• Achievement
  • Citizenship
  • Health
  • Participation

Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) is a registered charity, working closely with AFC, “To provide support and opportunity to change lives for the better”. By using the significant profile and interest associated with Football, AFCCT exists to ‘do the right thing’ on behalf of all communities in the North East of Scotland and beyond.

Registered Charity: Aberdeen FC Community Trust

Scottish Charity No. SC044720 and Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)

For more information visit the Aberdeen community website



Football Centres

Boys & Girls

Age 3-12

Monday – Saturdays during school term time Provide weekly Football participation for Primary School age pupils in Aberdeen City and Shire. Currently 15 venues across Aberdeen City and Shire.

Goalkeeping Centre

Boys & Girls

Age 7-16

Thursday during school term time Goalkeeping specific coaching delivered once a week

Disability Football Centres

Open Age sessions

Tuesdays & Saturdays during school term time

Provide disability football for children and adults across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Advanced Skills Centres

Boys & Girls Age 8-9

During school term time

The aim of the Advance centres is to lay stronger foundations at grassroots level and to improve the technical ability of youngsters throughout the North East.

AFCCT Soccer School

School Boys & Girls Age 6-16

Week 1 : 6 – 10 July 2015 Week 2: 13 – 17 July 2015

The annual AFCCT Soccer School takes place during the first two weeks of the summer holidays. The two week programme that the children follow mainly focuses on technical skills, fun and small sided games.

School Holiday Coaching

Boys & Girls

Age 5–12 Easter, Summer, October & Festive Holidays

AFCCT offers coaching programmes during the Easter, Summer, October and Festive period at various venues across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

SFA 2020 Development Centres

Boys & Girls P6–7s

30 weeks of coaching throughout year

An additional coaching session over and above provision provided by clubs for talented P6 & 7 pupils to create a pathway to the Performance Schools.

Midnight Leagues

Boys & Girls Age 12-16

January to March 2015

The Midnight Leagues is a 5-a-side football initiative designed to keep youngsters off the street and out of trouble on Saturday nights. The programme is co-ordinated by AFCCT alongside various partners.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Boys & Girls Primary school age

During school terms

AFCCT along with FSA deliver a 6 week football coaching programme which includes messages on healthy activity, nutrition and food hygiene. The FSA provide each pupil with a workbook that the pupils and teachers go through week by week as part of the programme.

Tesco Bank

Boys & Girls P2-3’s (Age 6-8)

During school terms

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four year community programme run in partnership with the Scottish FA. The six week programme is delivered in schools across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

McDonald’s Programme

Boys & Girls P2-3’s (Age 6-8)

AFCCT deliver an extensive school coaching programme which is followed up with a ‘come and try day’ at local grassroots clubs where they are made aware of opportunities to take part in football on a regular basis.

School Visits

Primary or Secondary Schools

On request

AFC visit a number of schools each year to deliver our own specialised coaching sessions throughout Aberdeen City and Shire. These visits provide structured football coaching sessions for boys and girls to participate in, with the emphasis on fun, maximum participation and promoting healthy lifestyle.

Junior Match Day Club

Boys & Girls Age 5-12

AFC Home fixtures

Kids receive an hours coaching at Aberdeen Sports Village prior to kick off and then AFCCT staff take them to the first team match at Pittodrie.

Coach Education


Various courses on throughout the year

The club’s SFA community coaches deliver to local coaches who are keen to progress up the coaching ladder. The courses are hugely popular and attract around 700 participants’ year.

Quality Mark

Grassroots clubs & schools

Support throughout the year

The Scottish FA quality mark is an initiative designed to support grassroots development in youth football. The club’s coaches work with and support local grassroots clubs and schools to increase youth and community participation as well as enhancing player, coach and volunteer development.

Tartan Army Children’s Charity Footy Tea Club (TACC)

p6-7 pupils

One full school year

20 children from an area of social deprivation are provided with weekly after school Football participation and a home cooked meal at Pittodrie for a whole school year.

Still Game

Males & Females

Over 65’s

2 x 10 week block each season

SPL Trust Programme based on mental health and self-esteem with over 60s. AFCCT run two 10 week blocks each season at Pittodrie Stadium. The main aim is to encourage participants to re-engage in society and to make them aware of opportunities for them in the local area.

Football Fans in Training (FFIT)

Males & Females Age 35–65

12 week programme

FFIT is a health and wellbeing programme targeting Dons fans that are keen to lose a bit of weight and improve their self-esteem. FFIT covers healthy eating, drinking and activity through various classroom and practical sessions delivered by AFCCT coaches.

Walking Football

Males & Females Over 60’s

Weekly sessions

AFCCT Coaches deliver weekly walking football sessions in Aberdeen for people still passionate about playing the game. All the rules are the same but no running!

Football Memories


Sessions run throughout the year

Facilitate football reminisce workshops using Pittodrie and AFC to stimulate conversations.


Males & Females

Over 65’s

Throughout the year

Gym based exercise for the elderly using hydraulic resistance machines which can aid and assist physical activity

Pittodrie Health Walks

Males & Females

Over 65’s

10 week blocks

Health Walks are led by AFCCT staff which allows over 65s to walk various routes and visit local attractions.

AFC in the Park

Males & Females

Over 65’s

10 week blocks

AFCCT take participants to visit various parks across Aberdeen to be involved in games and activities

Grampian Strikers


Throughout the year

Mental health and wellbeing football team which represents AFC in National competitions.

Contact Details

Claire Garrett

Community Co-ordinator


01224 650432

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