Who Are We?

Longniddry Villa FC is a community football club which has teams for every age group from tots to mens amateur.  We currently run an incredible seven 11 a-side football teams.

It is the only club in the County with an Under 13 team, an under 14 team, an Under 17 team, an under 18 and a mens amateur team. We therefore provide access to football to children from 3 to adult.  We also have a link up with Preston Athletic FC allowing for a full pathway for players into senior football with a significant proportion of Preston Athletic’s playing squad, ex-villa players. 

We as a club are proven winners with our two 2004 sides sharing 3 u18 cups and the under 18 league in the 2021/22 season.

On top of that the men amateur team have just won the LEAFA division 1 east league in their 1st season.


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 and the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur FA.  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.

Club Chairman

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 head coach of the 2006 side.

In 2018 Andrew was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year honours for his services to the community.

Club secretary

Justin Whiteoak

Justin has been involved with Longniddry Villa since 2010. 

He is the current Coach and Team Secretary of the mens amateur side.

He combines this role with that of club Club secretary that he took over in 2018

Wellbeing and protection officer

Mandy Manson

Mandy joined as a coach with the 2013 team in 2019.

She became the club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer in 2021. 

If you have any concerns regarding the wellbeing of your child,  or any other child protection or wellbeing issue, please contact Mandy on