About Us

We are an Amateur Football Club based in Penicuik, Midlothian and the Youth Football branch of Penicuik Athletic Community Football Club.  This site provides information for current players, parents, carers and supporters of all the teams run by the organisation.  If you are interested in contributing to the site or supporting the Club as a player, coach or Team sponsor then just get in touch with the Secretary via secretary@payfc.net 


PAYFC became a registered charity (SC046914) in 2016.


 Scottish FA Quality Mark

Our Club promotes the highest standards of discipline and respect in its players towards its fellow players, coaches, opposition and referees.  In doing so, we seek to develop in each young player the right attitude and approach to assist in providing the best possible start for their future career either in or out of football. 

We  are affiliated to ESSDA; SERYFA; SYFA and the SFA.  By demonstrating its  commitment to player development and higher levels of coach education, child protection, first aid and Community engagement, Penicuik Athletic Youth  Football Club has progressed from achieving the standard award in 2009 to the Legacy award in 2015.  The legacy Award is the highest accreditation within the SFA Quality Mark Framework.  The Club is proud of this significant achievement.

More information on the SFA Quality Mark Framework can be found here...



Positive Coaching at PAYFC

'Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club will educate and reinforce positive values, attitudes and behaviour to the key people in the game including players, coaches, parents and club leaders. 

We will teach young players how to play to the rules, respect opponents and referees/officials. We will teach our players how to work together as a team and to have self-respect. 

We will encourage our parents/ spectators to show positive touchline behaviour at all times in the right Positive Coaching Scotland manner.'

PAYFC's Positive Coaching Scotland Champion – Stewart Shepherd (2004 Coach).