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Rainbow Laces 2018

Edinburgh City Football Club is delighted to be showing our support for lesbian, gay, bi and trans players and fans by wearing Rainbow Laces at our Ladbrokes League Two match against Queen’s Park on Saturday 1st December 2018.

Rainbow Laces is Stonewall Scotland’s campaign to change attitudes in sport and make sure that LGBT people are welcomed and accepted at all levels of the game. Sadly, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people have a poor experience in sport and have experienced discrimination because of who they are. Research shows that almost half of LGBT people think that public sporting events, such as football matches, aren’t a welcoming space for them.

Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, said: “We are delighted that SPFL clubs are supporting our Rainbow Laces campaign, and by doing so, standing with LGBT football fans across Scotland. We want to see fans make similar commitments and become active allies to LGBT people by creating a welcoming environment and challenging abuse. Many LGBT people want to take part in football, either as players or fans, but abuse from a small minority makes many people feel unsafe. We look forward to working alongside the SPFL and clubs across Scotland to help make footballeveryone’s game.”

ECFC’s Communications Officer Ryan McGinnis said, “Everyone at Edinburgh City FC is proud to fully support the Rainbow Laces campaign and the incredible work of Stonewall Scotland. Football is a sport open to all, at all levels and through the various stages of participation. No one who gives back to our game and their club should ever feel made to feel unwelcome, under threat or discriminated against. We ask that everyone connected with the club show your full backing of the campaign in any way that you can this weekend and beyond.”

We can only stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour and language from happening in football by showing that it is not acceptable, at every level of the game. We are dedicated to eradicating any forms of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic behaviour and making sure Edinburgh City Football Club]is a place where LGBT fans can be safe and accepted. We need you to stand with us as allies to LGBT people.

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Irn-Bru Cup Semi-Final Draw


  • Connah’s Quay Nomads v Edinburgh City

The tie is scheduled for the weekend of February 16/17, subject to TV selections, with the final due to be played on March 23/24.

In the other semi, Ross County were drawn at home however the date for the outstanding quarter-final between Bohemians and East Fife in Dublin will be confirmed in due course.

A road trip to Wales awaits!


Scottish Cup Hospitality

On Sunday 25 November we welcome John Robertson’s Inverness Caledonian Thistle to Ainslie Park in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup and we have a great hospitality offer.

The package includes a curry, rice and naan with a pint of lager or beer pre game, together with reserved stand seats.

When the full-time whistle sounds there will be a cash bar until 6pm in the corporate lounge.

The day includes:

  • Lounge open from 12 noon
  • Cash bar available throughout
  • Curry with rice and naan bread
  • Pre-match complimentary pint of lager or beer (non alcoholic drinks option)
  • Post-match presentations including Man of the Match
  • Bar closes at 6pm

Priced at £30 per person.



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.