By: Hibernian Media on 04 Mar, 2016 08:00
There was academic success for five of Hibernian’s Youth Academy when they learned they had achieved their Modern Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence.
The qualification, which is SFA backed and supported by Skills Development Scotland, is a Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Award, provided by The Sports Academy Scotland and the Dawes Consultancy.
The players have worked hard over the past two years to achieve their goal and have been supported by tutor John Ritchie. John, who spent time with Hibs as both Community Coach and Goalkeeping coach, also runs his own Goalkeeper Coaching Academy.
Education and Welfare Officer, Seán McPartlin said: “We are very proud of the boys’ achievement and congratulate them. Our thanks are also due to John for his work in mentoring them. Their success demonstrates Hibernian Football Club’s commitment to support our young players’ development on and off the field, and to prepare them in every way for their future careers. They are a credit to Hibs and their families.”
In the picture are Sean Brennan, Jordan McGregor and Scott Martin. Absent were Lewis Allan, still progressing after his operation, and Conner Duthie, who has left the club.
Scott Martin, a competitive midfielder from Cambuslang has made 7 first team appearances and scored his debut goal against Montrose in August in the League Cup. He is currently on loan at Forfar Athletic.
Lewis Allan, from the Borders, a strong running striker, has a couple of first team outings under his belt and has been on loan at Dunfermline Athletic and Forfar.
Jordan MacGregor from Grangemouth is a formidable central defender and is currently on loan at Berwick Rangers
Edinburgh based goalkeeper Sean Brennan has been part of the match day first team squad this season, having made the bench once.
Tricky forward, Conner Duthie, another Edinburgh boy, made one first team appearance.