Academy and Minis update

Saturday Academy (P1 to P7)

UPDATE 11/12/17

The last day for the Academy (including Miss Messi) is Sat 16 December 2017). We will restart on Sat 7 January 2018

Sunday 7s will stop Sun 17 Dec and restart Sun 8 January 2018.

UPDATE 19/08/2017

The Saturday P1 and P2 sessions are now FULL. We are looking at running additional sessions on Sundays at Eastwood Park (beside St Ninian’s High). If this would be of interest, please drop us an email and we will contact you when details of these sessions are confirmed

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:

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.

Sunday 7s (S1 – S4)

Like our Saturday sessions, 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, 10.00 – 11.00. 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


13/08/17 – we have only 20 spaces left at the P1/2 session. If we reach our maximum numbers, we will consider introducing a new Sunday session for this age group to allow all interested players to join


Start Dates for 2017/18

P1 players and new P2 players will start 12 August 2017, when we plan also to distribute the players training kit

All other players (P1 – P7) will start back 19 August. Sunday 7s will restart Sun 20 August


02/08/17- New P1 & P2 players will restart on Sat 12 August 2017. All other Academy players Inc. Miss Messi) will restart the following Saturday (19 August) 

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, Tues, Wed & Fri between hours of 18:00 and 21:00)

Email :