will run between 6 March & 12 June
- you can view our monthly fixtures on each teams' info pages by using the navigation menus on the left.

 


The SFA has published a useful guide to pre and post match nutrition aimed at players of all age-groups.

Download the PDF version (475kB) by clicking on the thumbnail.


 

We now have some useful information and user instructions for the defibrillator!

Click on the above image to visit our help page.

 


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In May of this year our U16s Head Coach Chris Kenny & Coach Co-Ordinator Billy McEvoy attended a first aid course during which the seeds were sown to raise funds for a lifesaving defibrillator – their intention was that it would be for use at Colinton Mains Park and the wider Oxgangs community.

With this in mind they approached near neighbours Scotmid who steered Chris and Billy in the direction of the Edinburgh Evening News ‘Shockingly Easy Campaign’ who in turn suggested they contact the Jamie Skinner Foundation and they quickly confirmed their support for Chris and Billy’s initiative. Under the guidance of JSFs’ Sonia McCraw and Karen Greechen they were able to put together a funding plan for presentation to the AC Oxgangs Committee who immediately rubber-stamped the idea. This then set the wheels in motion for the demanding task of raising funds for the purchase of the defibrillator.

Over the next month or two there followed an intensive fundraising drive and we were both delighted and humbled by the response from our own players, parents, coaches and supporters who gave so generously, not only through individual donations, but thanks to a successful bucket collection at our annual FunDay in June.

At this stage, and despite sterling efforts behind the scenes, the Club remained tantalisingly short of their target contribution – a figure that would be matched by the Jamie Skinner Foundation. However, the AC Oxgangs Committee took the decision to divert club funds to the appeal and, together with help from ‘The Lost Friends of Oxgangs’ group of which Chris is a member, we were at last able to announce that our goal had been reached and the purchase of the defibrillator could go ahead.

This state-of-the-art piece of equipment was ordered earlier this month in conjunction with The Jamie Skinner Foundation and, with everything now in place, it was over to Scotmid to mobilise their team to install a secure cabinet free-of-charge on the wall of their store in Oxgangs Road North opposite Colinton Mains Park.

Laura Paterson, Scotmid’s Membership and Community Officer takes up the story. “Scotmid has been working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service since 2011 to provide defibrillators in communities where they are most needed and we now have 43 at locations across our trading area. It has been a pleasure to help AC Oxgangs FC by providing an external cabinet which means that this new defibrillator will be available to the community 24/7. Obviously, the most important thing to do in any emergency situation is to call 999 however, this new public access defibrillator could offer help just that little bit sooner and it could save a life.”

So, thanks to the efforts of the Club and the generosity of our friends and supporters, not forgetting the tremendous contribution made by the Jamie Skinner Foundation and Scotmid, Chris and Billy’s idea came to fruition and we now have available for use by the Oxgangs community a superb first-response aid that will hopefully save lives in the future.

Photos from the installation of the defibrillator can be viewed on our Facebook page at http://ow.ly/SBGe2


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ACO 1997/98s (U19s)
Are looking for a striker to add to their squad

For more information & Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


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ACO 2001s (U15s)
Require two or three players to add to their squad

For more information & Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


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ACO 2003 Blues (U13s)
Require players to add to their squad

For more information & Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


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ACO 2005s (U10s)
Require players to add to their squad

For more information & Contact Details visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left

 


 

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Shop Online and Raise Money for Our 2002s!

Our Under 14s have just received another welcome boost to their funds!
  But they need more people to become involved
...

If you shop online, each time you make a purchase you could be earning money
for our Under 14s for much needed matchday & training equipment!

Click on the above Easy Fundraising logo to sign up and visit the 2002's Easy Fundraising page.

Need more information?
Click below to watch a one minute video

visit YouTube

Contact Matt on 07825 687 258 or email matt.holligan@acoxgangs.com

 


In common with many pitches up and down the country Colinton Mains Park is often plagued by dog fouling.

We are determined to stamp this out and our Committee often contact the Councils' Environmental Wardens with a view to increasing patrols to catch the owners who are responsible for this anti-social, offensive and potentially harmful conduct ... but we need your help!

The Council has advised that their Environmental Wardens operate a complaints based Tracking System. This means that the more complaints they receive on a regular basis about a specific problem, the more attention it's given. If few complaints are made then there's the possibility the issue will drop off their radar.

Can we therefore ask all users of the pitches at Colinton Mains, be it a parent, player, coach or spectator, to contact the Council on every occasion they come across dog fouling on the pitches and surrounding areas. It would also help if you mention that your concern relates to footballing activities.

In the first instance please refer your complaints to:-

Adam Reid Customer Service Team Leader
South-West Neighbourhood Office
Tel 0131 527 3853
or email Adam.Reid@edinburgh.gov.uk

Please also copy all emails to
southwestteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

With the help of Adam and his team we can all work together to catch the culprits and make our home ground a safer and more pleasant place for everyone concerned.

 



 


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The Official AC Oxgangs FC Free App is Now Available!

smartphone app

The AC Oxgangs App will keep you up-to-date with
news, events, fixtures, results, league tables, photos and much more.

To get the full features of our App you need to download Team App to your
smartphone or tablet.
Download it HERE (http://teamapp.com/app) - it's 100% free.

Launch Team App and search for AC Oxgangs FC

then ...

Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email from Team App to confirm your registration

Search for our App and request access to group(s) that apply to you. One of our App admin team will approve your request as soon as possible

Alternatively, you can sign up and view all app content online on the website version at
https://acoxgangsfc.teamapp.com/

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