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 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 hub you register with and full details are on each hub description

Where is it?

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

How do I register?

Click the links on each hub description which takes you to a registration page and also use the hub poster for more information. You pay for block sessions which depending on hub.

When does registration open?

Registration link will be live when registration begins and varies between each hub.

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 hub can take 20 places only.




  • Schools to Club Officer

    Matt Jones

    Email Matt HERE

  • Hubs Information

  • Castlebrae High School

    Address: Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DP
    Start Date: 25th Aug and 27 Oct
    Duration of Block: 8 weeks
    Day: FRIDAY
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 12.45pm - 1.45pm
    Costs: Limited Sponsored Places

    Registration 25 AugHERE
    Registration 27 OctHERE

  • Letham Park (Trinity)

    Address: Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH6 4SP
    Start Date: 22nd August 2017
    Duration of Block: 18 weeks
    Day: TUESDAY
    Age group:P6 – S2
    Session time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm

    Registration HERE

  • Meadowbank

    Address: London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
    Start Date: 18th August 2017
    Duration of Block: 15 weeks
    Day: FRIDAY
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 4.30pm- 5.30pm
    Costs: £30.00
    Registration HERE

  • Leith Academy

    Address: 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ
    Start Date: 21st Aug and 23 Oct
    Duration of Block: 8/9 weeks
    Day: MONDAY
    Age group: P6 – P7 and S1 - S2 (combined)
    Session time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm S1 - S2
    and P6 - P7 together
    Costs: £16.00/£18.00
    Registration 21 Aug P6 - P7
    Registration 21 Aug S1 - S2

    Registration 23 OctP6 - P7
    Registration 23 OctS1 - S2

  • Broughton High School

    Address: 29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 1EG
    Start Date: 23rd Aug and 25th Oct
    Duration of Block: 8 weeks
    Age group: P6 – S2
    Session time: 4.30pm- 5.30pm
    Costs: £16.00
    Registration 23 Aug

    Registration 25 Oct