We are a progressive Community Football Club based at Dovecot Park, Kingsknowe on the West side of Edinburgh. Dovecot Park has its own Clubrooms with changing facilities, kitchen and a store room. We have one 11 a side pitch and three 7 a side pitches where our teams play their home games. We also now use the Community Facility at Malleny Park, Balerno for training and matches as well as also using local pitches for some 11 a side games and various local primary and high schools for training.
The Club have established strong links with local partners including Play2Learn, Heriot Watt University and the SFA and these links are pivotal to the future of Currie Star. We also have a partnership with Kingsknowe Golf Club to provide opportunities for our players to try golf at competitive rates.
The partnership with the SFA has helped the Club to attain the Quality Mark Community Award. The Quality Mark recognises and rewards high standards of football provision within youth football at grassroots level.
All Currie Star Officials and Coaches are volunteers and all Coaches hold relevant SFA qualifications and have been fully vetted by Disclosure Scotland.
All Currie Star players are given equal opportunities and although they are encouraged to be competitive the emphasis is always on respect and enjoyment.
We are looking for someone to chronicle our Club history and hope to have something to publish in the near future. Please keep watching this space!
Season Team Competition
2007/2008 Under 15 Division 4 League Cup winners
2008/2009 Under 16 Division 3 League Cup winners
2008/2009 Under 17 Chairman’s Cup winners
2009/2010 Under 19 Division 2 League Cup winners
2011/2012 Under 14 Division 2 League winners
2011/2012 Under 14 Edinburgh Embroidery Cup winners
2012/2013 Under 13 Tom Welsh Cup winners
2012/2013 Under 13 Charles Porter Cup winners
2012/2013 Under 14 David Innes Cup winners
2012/2013 Under 14 Ian Mackay Cup Winners
2013/2014 Under 16 Division 2 League Cup winners
2014/2015 Under 14 Pilmar Smith Cup winners
2015/2016 Under 19 Hibernian Cup
2015/2016 Under 13 Polar Foods Cup
2015/2016 Under 15 Division 2 League Cup (Star team)
2016/2017 Under 16 Division 2 League winners (Star team)
2016/2017 Under 16 Division 2 League Cup (Star team)
Touchline shouting, that’s all I ever hear,
I’m so confused and filled with fear.
I’m only ten years old and football should be fun,
But with all this noise I don’t know which way to run.
“Get back in defence!” my manager shouts.
Dad shouts, “Get up front and deal with these louts!”
Loud mouth supporter, who knows all the rules.
(He takes the rest of us for fools)
Shouts, “What are you doing lad? Your head’s in a spin!”
Is it any surprise, with all this din?
I am only a boy, so why do you all try to destroy, what I’d love to enjoy?
Football should be fun!
Copyright Simon Icke 1998
Play2Learn Sports Coaching are an independent organisation who offer a multi-faceted sports coaching service. Play2learn are extremely proud at being an official partner with Currie Star F.C.
The main area of focus for Play2Learn is at the foundation level of the club at ages 3-8yrs. The players can be introduced into this fun football environment at 3-4 years old. In these activities, role play and imagination based games where each child has a ball is the format. The children will also be introduced into multi ball matches that Play2Learn call “5 alive”.
The next stage of the foundation programme is an introduction to 4 a-side football. The players are usually age 5-6 years. These sessions start introducing skills and technical themes but with the main emphasis on FUN and EDUCATION. The “5 alive “games are advanced to Play2Learn’s “aeroplane football” model which helps the players visualise the 4-a-side format.
Level 3 of the foundation at the Club is provided on a Monday night for the 7 and 8 year olds. It follows Play2Learn’s philosophy of creating the right environment and allowing players to have fun and express themselves. At this level the players are encouraged to make decisions and make mistakes, through conditioned games or “brain games”. The final progression for our game format is termed ‘Diamond Football’ where players are encouraged to perform appropriate skills in appropriate areas of the pitch.
Play2learn also offer:
Football Camps in all school holidays.
Football Birthday Parties
Individual skill based training
Petite Football for pre-school and nursery children
Girls Football, in association with Boroughmuir Thistle Girls F.C.
Youth Social Inclusion provision
If interested in any of our partnership provisions or any general enquiries regarding Play2Learn, please do not hesitate to contact Shaneo at:
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