Category: Club

Chairman’s Statement

Statement from Jim Brown

In response to recent supporters’ feedback I can confirm that we will be be operating a new arrangement to for supporters who may wish to smoke at half-time.

Having assessed the options available we have decided to use the gate to the North of Ainslie Park that leads to Pilton Avenue. From this Saturday’s match with Alloa, supporters will be able to leave the stadium area via this gate without having to show tickets on re-entry, as the gate will be manned by a member of the stewarding team and only supporters previously inside the ground can go into the new smoking area in the first instance.

Also in response to recent debate on certain internet forums, the club has discussed comments made regarding the general standard of stewarding and MatchDay organisation. As a club, we have a top-class safety officer and employ a renowned security company to supply stewards and following a meeting with both of these parties, the club has outlined the service standards we expect and detailed some new arrangements for stadium access which will be in operation from this point on. We are confident that these new arrangements will streamline access arrangements and improve the general MatchDay experience supporters have when they visit Ainslie Park.

The club appreciates in advance the co-operation of all supporters in embracing these new arrangements.


Re-arranged Fixture Update

We are pleased to confirm the following dates for re-scheduled fixtures:

Our Scottish Cup third round home tie with Inverness Caledonian Thistle will take place on Sunday 25 November, kicking off at 3 pm.

John Robertson’s side will visit Ainslie Park for what we hope will be a tightly contested match. Corporate packages for this game and admission prices will be confirmed shortly.

Due to our invovlement in the Irn-Bru Cup quarter final, our home match with Peterhead, orignally scheduled for 17 November, is now provisionally scheduled for Tuesday 11 December, with a 7:45 pm kick off.

Ticket prices for the visit of the Blue Toon will be as normal for all SPFL League 2 fixtures.


Ladies’ Day 2018

On Saturday 17 November Ladies’ Day goes to the races!

At our home match against Alloa Athletic in the Irn-Bru Cup, we will be hosting a great day’s entertainment including the following:

  • Arrival at 12:00
  • Glass of prosecco on entry to the hospitality lounge
  • A delicious three course meal
  • Pre-match entertainment in the lounge with the Ladies’ Day Virtual Racing!
  • Complimentary programme and team sheet
  • Seating in the Director’s area to enjoy the match
  • Half-time refreshments including pie, tea, coffee or soft drinks
  • Return to the lounge for the final “Special” race of the day
  • Cash bar available until 5:45 pm

It is sure to be a fun-filled afternoon, made even more special with the big game stakes of our first national cup quarter final, plus the excellent entertainment, food and drink lined up.

Tickets are priced at £45 per person and can be purchased by emailing our commercial team or online via our Facebook Events Page subject to online booking fees. Availability is already limited so please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to welcoming you to Ladies’ Day 2018 – A Day at the Races!


Manager Extends Contract

James McDonaugh Extends Contract

The Chairman and Board of Edinburgh City FC are delighted to announce that manager James McDonaugh has agreed an extension to his contract, which will now run until 31 May 2021. 

Chairman Jim Brown acknowledged James’ impact on the club, saying “Since James became manager in October last year, he has worked tirelessly to build a squad that shares his ethos of meticulous preparation, professionalism and quality; we are now seeing the results of his hard work paying off this season, not only in terms of our results, but in the quality of performance and spirit amongst the first team squad and back room staff.”

As part of his new contract, James will now have an extended remit, overseeing all on-field activities throughout the whole club, from the youth section to the first team. Additionally he will be providing mentoring and development to all our coaches at each age group, sharing the benefits of his own top-class coaching credentials. 

McDonaugh commented “I’m delighted to have extended my current contract for two more years and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff and board to continue developing the club in order to achieve our shared ambition.” 

In closing, Jim Brown added “The whole club will now be able to benefit from James’ vast football knowledge and experience, which is a massive boost to our plans to develop Edinburgh City FC as a top club at all age groups. Securing James’ services and extending his remit in this manner highlights the hard work and determination of everyone at the club who share the same vision to make Edinburgh City the best part-time team in Scotland.”