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Playing grounds – Peffermill


Peffermill

The University of Edinburgh’s Peffermill playing fields boast some of the finest sports facilities in Scotland. Located only two and a half miles from the city centre and incorporating the National Hockey Academy, this magnificent 2.7 hectare site offers a hugely impressive array of training and competition facilities for everyone to enjoy. These facilities are currently being advanced in the shape of the largest 3G astroturf in Scotland which should be available for use early in the 2012/13 season.

Location of Peffermill

Directions to Peffermill

The most straightforward approach to the Peffermill facilities is from the Edinburgh City bypass on the south side of the city. The following steps provide comprehensive directions:

  1. Leave the Edinburgh City bypass at the Straiton juntion and head north towards the city on the A701 (Birdiehouse Rd).
  2. Continue to follow the A701 (Birdiehouse Rd) for just over 2.5 miles.
  3. At the traffic lights, turn right on to Lady Road, with Cameron Toll Shopping Centre on your right hand side.
  4. Almost immediately travel straight over a roundabout.
  5. At the main roundabout take the second exit on to the A6095 (Peffermill Rd)

For fixtures against our Under 21s XI, 2nd XI or 4th (Reserve) XI continue down Peffermill Road for roughly 400m and turn right in to the Peffermill playing fields where ample parking for cars as well as coaches is available.

For matches against our 1st XI, continue past this entrace, around the right hand bend in the Peffermill Road and the entrance to East Peffermill is on the right hand side shortly after the Nairns factory. Feel free to browse the interactive map on the ‘Satellite’ setting to get a clearer idea of where East Peffermill Pavillion is.

The address for the main Peffermill facility (as mentioned for fixtures with Under 21, 2nd and 4th XIs) is as follows:

Laurie Liddell Clubhouse, 42 Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL

Buses to Peffermill

Bus numbers 2, 14 and 30 all pass very close to Peffermill from Edinburgh city centre. The bus stops both towards the end of Prestonfield Avenue and immediately after the bus turns left on to Peffermill Road. Click on the logo below to be linked to the Lothian Buses Route Map.

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Disability Policy

EUAFC is committed to ensuring its disabled supporters and customers have as full an access as is reasonably possible to make to all goods, services and facilities provided or offered to the public by the Club.

The Club operates a concessionary entry and ticketing policy for disabled supporters and will ensure that the scheme does not discriminate between disabled people with different impairments. The Club recognizes that not all of its facilities are fully accessible to disabled customers and confirms that it is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Disability Discrimination Act and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.

The Club also recognizes that it has new duties to remove permanent barriers that make it difficult or impossible for some disabled customers to access Club facilities. The Club will seek to undertake such additional works as are reasonably required within the timescales set out within the Act. The Club has a training programme to ensure that its officials and stewards are trained in the provisions of the Act. Ongoing training will be included in induction programmes.

The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees to its disabled supporters and customers that any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure. The Club has advised its officials and stewards that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club’s Disciplinary procedures.

EUAFC March 2015

For further information contact EUAFC Vice Chairman Professor B Whyte
(b.whyte@ed.ac.uk)

Ground Regulations

1. The Club has the right to refuse entry or reject any person who refuses to be searched by a Steward (or police officer when asked).

2. Any person who refuses to comply with the instructions of a Steward may be ejected from the ground.

3. Any person whose behaviour could reasonably construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to other spectators, may be ejected.

4. It is a criminal offence to

  • Throw anything on to the pitch or at player, officials and other fans
  • Take part in any indecent or racist chanting
  • Go on to the playing surface at any time (unless instructed by Stewards to do so)`
  • Enter or try to enter the ground with intoxicating liquor
  • Try to enter the ground whilst drink
  • Possess any article which could be construed as an offensive weapon
  • Use behaviour which is threatening, abusive or insulting towards another.

5 Smoking is strictly prohibited within the ground.

By order of the Committee of EUAFC, March, 2015

Customer Charter

EUAFC essentially exists to give competitive football experience to students of the University, enabling them to develop their talents, their enjoyment and understanding of the game during their student years and beyond. Students play a major role in the day-to-day running of the Club with elected officers taking on major responsibilities working with senior personnel.

1. ACCESSIBILITY. EUAFC regards accessibility as a key issue, and does it best to ensure support from within the University and from the wider community through a range of match-day arrangements, concessions for students, retired persons, disabled and their helpers, and the unwaged. The Club operates an enlightened policy on refunds in the event of abandoned matches.

2. AWAY SUPPORT is treated with the same consideration as home support in respect of ticket prices, and EUAFC abides by SLFL and SFA rules on ticket allocations per club.

3. CONSULTATION The Club seeks to publicise its playing activities and all other relevant Club events via its website, social media accounts and the printed media.

4. COMMUNITY ACTIVITY The Club operates four teams which play in a range of Scottish regional and local football and also within inter-University competitions. Specifically, the Club engages with the University in the Educated Pass programme and the Club operates Easter and Summer coaching programmes for children.

5. MATCH DAY PROGRAMMES For all Senior competitive matches the Club produces a Club Match-Day Programme which is provided free for all paying spectators with complimentary copies for match officials and visiting team officials.

6. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY The Club has a strong working relationship with the Edinburgh University Women’s Football Club and the Club seeks to operate an equal opportunity policy across all of its activities.

7. CUSTOMER SERVICE. Edinburgh University Football Club strives to offer value for money in all its areas of business, conducted in a respectful and courteous manner.

Edinburgh University Association Football Club. March, 2015