Spartans: ‘Theatre of Dreams’

26 03 2010

What does the captain of Spartans Football Club have to do with Edward Scissorhands or fighting crime? Ask Dan Gerrard:

A couple of seasons ago Dan Gerrard was managing two of Scotland’s most prolific theatres, overseeing productions from Edward Scissorhands to The Singing Kettle.  These days, the box office has been replaced by turnstiles and prima donnas on the football pitch. His auditorium is Ainslie Park, home of Spartans FC, and his audience a band of loyal fans who consider their team Edinburgh’s third football force.

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What’s on: Combining sport with sponsorship

8 03 2010

Edinburgh comes alive each summer with runs, races, relays and sporting events to suit all abilities. Achieve personal goals and challenge your body this year while raising money for your chosen charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Spartans: Club together

3 03 2010

“Live Together, Play Together, Win Together”

Spartans Football Club is one of very few teams who can match Barcelona – not on the football pitch but in its ethos. Football fans are often left ridiculed as their team’s attempts to follow suit are instantly taken as a cringeworthy slogan. Read the rest of this entry »