Academy and Minis update

Saturday Academy (P1 to P7)

UPDATE 28/3/2018

Academy (including Miss Messi)

ON 31 March

OFF 7 and 14 April

ON 21 April

OFF 9 June


At Giffnock Soccer Centre we pride ourselves on coaching EVERY PLAYER who comes to us. For boys and girls who are not in one of our many teams we run our Academy every Saturday morning between 09:00 and 12:00 at Eastwood Park (beside St Ninian’s High School.)

The Academy is staffed by a team of dedicated coaches who provide boys and girls of all ability the opportunity to train and develop in a fun environment. All coaches are Disclosure checked and have completed their SFA coaching qualifications.

The Academy is managed by Nicole Hardie. Nicola is currently studying towards her UEFA ‘A’ Licence and also worked at Rangers FC, where she is the goalkeeping coach for the Ladies Team, Nicola also works with the SFA National u15 squad.

Training times:

 P3/4/Miss Messi 10:00 – 11:00

Age Group  Time (Saturdays)
 P1/2  09:00 – 10:00
 P3/4/Miss Messi  10:00 – 11:00
 P5/6/7  11:00 – 12:00
 Super 7s  12:00 – 13:00
Age group  Time (Sundays)
 Mini Kickers  09:00 – 09:50

 The cost is £40 per block (four blocks per year) and includes the Giffnock SC Training Kit for all players.

All sessions take place at Eastwood Park (beside St Ninian’s High School). After the October school holidays, P1 children move indoors until around Easter.

Super 7s (S1 – S4)

These are aimed at players who are not in a team and are largely focused on small sided games. All sessions take place at Eastwood Park, 12.00 – 13.00. The cost is the same as the Academy above and includes the cost of kit.

Mini Kickers (Age 3/4)

Our new Mini Kickers sessions will start on Sunday 20 August at Eastwood Park, 9.00 – 9.50. We will move these sessions indoors around the October school holidays

The cost is £40 per block (four blocks per year) and includes the Giffnock SC Training Kit for all players.

Joining Us

We are pleased to confirm that we currently have no waiting list for any age group and are accepting applications for all age groups

To join, please complete and return the forms on our Contact/Join Us page

Saturday Morning Helpers at Giffnock SC Academy

Would you like something to do while your son or daughter is playing football ?

Perhaps you’d like to help out as a coach or helper on a Saturday morning or maybe you have a particular talent / skillset that could help the club behind the scenes ?

If so, please get in touch with our Club Administrator, Valerie Wallace.

Main Club Contact

Valerie Wallace is our Club Administrator.

Please contact Val if you have a query using the following details

Mobile : 0747 308 0800

(Mon,  Wed & Fri between hours of 10:00 and 13:00)

Email :