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Congratulations to our 2003 Blacks coaches
Neill Wood and Rod Smith
who have both been awarded the
SFA Youth Level 1.2
Coaching certificate


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

Please also copy all emails to

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.



Our 2005s had a terrific time as guests of Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday in front of almost 16,000 fans.

For photos from the day visit the Under 10s Team Page
and choose the 'News/Photos' tab



ACO 2004s (U11s)
Require players to add to their squad

For more information visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left.



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Congratulations to ACO 2003 Blues coach
Graham Bate
who has been awarded the
SFA Youth Level 1.1
Coaching certificate




The first half of the ESSDA 2015 season is now underway!

March Fixtures for our
2003 Blues/Blacks (U12s), 2004s (U11s) and 2005s (U10s)
are now available on each team's Fixtures page


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Our YFS Club Journalist Harvey Nafpliotis interviewed
U19s coach Ross Anderson
Find out who his favourite SPL player is and his plans for the future by reading:




Our 2004s met a special visitor at the final Futsal session on 15 February 2015


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Youth Football Scotland
Match Reports/Photo Galleries

Peebles vs ACO U13s (15/02/15)

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ACO U19s vs Hutchison Vale (14/02/15)

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Dalkeith CYP vs ACO U19 Blues (31/01/15)

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ACO U19s vs Edina Hibs (31/01/15)

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Gala Fairydean Rovers vs ACO U14s (25/01/15)

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ACO U19 Blues vs Loanhead MWFC Colts (24/01/15)

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Salvesen 96 vs ACO U19s

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ACO U15s vs Currie FC

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Spartans Youth vs ACO U19s

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We were approached recently by Youth Football Scotland with a view to them appointing a dedicated 'AC Oxgangs Reporter' to cover one of our games on a weekly basis as part of their 'Club Journalism Programme'. This would also include regular news items and features.

We're now delighted to announce the appointment of
Harvey Nafpliotis
who will perform this role under the guidance of the YFS Media Team.

You can Harvey's mini-profile at:



ACO U19s Reach Final of the South East Region Cup

Congratulation to the players, coaches and supporters of our U19s who have reached the final of the prestigious South East Region Cup, considered by many to be only second in importance to the Scottish Cup.

Unfortunately, their semi-final opponents Syngenta Juveniles withdrew from the competition thus handing ACO the semi-final tie. Commiserations to their players who must be very disappointed at not having had the opportunity to contest such an important game.

The final takes place at Dunbar on Saturday 23 May 2015 against either Whitburn JFCA or Dunipace Juniors - more information will be released nearer the time.

Well done guys - a much deserved accolade - let's bring the trophy home!

The Under 19s also made it to the final of the
Bob Bankier Trophy
with a fine 3-1 win over Hutchison Vale on 14/02/15



Ross Anderson



Congratulations to Under 19s coach Ross Anderson
who, after many hours of hard work, has been awarded the
SFA C Licence





ACO 11 a-side 'keepers are reminded that our next
keeping Masterclass
is on
26 February 2015
Firrhill High School AstroTurf

6.15 & 7.45pm.




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Our 2004s met a special visitor at the final Futsal session on 15 February 2015

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Download the Scottish FA South East Region coach education calendar for 2015

ACO Coaches interested in attending any of the courses should contact
our Coach Co-Ordinator Billy McEvoy



Ross Anderson

He's Back!
U19s Coach Ross Anderson has returned to Scotland after a spell in the USA.
Here's his story straight from the horse's mouth (or should that be the Mustang's mouth?!) ...

I was in America this year (2014) from March until November coaching soccer for UK International Soccer. They work mainly at a recreational level across the U.S. and I was based out of the Mid-West - specifically Chicago.

This was my 4th year doing this, however the first outside of the traditional 'summer camp' phase. I also got to work 'in season' based with one region for up to 9 weeks (spring and separately fall) helping to coach the kids and work with the volunteer parent coaches to improve their coaching also. I also ran coach education courses, both practical and theory, again to help the region to improve.

I did my 4th summer camp period in between seasons, travelling to 6 states for weekly camps (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa & Wisconsin - the last 3 were new for me) from June until the end of August. It's an incredible experience to travel and see so much of the country (some weeks were 10+ hour drives between camps). We stay with host families every week, and I think over the 4 years I stayed with 35 families - many of whom are now close friends.

I've been to every major sport in America, 'American Football' being my favourite, followed by Ice Hockey, Basketball & of course 'Soccer'.

Excited now I am home, especially being back amongst AC Oxgangs and the very talented U19s squad with Pete and Barry. I have my assessment for C Licence in January, after which, provided I pass, I will be looking to do my UEFA B after!

Well done Ross and we'll leave the final word to ACO Coach Co-ordinator Billy McEvoy ...
"Ross is surely an inspiration to a new generation of young players/coaches
and he'll hopefully motivate those who take gap years in their education
to think about following his example.



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Shop Online and Raise Money for Our 2002s!

If you shop online did you know that every time you buy something
you could be earning money for our new Under 13s to purchase much
needed matchday & training equipment for next season?

Click on the above logo to visit the 2002's page for more information.

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

visit YouTube

Contact Matt on 07825 687 258 or email



Malawi Strip Donation 2014

On a recent school trip to Malawi, U19s squad member Campbell S handed over a set of AC Oxgangs strips to a group of local footballers - here's his report ...

"My school group and I played a friendly bounce game versus a local team whom we gave the strips to. The players of the opposing team were extremely happy and shocked at what they had just received. They wore the shirts with pride and as soon as they put them on they started dancing, singing together and hugging each other. They were proud to be recognised as one team now.

They were also very good at football whilst playing bare foot on the rocky dirt pitch. They passed and moved together as a team very well. My touring team won the game on penalties 5-4 after a 3-3 draw."

Well done to Campbell and his school for transporting the kit over 7,000 miles - you've clearly left a huge impression on these very happy footballers!


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ACO 1998s
Require players to add to their squad

For more information visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left.




ACO 2002s
Require two or three players to add to their squad

For more information visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left.




ACO 2002s
Require two players to add to their squad
for season 2014/15

For more information visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left.




ACO 2001s
Centre-Half and a Striker
for season 2014/15

For more information visit our
Players Wanted
section or click on the thumbnail on the left.




Billy McEvoy



SportScotland Coaching Talent Programme 2014/15

AC Oxgangs FC is delighted to announce that the Clubs' coach co-ordinator, Billy McEvoy, has again been nominated by the Scottish FA South East Region to participate in the SportScotland Coaching Talent Programme.

It's a tremendous honour for both the Club and Billy and recognises Billy's hard work and dedication in ensuring that the coaching staff and players at ACO are kept up-to-date with the latest and most advanced coaching methods available.

Well done Billy and enjoy another well deserved
year on the programme!


The Official AC Oxgangs FC Smartphone App is Now Available!

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The AC Oxgangs App will keep you up-to-date with news, events, fixtures, results, league tables and much more - there's even a Chat zone for our Coaches and Players!

To get the full features of our App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone*
Download it HERE ( - 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

If you don't have a smartphone, contact so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.

Spread the word!

* Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is optimized for iPhone 5
It is also compatible with selected Android mobile devices.


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Treasurer Wanted

After many years of dedicated service our Treasurer has announced he is vacating the position due to increased work and external coaching commitments.

We are now actively seeking a volunteer to take over the administration of the club finances as soon as possible.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and time commitment for this key role within the club and would like to find out more, please contact:-






































































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