About Us

Club was formed as Eskdale Boys Club in 1964, name changed with sponsorship from Loanhead Miners to Loanhead Miners Boys Club, finally with the girls section we are known as Loanhead Miners Youth FC (LMYFC) / Club became 50 years in the year 2014 

LMYFC operate Soccer Tots/Kids School for 3/5 year olds on a Saturday Morning at Bayne Memorial Hall 4x4s / Super '5s' / 7 asides (ESSDA) 7 asides (SWF) and 11 aside football (SERYFA)  - Walking Football for the over 50s

Scottish FA Quality Mark - Loanhead have Community Club Status, first in Midlothian

Club Colours are Sky Blue, Navy trimmings and Navy shorts / Change strip Yellow with Royal Blue shorts

May 2012 LMYFC represented Heart of Midlothian at the Scottish Cup Final v Hibernian (5-1) kids took part in a coaching session then paraded around Hampden with the Scottish Cup (flag waving) before kick off

Tony Begg collects the 2012 SFA McDonalds, Sunday Mail Coach of the year, the Trophy presented by King Kenny Dalglish and Scotland Manager Craig Levein. The Presentation took place at Hampden.Tony also had the pleasure of winning the Regional Award from Midlothian Council

June 16th 2014 - Club secretary 'Peter Frame' took part in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Baton Relay - It was an exhilarating experience!!!!

Peter Frame collects 2015 SFA McDonalds & Sunday Mail Award, Best Volunteer in Youth Football, presented by Alex McLeish and Mark McGhee. Presentation took place at Hampden. Peter earlier collected the SFA SE Award at Easter Road - Alex & Mark were excellent on the evening

June 2017, Peter Frame collects the SYFA SE Volunteer Award

June 2017, Walking Football team win Scottish Cup

August 2017 Peter Collins (Age 85) wins SFA SE Award 'Best Volunteer in Adult Football' (See walking football)

How to find us

Club is based at Bayne Memorial Hall, Burghlee Crescent Loanhead EH20 9BL (0131 448 2404)

This is where all 4x4s 'Super 5s' and 7 aside games are played (Burghlee park) also club training base

11 aside games are played at Memorial Park & Tin Pan (West End) with the changing facilities at the Memorial Pavilion Burghlee Terrace Loanhead EH20 9BW

Bayne Memorial Hall

Bayne Memorial Hall is the home of LMYFC, after several years of discussion, LMYFC finally received a long term lease from Midlothian Council, this allowed LMYFC to apply for funding to upgrade the unusable damp building.

LMYFC then won the WRG Communities Challange and were awarded £250,000 distributed by WREN. and received funding from Cash Back Scotland, this allowed LMYFC to turn the building into a modern training venue, and changing facilities The refurbishment was completed by the John Dennis Group, and opened on June 3rd 2011 by Cabinet Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP and Scotland U21 coach Billy Stark



syfa17SYFA SE Volunteer Award 2017



2015 McDonald’s Grassroots Award Winners

The crème de la crème of Scottish Football gathered at Hampden Park this evening to celebrate the McDonald’s Grassroots Award winners of 2015.

Calum MacLeod of Carloway Football Club, Colin and Margaret Vize of Port Glasgow and Alex Watters of Gardoch United YFC walked away with the night’s main People’s Awards.

It was a night that had everything with laughs, tears and cheers, all of which showcased the excellent work being done at Grassroots level in Scotland.

National Team assistant Mark McGhee was at the ceremony to show his support to our Grassroots Heroes and he was joined by former Scotland manager Alex McLeish, who spoke of the importance that coaches have on young players:

“These people have unbelievable importance to the game. I went through the process myself as a young kid, playing in the boys clubs. I had dedicated coaches who sacrificed their work and their family lives. I know how much the boys clubs and girls clubs mean to these guys and their significance to Scotland.

“One of the most vital things in the modern game is encouragement and giving kids confidence. All these things are self-empowering. If we look at Scotland as a nation, we sometimes don’t believe in ourselves and often need to have our backs against the wall before we show our true selves. I would like to see us having a mentality where we believe in ourselves and believe we can play against anybody in the world.”

Here is your list of tonight’s winners in full: 

Volunteer Youth Football – Peter Frame (Loanhead Miners YFC)
Volunteer Adult Football – Steve McSwiggan (Cannon Fodders AFC)
Volunteer Disability Football – Caroline Diaz (Milngavie United FC)
Volunteer Girl’s/Women’s Football – Mark Forbes (Buchan Ladies FC)
Volunteer Schools – Jon Morrison
Professional Football Club in the Community – Aberdeen FC Community Trust
Community Football Club – Gartcairn Football Academy
Coach of the Year – John Sneddon (Claremont AFC)

People’s Award – Calum MacLeod (Carloway FC)

People’s Award - Colin & Margaret Vize (Port Glasgow)

People’s Award Merit - Alex Watters (Gardoch United YFC)

Loanhead MYFC's Peter Frame wins 'Best Volunteer in Youth Football 2015'

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On Wednesday (29/09) I had the privilege of speaking to Scottish FA and McDonalds Grassroots Winner for “Best Volunteer in Youth Football 2015”, Peter Frame. Now you could say that’s a bit of a mouthful, but given the tremendous achievements of the man in question perhaps rather than being too long, the title doesn’t do Peter justice!
Peter’s involvement in grassroots football goes back more than 40 years. “I was actually involved with the forerunner to Loanhead, Eskdale" he said. "Once Eskdale was disbanded and Loanhead came about I continued to work with them, and I haven’t stopped since!”
You might expect, and indeed understand, that after such a long time the level of enthusiasm may have diminished. With Peter however nothing could be further from the truth. Now responsible for the coordination of a plethora of youth leagues across the region as well the running and coaching of his own girls teams for Loanhead this is truly a man who lives and breathes grassroots football.
I asked Peter how he felt upon hearing he had received the award. “I felt ecstatic, but for me the most rewarding thing is seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces” he said.
This answer alone tells its own story about what has motivated Peter to be involved with grassroots football for so long. Although he himself acknowledged that winning and competition are part of the game, for Peter the motive appears to be clearly to make sure that the players for whom he is responsible, is coaching or has coached, are enjoying what they are doing and some would argue that this is the true ethos of grassroots football.
Such an outstanding level of commitment may warrant the award on its own. However as Peter himself was keen to point out, the age bracket he looks after in terms of his activities falls somewhat out of the conventional.
“In one of my teams, the two wingers are both aged 84” he said. No, you read that correctly it does say eighty four. You see outside of coaching and coordinating youth football teams and players, Peter is also responsible for Loanhead’s 'Walking Football' team. This form of football, in which running results in a free kick being given to the opposition, has become an increasingly popular way for the older generations to keep playing the sport we all love. “The team are going to be representing Scotland at a competition in Portugal” he added.
As you can see from the above it is perhaps unsurprising that Peter has claimed the award, it is a fantastic and in my opinion fully deserved recognition of a man who has devoted his life to the beautiful game. I’d once again like to extend my warmest congratulations to Peter and I hope that his passion for doing what he does continues for many years to come.


McDonald's Grassroots Awards - Best Volunteer in Youth Football Peter Frame from Loanhead, with Mark McGhee (left) and Alex McLeish

















McDonald's Grassroots Awards - Best Volunteer in Youth Football Peter Frame from Loanhead, with Mark McGhee (left) and Alex McLeish

Grassroots football volunteer, Peter Frame, from Loanhead has been honoured as a national award winner for the 2015 Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, thanks to his outstanding commitment to offering football to the local community.

Having already been recognised at a regional level for his support of grassroots football in Midlothian, Peter was named national winner of the Best Volunteer in Youth Football and was presented with the award by Alex McLeish and Scotland Assistant Manager, Mark McGhee, at the 2015 national ceremony held at Hampden Park on September 17.

The national awards, which are now in their twelfth year, recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers and clubs across Scotland who dedicate their time to local grassroots football.

Peter Frame is never far away from Loanhead Miners Youth FC, a club he dedicates countless hours to in order to provide support with a focus of developing young talent.

Alex McLeish, said: “Peter’s dedication to Loanhead Miners FC is outstanding and the impact he has had is remarkable. Grassroots football is such an essential part of the game and without all of hard work of the volunteers and coaches up and down the country like Peter, we simply wouldn’t have the sport as we know it. He sums up the spirit of grassroots football and it was a pleasure to present him with the award.”


















South-East Grassroots Award winners

The five McDonald's Grassroot South-East Award winners of 2015

The winners were handed their prizes at the Scottish Championship fixture between Hibernian and Raith Rovers at Easter Road 

The event was attended by Andrew Watson from McDonald's, as well as Scottish FA South East Regional Manager David Drummond and Club Development Manager, Tony Begg.

The 5 regional award winners were:

Disability Football

Steven Williams - Dalkeith Community Football Club

Adult Football
Jimmy Smeaton - Armadale Thistle FC

Youth Football
Peter Frame - Loanhead Miners Youth FC

Girls Football
Michael McEwan - Hearts Girls & Women FC

Schools Football
Steven Crandles - Prestonfield Primary school


Tony Begg wins SFA McDonalds / Sunday Mail Award - Coach of the Year 2012
Tony Begg from Loanhead is celebrating after walking away with a top honour at the ninth Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail.
Tony was named as Coach of the Year at the awards ceremony held at Hampden Park on the 27th September. The awards celebrated the efforts of the tireless volunteers who give their valuable time and effort to provide footballing opportunities in communities across Scotland.
Tony has been the driving force of Loanhead Miners YFC becoming the first Scottish FA Community Club in Midlothian. Currently managing the Under-9s side, Tony’s coaching methods have seen positive improvements on the pitch as well as a great rapport with local parents due to his informative and fun-filled sessions. In addition to fundraising events, Tony also holds coaching sessions for the club coaches, allowing him to share his in-depth knowledge of the game.
Scottish legend and McDonald’s Head of Scottish Football, Kenny Dalglish, praised Tony for his commitment to grassroots football in Scotland: “Football in communities is built on the dedication of people like Tony. Without the hard work and dedication of all the grassroots volunteers like Tony Scottish football simply wouldn’t exist. What he has accomplished over the past year to help develop football in the community and at his club is truly worthy of the recognition Tony received at the awards ceremony.
Tony added: “It was an honour to receive my award from Kenny Dalglish and Craig Levein. The event was great fun and it was nice to meet all the other volunteers who dedicate so much time to grassroots football.  It was very humbling to have won and hopefully my recognition will help raise the profile of the club throughout Scotland as well as my own.”
Dalglish added: “As a long-term supporter of football in Scottish communities, McDonald’s is proud to champion those that give up so much of their time, providing young footballers the opportunity to shine in a fun and friendly environment.”
The ninth Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail were held at Hampden Park on 27th September 2012.  The awards cover ten categories including Best Volunteer in Youth Football, Best Community Football Club and McDonald’s Franchisee Community Champion Award.
Over the last 10 years McDonald’s has been committed to raising the standards of grassroots football, working alongside the Scottish FA. McDonald’s now support over 4,500 grassroots clubs, have created over 2,000 new community coaches and have seen the launch of 1,800 new football teams. By 2014 McDonald’s will work with the Scottish FA to encourage the participation of 13,000 new volunteers and 10,000 new coaches in grassroots football across Scotland.