Dalkeith Thistle FC - Academy
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1. Dalkeith Thistle FC - Academy

Our Football Academy is for children from 5 - 8 years old. Activities are fun-based, with emphasis on development of technical skills and preparing players for structured games.

Training is led by SFA qualified coaches to minimum level 1.2, supplemented by volunteers at each age group. Many of the coaches are parents of the players in the Academy.

Outdoor sessions are based at two locations on grass or astro-turf surfaces at each venue:
- Cowden Park, Woodburn
- Dalkeith Schools Campus

Indoor activities are held at the Dalkeith Schools Campus

SEASON 2017/18
Wednesdays, 6-7 & 7-8 at Dalkeith Campus
Fridays, 6-7 & 7-8 at Cowden Park
Saturdays, FUN 4s for 20010s and Super 5's for 2009's at different locations each week

£22 per month by Standing Order, 12 months commencing 1st Sept

- Jamie Smith, Academy Head Coach - 07923 005534
- Tam Yuill, Coach - 07927123662

2009s (Age 8) - Stuart McClay, Head Coach 07913 76522
2010s (Age 7) - Chris Fortune, Head Coach 07984 539960
2011s (Age 6) - Jack McCabe, Head Coach 07380 803896
2012s (Age 5) -

Wee Jags
For children aged 3-4, contact Jamie Smith 07923005534

Thistle Girls
The club is delighted to announce the launch of its girls section led by Sharon Hosie and supported by the SFA and Midlothian Council.


SFA Player Pathway 6-8yr olds