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East Craigs United AFC is an amateur football team based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who currently play in the Edinburgh & Districts Sunday Amateur League. The team was founded in 2009 by a group of friends from the East Craigs area of Edinburgh. The team has built up a distinguished fanbase since its creation and has enjoyed relative success in the First Division of the Edinburgh & Districts Sunday Amateur League during the 2009/10 season.

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History

East Craigs United AFC was founded by a group of friends from the East Craigs in 2009 after increasing anticipation and interest from support in the local area. Funding was also made available from the hub of the East Craigs area, The Mid Yoken public house. Daniel 'Superdan' Kelly led the way in putting together the team and soon had more than enough interest from local players to register the team in the Edinburgh & Districts Sunday Amateur League.

Sponsorship

The Mid Yoken public house is the main sponsor of East Craigs United AFC and has excelled as the main attraction in East Craigs since its sponsorship began. The team often meet at the Mid Yoken before and after games and it also holds host for fund raising events for the team. These nights prove extremely popular due to the ever increasing support of the team.

Stadium

Saughton 3G pitch, Saughton, Edinburgh is the home ground of East Craigs United AFC.

Playing Style

East Craigs United AFC are noted as playing an attractive attacking style of play. A team of exceptional skill and depth, East Craigs United AFC prides itself in its attacking style which has been demonstrated throughout the 2009/10 season with an average of 5 goals scored per game. Often playing a 4-4-2 formation, Daniel 'Superdan' Kelly has instilled an attacking mind all over the pitch which has proved invaluable in the result of many different scorers throughout the season.

Rivalries

Corstorphine Athletic AFC are East Craigs United AFC's local rivals. The teams main rivals during the 2009/10 season are Newton Heath AFC, who are also challenging for the league title.

Current Squad

Name Position
Stuart Addison CB
Grant Baird LB/RB
Rashid Benmousa GK
Alan Brown DL/DR
Ally Brown MC
Douglas Collins CB/MC
Lewis Coult MC/FW
Ross Coult FW
Ryan Daly ML/MR/FW
Ally Dredge MC
Ian Ferguson MC
Lloyd Gordon DL/DR/ML/MR
Ross Henry GK
Ian Inch DR/FW
Maurie Lawrie FW
Ross Lennie ML/MR
Graham Mackay LB/ML
Ross McLeod CB/RB
Jamie Mearns FW
Aaron Neill ML/MC/MR
Matthew Orton LB/RB
Greg Peterkin DL/ML/MR/FW
Alan Simpson ML/MC/MR
Aston Sloan ML/MR/FW
Geoff Wilkinson ML/MR

Staff

Name Position
Daniel 'Superdan' Kelly Manager
Chris Stewart Assistant Manager
Dave Islambolipoor Chief Reporter
Lewis Ronaldson Supporters Club Executive
Kirsty Graham Head Cheerleader

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