Coaches / Volunteers FAQ:

I have completed the Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football (CWSF) e-learning course but this is not showing on my Scottish FA Live account / record?

Please allow approximately 3 hours following completion for the system update to occur and your individual record to be updated. If it still shows as incomplete, please screenshot and send an email to cwsfonlinesupport@scottishfa.co.uk

I have been unable to log-in to the CWSF e-learning course with my email address and password so I have reset my password and it still won’t let me in. What do I do now?

If you reset your password, it is no longer synchronised between the Astute (CWSF) website and the Scottish FA system and will need to be resynchronised by either coaching@scottishfa.co.uk or cwsfonlinesupport@scottishfa.co.uk

I have selected Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football E-Learning but no courses are being shown, can you advise?

When selecting the E-Learning course, do not follow this by selecting a ‘Region’ as it is not required.

How long will the E-learning take me?

Approximately 50 mins to 1 hour but you do not have to complete it in one sitting.

Do I have to complete this course?

Rule of thumb would be, if you are working in any capacity with under 18 years young people, you must complete this e-learning.

How do I book training courses to become a Coach?

Speak to the Growth and Development Officer or Chairman who can advise on the Coaching pathway. Thereafter, you can search for the appropriate course on the Scottish FA Live system. The Club will reimburse the course costs. There are some pre-requisites for booking a course so they must be completed in order. Alternatively, follow this link:


Parents / Carers:

When do matches take place?

This will depend on age group and league your child plays in. 4 and 5’s festivals for boys are typically held on Saturday morning within East Lothian. 4’s and 5’s Girls festivals are held across the Lothian’s every two weeks and are held on Sunday mornings.

7’s / 9’s for Boys: If the team is registered with East Lothian Soccer Sevens Development Association, fixtures are held on a Saturday, played between sides based in East Lothian. It is becoming more common for 7’s and 9’s teams to register in the Edinburgh Soccer Sevens Development Association, for greater variation in fixtures and to present a challenge based on ability. These games are played on a Sunday.

U11 and U13 7-a-side Girls: Played on a Sunday morning although the U13 league is a competitive league and midweek fixtures may take place.

U13 to U16 Boys 11-a-side: U13 and U14 traditionally play in the SE Region Youth football leagues with games played Sunday morning. U15 and U16 play on a Sunday afternoon. KO times may vary if games are played on 3G. Again, these leagues are competitive and fixtures are held midweek as well as the Sunday for the first few weeks of the season and again in May.

U17 / U19 Boys 11-a-side fixtures: These take place on a Saturday afternoon.

Where can I find out when the fixtures?

These are generally issued week-to-week for 11-a-side teams although the league will set Scottish Cup and SE region cup round dates. Full details on the website:


The Amateur team is affiliated to and play in the Lothian and Edinburgh Football Association Saturday league:

Those 7’s and 9’s teams registered to the Edinburgh leagues can access fixtures well in advance:

The Girls play in competitive league from U13 up – the fixtures are on the SWF website Youth website:

U11 Girls fixtures and U9 / U8 festivals are circulated a few weeks ahead to the Age group Coaches.

Where can I get playing kit from?

The Club have chosen the Errea kit, supplied by the Football Nation. The Committee have agreed a home and away kit and training range from Errea based on a number of criteria; Kit continuity (Design retained for approx. 3 years), Quality, Price, Lead-time supply. We agreed the kit range to create a club identity. Typically, each age group will order and supply playing and training kit. Either the age group will hold playing kit or for convenience, dependant on playing numbers, kit may be allocated to the individual players. This must be returned should the player leave. The specific age groups can choose to order tracksuits, training kit, jackets, hoodies from the agreed range dependant on sponsorship / available team funds.

I have been asked to pay Annual Membership fees, when I already pay monthly subscription, why is this?

The monthly subscription to the age group covers costs associated with running the team – this varies depending on the age group but typically covers festival entry costs, referee costs, training pitch hire, equipment costs and kit subsidy.

The Annual fee made to the Club (Reviewed annually) covers the costs that Dunbar United Colts make to Hallhill Healthy Living Centre. This is costs associated with pitch and ground maintenance, cutting and lining the grass pitches, hire of changing facilities.