Category: Club

FansBet Partnership Announced

Edinburgh City Football Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with FansBet.

The UK-based gaming firm offers a betting platform with a difference; one summed up by their very apt strapline “About Fans. By Fans. For Fans”. Run by lifelong match-goers, they pride themselves as being the only bookmaker which promises to share a generous 50% of their net profits with fans, while maintaining rigorous standards towards safe, enjoyable, responsible gambling.

Fans are given the option to select the club they support when registering at FansBet.com; any Edinburgh City supporter who tags themselves to the club when they join will mean that if their bets win they will succeed in the traditional way and receive their winnings, but uniquely and vitally, any unsuccessful bets can still help the club raise funds to be spent specifically for the benefit of Citizens.

David Alexander, FansBet Scotland Ops Manager said: “I’m delighted to welcome Edinburgh City as a FansBet Fan Partner. We were hugely impressed with the passion and desire to take the club forward and it will be great to play a small part of that”

Edinburgh City Director Colin Campbell added: “FansBet have a real commitment to responsible gaming as well as a great track record of giving back to supporters. The partnership is a real opportunity for us to create a new income stream which will help us achieve our aims as a club. I would encourage Edinburgh City supporters who already like a flutter to switch to FansBet and back their club”

FansBet are partners with Supporters Direct Scotland and already have many impressive stories of giving back to and empowering fans, ranging from funding away travel, share purchases, backing safe standing projects and many more. You can read some of FansBet’s Giving Back stories on their blog.

In addition to sharing 50% of their net profits, FansBet will also provide special Fan Boosts on all Edinburgh City matches. Keep an eye on our social channels for the latest.

Visit FansBet.com to sign up – and don’t forget to select Edinburgh City as your club.

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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.

Find out more at www.stonewall.org.uk/rainbowlaces

Irn-Bru Cup Semi-Final Draw

THE DRAW FOR THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE IRN-BRU CUP WAS MADE AT HAMPDEN PARK THIS AFTERNOON AND RESULTED AS FOLLOWS…

  • 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!

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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.

TO BOOK EMAIL ADMIN@edinburghcityfc.com 

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