Beattie Takes On Player Coach Role
Edinburgh City F.C. are delighted to announce that former Scotland forward and four time Scottish Cup winner Craig Beattie has signed a one year contract extension with the club.
Beattie , 33 years old scored four league goals for City last season and some outstanding performances during the latter part of the season were a major factor in the Club's eventual seventh place finish in League Two.
Craig will also take on a coaching role at the club next season, something which he views as a natural progression at this stage of an illustrious career which has seen him capped seven times for Scotland.
Beattie said " Firstly I am delighted to have agreed an extension to my playing contract at Edinburgh City and looking forward to contributing on the pitch next season.
From a coaching point of view I'm very excited to join up with the the current coaching staff whilst working hard to ensure we have every chance of winning football matches.
Finally i would like to thank the board and management for their continued support.
Edinburgh City FC Appoint Jim Brown as Chairman
The Board of Edinburgh City Football Club wish to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of Jim Brown as the new Chairman of the Club.
56 year-old Brown joined the Board of Directors last Summer as Finance Director having previously coached the Club's Under 20 side. He also spent 11 years with the youth section with some of that time as Chairman.
Jim Brown said: “I’m delighted and very honoured to accept this position. I'm extremely grateful to Jim Lumsden for all of his hard work over the past 4 years during which time, of course, the Club won two Lowland League titles and achieved a historic promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League. I look forward to working with my fellow Directors, the Team Management and all of the volunteers at the Club as we move to our temporary new home at Ainslie Park Stadium and strive to build on last season's seventh place in League 2".
The Edinburgh City FC AGM
The Edinburgh City FC AGM will be held at Ainslie Park on Monday 22nd May at 7pm.
Edinburgh City FC partnership
Edinburgh City FC is delighted to announce that it has entered into a 3 year partnership with Football Nation’s kit supply arm FN Teamwear and the Spanish sports giant Joma who will continue to be the Club's official supplier and sole distributor of all Club merchandise. Further details regarding the official launch of the new kit for the 2017/18 season will follow shortly
Reduced admission prices on Saturday 6th May 2017
Berwick Rangers F.C. vs. Edinburgh City F.C. on 06/05/2017
East of Scotland Cup Final
East of Scotland Cup Final
Edinburgh City FC VLothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.
Wednesday 20th - 7.45 pm ko at Meadowbank Stadium.
Prices are £5.00 adults, £2.00 concessions and this game is not available for season ticket holders.
Edinburgh City FC on the move
City on the move
Edinburgh City FC is delighted to announce that they have entered into an agreement with The Spartans Community Stadium Limited to use Ainslie Park Stadium for all home matches whilst Meadowbank Stadium is being redeveloped. The agreement, which is subject to SPFL Board approval and SLFL approval will see City play at the home of Spartans FC for the next three seasons.
City Chairman James Lumsden commented “I’m absolutely delighted that we’ll be moving to what is a tremendous footballing facility at Ainslie Park whilst Meadowbank is being redeveloped. I’d like to thank Craig Graham and the rest of the Board at Spartans for all of their help in putting this agreement together. Although both clubs have been close rivals on the park, we’ve always been good friends off it and I’m sure this agreement will benefit both clubs going forward.”
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Jim Jefferies has agreed to join the Club’s Board as Sporting Director
Edinburgh City FC welcomes Jim Jefferies
Edinburgh City FC are delighted to announce that former Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk FC, Bradford City and Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies has agreed to join the Club’s Board as Sporting Director. Jim is no stranger to Capital football fans, having helped Heart of Midlothian to Scottish Cup success in 1998. With over 1,400 top flight games under his belt as a player and manager, his wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable as the SPFL’s newest side bid to retain their League status. In addition to building on his extensive network of contacts north and south of the border, Jim will play a key role in working with Gary Jardine in all aspects of player recruitment as well as acting as a sounding board for the management team.
Jim Jefferies is looking forward to the challenge ahead commenting: "During my chats recently with the club I've been impressed with their ambition and plans going forward and I look forward to helping them in areas which they feel they need support. I hope my years of experience can help them and I look forward to the challenge."
Gary Jardine, meanwhile, is pleased to be able to draw on Jim's experience commenting: "It's another fantastic step in the right direction for the Club. If we have lacked anything as a Club since making the step up it would be experience. Jim coming in gives us that in abundance having been involved at every level of the game in Scotland and that can only improve Edinburgh City and on a personal level myself and the coaching staff."
Jardine makes it back-to-back award wins
Edinburgh City boss is Ladbrokes League Two Manager of the Month for December
Gary Jardine has shared his delight after winning back-to-back Ladbrokes League Two Manager of the Month awards.
The Edinburgh City boss led his side to another unbeaten month in the division, following up an award-winning November with three wins and a draw in December.
The eight-game unbeaten run put together by Jardine's League Two new boys helped them move away from the bottom spot.
And they must be allowing themselves to think about achieving more than just safety as they sit sixth in the table, four points off the playoff places.
After picking up the award, a delighted Jardine exclusively told Ladbrokes News: "Last month, off the back of the poor few months previous, it was a bit of a relief and a bit more about the players.
"This month is fantastic and, again, it's about the players and the hard work they've done to turn the season around.
"November got us back amongst the mix, but to take it one step further and get us off the bottom and higher up the league, albeit we're only two points off the bottom, says a lot about the players and the job they've done."
Jardine was able to add the experience and quality of English lower league journeyman Marc Laird earlier in the season and has followed that up with the surprise addition of former Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and Watford midfielder Josh Walker at the start of this month.
And he believes City is a big draw for these type of players despite being part-time and in the bottom tier of Scottish football.
Jardine added: "I've no doubt that Championship teams at the very least would want players like Josh and Mark.
"But the selling point for them is the city itself.
"Both have moved here and, at their age, are ready to put down their roots.
"Josh has done a lot of travelling in his career and now he's getting a chance to spend time with his family.
"Mark is very similar, he's been on the road for 15 years down south. Now he can spend time with his family in Edinburgh.
"It's became much more like other countries where part-time football isn't that much different to full-time.
"The players take it as seriously, it means as much to them, but means they can put their sporting life together with their family life.
"That's what has been the selling point for both Mark and Josh."
Jardine and City will be hoping to continue their strong recent Ladbrokes League Two form with a win over Cowdenbeath this weekend.
Newest Signing – Josh Walker
Edinburgh City are delighted to announce that they have signed former Middlesbrough, Watford and Scunthorpe United midfielder Josh Walker. 27 year-old Walker, who captained England at the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup, enjoyed a spell on loan at Aberdeen in 2008 where he scored against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup. More recently, Walker enjoyed a spell at I-League side Bengaluru FC where he won the Indian Federation Cup in his first season at the club.
Manager Gary Jardine said "... I think our short to medium term goals have been well publicised and bringing in someone of Josh's quality and experience will go along a way in helping us be successful in achieving those. Our success in recent years has being built on hard work and togetherness. Aside from being a quality footballer Josh shares those basic fundamentals which In turn will help us with our continuous improvement.
Season card holders Hogmanay special
Berwick Rangers V Edinburgh City FC (Sat 31st December 2016)
Season card holders - Only £7 on production of their season card at the Concession gate,Turnstile B.
This will also apply to Hibs/Hearts season card holders.
Additionally all accompanied Under 16s will also be admitted free.
The Black & Gold pub adjacent to the stadium also welcomes visiting supporters from 12 noon.
Marc Laird Signs Contract Extension
Marc Laird has given Edinburgh City supporters the early Christmas present they were all hoping for after signing a contract extension which will see him remain at the Club until June 2018. The 30 year-old midfielder joined City in September after making over two hundred appearances in English football. Laird’s assured performances in the middle of the park have seen the Club lose just one of their last eleven games, a run which has seen them rise to seventh place in what is a tightly packed League table, and it was no surprise to the City faithful when he picked up the Ladbrokes League 2 Player of the Month award for November.
Manager Gary Jardine said “I'm absolutely delighted that Marc has decided to stay at the Club for another 18 months. In his short time with us he has made an impression on not only those at Edinburgh City but everyone at this level of football. While those watching from the stands see a quality footballer, the way he goes about his business in working his socks off and putting the team first has impressed his team mates and management alike. The last few years have been about continuous improvement. Marc has bought into that and being able to keep hold of him will help us to continue moving forward”.
Marc Laird said "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club and I’m delighted to have signed a new contract as I feel the club is on an exciting journey which I felt I wanted to be part of”.
Edinburgh City FC has relaunched its website
The updated website will include an online store where you can purchase official merchandise and season tickets.