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Edinburgh City in the Community

Edinburgh City In the Community

This week we were delighted to be able to deliver a van full of food and household essentials to the Space & Broomhouse Hub in the West of Edinburgh.

Our Youth section coordinator Wendy Anderson and first team manger James McDonaugh were on hand to load up, make the delivery and see the incredible facilities that the Space provides for the local community. Their Hub provides a wide range of support services, from youth and families to the elderly and those affected with mental health issues. Our donation will directly help the Young Carers aspect of the Space, which is coordinated by Julie Scott.

Everyone involved with Edinburgh City would like to thank The Weir Charitable Trust for the invaluable grant funding and in particular Lorraine Tait, Trust Manager who worked closely with Wendy and ECYFC during the process of the award. Lorraine kindly awarded us an extension from the original award so we could better impact those in need post-Christmas.

The Club will be returning to the Space in the near future with a second batch of essentials and we look forward to forming a close relationship with Julie and the rest of her team.

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Welcome Ryan Goodfellow

Welcome Ryan Goodfellow

We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Ryan Goodfellow from Albion Rovers.

Ryan began his senior career with Dunfermline Athletic, before having spells with East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Berwick Rangers. Most recently he feature for League 2 rivals Albion Rovers.

With the goalkeeping position being a challenging one in recent seasons, manager James McDonaugh was pleased to get this deal done:

“It’s great to be able to bring Ryan to the club, having lost Harry Sharp back to Dundee, it was important to bring in another goalkeeper.

Ryan comes having played a great number of games at this level and I am hoping he will be able to push Antell who has been in good form this season so far.”

On the news of his signing, Ryan commented:

“I’m delighted to have signed with City, it’s a team full of quality and i’m looking forward to getting started, whenever that may be. Having played against City over the past few seasons it’s a team I know a lot about and I’m confident my experience will help the squad in the push for promotion.”

Great to have you on board Ryan!

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A Route to Playing Again

In potentially an historic first for Scottish football, all 20 clubs in Leagues 1 & 2 of Scottish football have come together to create “A Route to Playing Again”. This document presents a way to restart and safely conclude their 2020/21 season, which was paused on 11th January due to concerns about travel-related covid.

Explaining the rationale behind the document, which has gone to the Scottish FA, a spokesman for the clubs said:

“We are all aware of the ongoing impact of the pandemic on everyone’s lives. We take our responsibilities to our staff and players seriously and that’s why we have complied with all that has been asked of us to date.

“However, we have used the pause in playing to look at what more we can do to create a route to us playing again in a way that reassures the football authorities and the Scottish Government. We know that football can be a force for good and that our games allow our fans to have one familiar activity available to them at a difficult time. But we also recognise that we need to do more if we want to restart and this proposal lays out what that might look like including the introduction of PCR testing.

“We understand the difficult position the Scottish FA found itself in when it suspended our leagues. But there will have to be a decision made about when we restart. So we wanted to support and assist in the decision-making process. This document shows that, in coming together with common purpose, 20 clubs are committed to this process and hope that the SFA will treat this proposal with the consideration it deserves.”