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The Peter Ashton Memorial Trophy

Good luck to our 2007 Reds who are participating in the Peter Ashton Memorial Trophy organised by Newtongrange Star Academy on Sunday 23 July 2017.

The event is being held at Newtongrange Welfare Park between 9 and 1pm - why not pop along and support the boys and take part in the NSA Fun Day BBQ Bouncy Castle & Slide, Bungee Run & Tug of War!

Enjoy your day guys!


Our 2007 Reds are expanding their team
and require additional players

Full Details can be found on our Players Wanted page.

If interested please contact the Head Coach
Andy Whyte

07715 828 105
or email

Alternatively complete our
Online Enquiry Form


Ken Timmins Conquers Mount Kilimanjaro!

Ken recently 'retired' as the secretary of our 1999s and decided he needed to keep himself occupied - not bad for someone who hits 70 later this year - well done to Ken and his family for raising a fantastic sum for such a worthwhile cause. We'll leave the last word to the man himself ...

"Hi all, I promised that on our return from our African Adventure I would let you know of our progress. Well, we all made it to the summit. It was tough going but well worth the effort. I was raising money for Hopscotch and thanks to all of you I managed to raise over £4000, so thank you for making that possible. Click on the charity logo below for more details. It costs £3000 to give 12  carer kids respite for a week  and together with what my eldest son raised we were very close to getting enough to pay for 24 kids.  Thanks again. Ken"

You can still donate by visiting Ken's Virging Money Giving page at


The Lothian Buses 2016/17 league champions

Congratulations to our Under 15s who were represented by captain Dylan, Leo and Ahmed.

fun day 2017

2009s Coaches Stephen Miller & Danny Bennet: "Really good first term playing ESSDA Super 5s. We have improved so much since the boys first started back in January. Feedback from players and also parents is amazing - they are really enjoying their football and can't wait to get going again in the 2nd part of the season."

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Our 2004s are currently looking to add some experienced players to their squad ahead of the new 2017/2108 season.

A series of Open Training Sessions will be held from early July and prospective players will be invited to attend these sessions.

Full Details can be found on our Players Wanted page.

If interested please contact the team secretary
Mark Duffy

07796 481 880

Alternatively complete our
Online Enquiry Form



Mount Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

One of our former volunteers, Ken Timmins, is heading off on Wednesday (31/5) to climb Mount Kilimanjaro along with his wife and four of his children in aid of the Hopscotch Children’s Charity

Ken would be delighted if you could take a minute to visit his Virgin Money Giving page and donate to this very worthwhile cause.

Our Title Winning Under 15s

Not a bad day at the office for our Under 15s this afternoon. A 7-1 home win and the presentation of the League title trophy and medals capped off a perfect day for Gavin, Jordan and the boys! Well done from everyone at AC Oxgangs.

A full album of photos can be viewed on our app later this evening - not a member? Sign up for free here




Happy 2nd Birthday Direct Soccer!

Our 2007s participate in a loyalty scheme with kit suppliers Direct Soccer and to celebrate the company’s success they have given our boys a chance to win a £100 voucher by simply providing a link to their website – consider it done folks and thanks for the opportunity to help our Under 10s!

Thanks to the ongoing hard work behind the scenes by our Committee and the dedication of our coaches in keeping their coaching and first aid qualifications bang up to date we’ve again been awarded the prestigious SFA Quality Mark Award.

Read about the award ceremony at Easter Road HERE


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2004s Hit the Headlines - again!

Read about our 2004s (U13s) recent exploits in the Edinburgh Evening News ..

"AC Oxgangs 13s Win Thanks to Second Half Salvo"

"Second Half Blast From AC"

View the articles by clicking on the above links

There is also a larger version of the team photo
(click on the thumbnail)


2009s are go!

Say hello to our 2009s (8s) who took part in the ESSDA Winter Football 4s
held at Riccarton on 22 January 2017

View more by clicking on the above photo
(and choose the 'News/Photos' tab)



Please help improve our pitches and keep everyone safe by contacting the Council ...


Thanks to the efforts of one of our ACO Mums we have a new contact at the Council who has pledged to focus the efforts of Wardens and Park Rangers on Colinton Mains Park to combat the dog fouling problem. Please continue to be vigilant and immediately report your concerns by phone or email to the Council:-

Craig Dunlop
Parks & Greenspace Officer
City of Edinburgh Council
0131 527 3806



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.

With the help of the Council we can all work together to catch the culprits and make our home ground a safer and more pleasant place for everyone concerned.


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Download the Scottish FA South East Region coach education calendar for 2016

ACO Coaches interested in attending any of the courses
should book them direct via the via the SFA website at


View policy document


Our governing body,
the Scottish Youth Football Association,
has issued an updated policy document:-

Use of Social Media Policy for SYFA Players, Parents/Carers, Officials, Clubs, Leagues
and Regions

To download click on the above (75Kb PDF)or to view in a browser click on the SYFA logo.



We all know that juggling your commitments these days is difficult to say the least, however we would like everyone to spend just a minute of their time looking at the words in this image. As a club we are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with ’other interests’ and as a consequence more of our games are having to be conceded due to a lack of squad numbers. This has been particularly prevalent this season and the loss of points, as well as being forced to concede cup ties, is no doubt having an impact on the morale of several of our squads and that includes players, coaches and parents alike.

To give you an example of how unexpected withdrawals from a squad can impact others consider this – let’s assume 3 or 4 players decide they can’t play and we are forced to call off a game. That no doubt leaves quite a number of ACO players/parents frustrated that they have no game to enjoy. Add to the mix the opposition players, coaches and parents and all-in these 3 or 4 withdrawals have affected, in all probability, at least 50 individuals. Understandably, those who are prepared to commit themselves to the Club become disillusioned and may eventually look elsewhere for regular football. There are also the financial implications on the club to consider given that pitch hire and refereeing costs have to be met in part or full depending on the timing of the cancellation.

We fully understand that there are occasions during the season when you simply cannot avoid missing either training or a game, however we ask that your other commitments take a back seat and priority is given to your team mates and coaches if there’s a clash of interests.

Remember the facts – a call off can impact up to 50 individuals, the clubs’ reputation can be damaged, there are cost implications and points/ties lost and most importantly of all your team mates are being denied the opportunity to enjoy a sport they clearly love to be part of.

                                        Let’s change things – let’s put AC Oxgangs first!


The SFA has published a useful guide to pre and post match nutrition aimed at players of all age-groups.

Download the PDF version (475kB) by clicking on the thumbnail.


We now have some useful information and user instructions for the defibrillator!

Click on the above image to visit our help page.



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The Official AC Oxgangs FC Free 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, photos and much more.

To get the full features of our App you need to download Team App to your
smartphone or tablet.
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

Alternatively, you can sign up and view all app content online on the website version at

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