"Never say you can't because you'll never know until you try"



John Ogilvie, Parent, Matchplay Event

''I just think its terrific that the kids have something like this. It's somewhere they can come, play, learn and develop all in such a brilliantly relaxed environment. What I particularly enjoy from standing here on the sidelines is just how little input, in a positive way, the coaches give on the day. It is a case of just putting on the boots and playing football with your pals! Exactly how it should be. It is so well run, structured, disciplined but above all else fun. A brilliant thing for any kid.''

Do you love football but only ever want to play matches? If so...
Our 3v2 Matchplay sessions are for you!

Maybe you love training but don't get the chance to put all your great effort into practice? Maybe you do but you just want to play even more? Or maybe you lack the confidence to be part of an organised team sport and as yet haven't had the chance to do either?

Whatever your reasons may be... We are now offering you the chance to come along, take part and get involved in our once monthly children matchplay events where all we do is play!!! No training...no drills...Just 100% matches!

These events will take place once every month and are open to absolutely everybody regardless of ability and previous football experience. It doesn't matter if you play for a team or if you are playing for the very first time, what does matter is that you come along with the intention of having fun! In return we will guarantee that you will improve as a footballer, grow and develop as a person and leave at the end of each matchplay having enjoyed the experience. Our coaches will be there to provide you with a little bit of guidance but overall our emphasis is on giving you the freedom to play in a happy, safe & relaxed environment. This is an absolute must and will be promoted at all times. Our Matchplays are all about you!

Please read below for full further details. If we have missed anything out and you have any further questions then please contact us.


Where will the matches be played?
Pilrig Park School, Leith.

What time?

How much does it cost?
£4 per player.

How old do you have to be to play?
5-12 Years

Is it for boys or girls?
Both. Everybody is welcome.

Will the matches be indoors or outdoors?
All matches will be played outdoors on grass.

How many players will be involved in each match?
This will be decided on the day but ideally will be 4v4.

How long will each match last?
This will be decided on the day but most probably be between 15-20 minutes.

What do I need to wear?
Anything that you feel comfortable in. Please dress appropriately depending on the weather.

Do I turn up dressed?
Yes. Please make sure you turn up ready to play.

What football kit do I need to bring?
Football boots, astroturfs or trainers and shinguards (please note that no player will be allowed to participate without either).

Do I need to bring a drink?
No. Water or juice will be provided on the day.

Do I need to bring a snack?
No. Fruit will be provided on the day.

Do I turn up as part of a team or can I turn up on my own?
You can do either but we will always mix the teams as best as we can on the day.

How do I register my place?
You just turn up on the day.

Can I register without an adult?
Yes. Providing your parent or guardian calls, texts or emails us in advance.



Our Matchplay sessions will take place on the following...

February 4th

March 4th

May 13th

June 3rd

July 1st

September 2nd

October 7th

November 4th






Sunday 24th December 2017


That's us now officially on holiday and all weekly classes off until after the festive holiday period. We will resume from Monday 15th January onwards.

Thank you so much for all your amazing support this last year! It's thoroughly appreciated.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you all again in 2018!


Friday 21st July 2017


A massive thank you to all who attended our Summer Soccer Camps. They were brilliantly well attended and terrific fun throughout! We really appreciate it. We really hope you all enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you at another Camp soon! Please note that October Camp bookings are already being taken. Please ask for further details.


Wednesday 12th July 2017


We were absolutely thrilled to have been able to recently purchase a defibrillator on the back of what was such an amazing charity day last month! A day in which we managed to raise a fantastic total of  877.45! Thanks again to everyone who very kindly made it possible. You're an amazing bunch!


Saturday 1st July 2017


All weekly classes are now off until after the holiday.

Our normal timetable will resume from Monday 21st of August onwards.

Unless you are signed up to attend any of our Summer soccer camps in which case we will see you in the next 3 weeks.

For any further enquiries regarding our classes or camps please do get in touch. Happy holidays!


Wednesday 10th May 2017


Football Themed Family Fun!

Please come and join us on Sunday 11th June between 2-4pm at Pilrig Park School. All proceeds will go towards helping us buy a defibrillator. All support will be gratefully appreciated! We hope to see you there!


Friday 14th April 2017


A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Easter soccer camps! They were brilliantly attended and terrific fun throughout.

Thanks so much to all the grown ups for bringing your child along each day. We hope your child had a great time! Please see our 'Holiday Camps' page for details of our next camps in the Summer.











































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