Edinburgh Athletic Club has a long established reputation of “winning” and following the 2016 Season the club were named as the Edinburgh Sports Club of the Year and the Scottish Athletics Track and Field Club of the Year. However the legacy of London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 has resulted in growing numbers of young people in the Capital, wishing to become involved in athletics and Edinburgh Athletic Club like many other clubs being at full capacity and forced to operate a waiting list.

To solve this problem  our vision was to increase the number of coaches coaching within the club system, establish Hubs around the city to offer coaching to young people before they are inducted into the formal club coaching system and for the first time create a pathway connecting school’s athletics to the club environment.“Edinburgh AC Winning Cadets” promises to deliver and the club are indebted to all the partners, who have worked together to provide this exciting opportunity for Edinburgh Athletic Club and the young people of the city. Funding from The Spartan Hardship Fund, City of Edinburgh Council, scottishathletics and sportscotland have enabled  the club to appoint a Schools to club coaching officer to develop, organise and coach at satellite hubs, in secondary school cluster areas, fully linked to Edinburgh AC mainly across the North East Neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

It is a fitting tribute to Brian Winning, a much respected EAC coach, who established the first Hub at the Royal High School that the coaching Officer is Matt Jones, who was himself coached by Brian and inspired by him to become involved in coaching.

We hope that in partnership with active schools “Edinburgh AC Winning Cadets” will prove to be a “winning” formula as Edinburgh AC aim to continue on their “winning” ways in 2017 and beyond!

Who is it for?

Children who are in Primary 6 and 7 (from P5 minimum 9 years old at Lethem Club), also Secondary S1 and S2 and is aimed at those wishing to get a taster of athletics and to make friends and learn new skills. With a view to progress into the club system.

What do I need to get started?

Children should come prepared with appropriate clothing, trainers, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt and shorts.If outdoors then a waterproof jacket will also be needed for wet weather. Also bring a drink usually a bottle of water is best.

When is it?

Depending on which club you register with and full details are on each club description

Where is it?

The clubs are based mainly in schools around Edinburgh or sports centres. Details of each venue on club descriptions.

How do I register?

Click the yellow ‘Registration’ button opposite and when reach registration page you will have options to select which venue.. You pay £10 per month by direct debit and the clubs are ongoing. The £10 monthly fee will also include access to our holiday programmes details of which will be sent out in future.

When does registration open?

Registration is currently live.

When does registration close?

Each session has a limited number of places which are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee a place for your child and avoid disappointment. Registration will close once all the places are filled. Currently each club can take 20 places only.




  • Schools to Club Officer

    Matt Jones

    Email Matt HERE

  • To register for all clubs click above then select which club following instructions. Details of clubs are shown below.

  • Clubs Information

  • Lethem Park(Trinity)

    Address: Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH6 4SP
    Start Date: 20th February 2018
    Duration of Block: Ongoing
    Day: TUESDAY
    Age group:P5(min age 9) – S2
    Session time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
    Costs:£10 per month D/D

  • Leith Academy

    Address: 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ
    Start Date: 19th February 2018
    Duration of Block: Ongoing
    Day: MONDAY
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm Costs: £10 per month D/D

  • Broughton High School

    Address: 29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 1EG
    Start Date: 21st February 2018
    Duration of Block: Ongoing
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 4.30pm- 5.30pm
    Costs: £10 per month D/D

  • Royal High School

    Address: East Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 6JP
    Start Date: 23rd February 2018
    Duration of Block: Ongoing
    Day: FRIDAY
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 4.00pm- 5.00pm
    Costs: £10.00 a month D/D