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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 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.

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

 


 

2004s Racenight Fundraiser for trip to
the Craig Tara Festival of Football may 2015

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Prize donations are also gratefully received!

Please contact: fundraising@acoxgangs.com

 


 

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 2002s
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ACO 2002s
Require two players to add to their squad
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ACO 2001s
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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!

 


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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 (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

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

Spread the word!
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* 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:-

cheryl.lee@acoxgangs.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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