The Hibernian Community Foundation continues to go from strength to strength - galvanising the bond between the club and our local community.
To learn more about what's happening please click here or alternatively visit www.hibernianinthecommunity.org.uk/
Tesco Bank Football Challenge
Hibernian Community Foundation is working in partnership with the Scottish FA to deliver the Tesco Bank football coaching programme in local primary schools.
Already this autumn, over 300 kids in Edinburgh are in the process of receiving six weeks of football coaching from Hibernian community coaches; including Easter Road favourite Guillaume Beuzelin.
The Tesco Bank programme allows every Primary 2 child across the City of Edinburgh to receive six weeks of coaching by Hibernian, Hearts, Spartans and City of Edinburgh Council over the next two years.
But the Hibernian Community Foundation's Community Coaching Development Officer, Willie Kirk, has vowed to go the extra mile.
Kirk said: "We took the decision, where possible, to also engage with the Primary 3 kids in any of the schools that we go into.
"It almost doubles the number of kids that we had originally planned to engage with. It is important that we ramp up our community activity and the Tesco Bank programme gives us that opportunity.
"And with these young kids, it is vital that their first taste of football is fun, enjoyable . . . and hopefully has a Hibernian badge attached to it".
The Tesco Bank initiative is being rolled out over the next two years and will be coming to a school near you soon……. Contact Willie Kirk for more information at email@example.com.
Lothian Hibernians Update
Congratulations to Lothian Hibernian players for their recent success in the Scottish Disability Sport National 7-a-side football competition at the Toryglen Football Complex in Glasgow:
Champions in the B division: Gold medal
Runners up in C division: Silver medal
Champions in D division: Gold medal
Great effort by all of the players and coaches. The teams' next competitions are the National 5-a-sides in Birmingham on 14 October. Best of luck to all players and coaches!
Lothian Hibernian is a unique partnership between Lothian Special Olympics and the Hibernian Community Foundation. Each week, 45+ players with learning disabilities take part in training sessions coached by Hibernian U19 Academy players.
Rivals4Charity provides fans of clubs the opportunity to become a footballer for the day and play on the hallowed turf of their favourite team against their fiercest rivals while at the same time raising money for a great charity.
After six successful years of Rivals4Charity in Edinburgh and providing fans of Hearts and Hibs the chance to 'live the dream', we are returning in 2013 to provide football fans like yourself the opportunity to play at the home of your heroes.
Tyencastle will host the seventh instalment in May 2013.
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