Longniddry Villa FC is a community football club which has teams at every age group from 4 years old, including five 11 a-side football teams.
It is the only club in the County with an Under 13 team, an under 15 team, an Under 16 team and 2 teams at the Under 17 age group, therefore providing access to football to children from 4 to 17 years of age. We also have a link up with Preston Athletic FC allowing for a full pathway for players into senior football.
Providing participation opportunities to so many young people across a wide range of ages has been possible due to good management, the right environment and encouragement. The club strives to be as inclusive as possible, priding itself on being a friendly, positive learning environment, providing good coaching and structured play to help to develop the individuals potential.
All age levels have qualified, experienced and vetted coaches with Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificates. The club works closely with the Scottish Youth Football Association and has teams playing small sided games in both the East Lothian Soccer Sevens Development Association and the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association along with 11 a-side teams in the South East Region Youth Football Association. Longniddry Villa have been awarded the Quality Mark making it an accredited club.
The club has also recently taken on the management of the sports pavilion at Longniddry Park. In doing so it has strengthened our links with the local community, providing access to the sports pavilion to a variety of local groups including the Longniddry Gala Committee and Primary School.
Longniddry Villa is proud to have been awarded East Lothian Council’s SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR through their Sport Awards program.
Andrew Gordon BEM
Andrew has been the chair of longniddry Villa for over a decade. He first became involved with Longniddry Villa in 2003 and prior to becoming the chair, he served as Club Secretary. In combination with his Chairman duties, he is also the current head coach of both the 2004 and 2006 sides.
In 2018 Andrew was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year honours for his services to the community.
Justin has been involved with Longniddry Villa since 2010. Including being the current team secretary of the 2004 Colts side.
He became the Club secretary in 2018