By: Hibernian Media on 23 Mar, 2016 15:23
Hibernian are offering an opportunity for youngsters at a disadvantage due to their date of birth to impress the Hibernian Academy.
Studies have shown that young players born in the 4th quarter of the year are less likely to be given the opportunity to enter professional football academies throughout Europe, and Hibernian FC wants to explore ways to encourage talented players from this demographic to gain access to the Academy.
The Hibernian Academy will run an event named “4th Quarter Kids” to give young players the opportunity to be assessed by Academy scouts and coaches on Thursday 7th April at the Hibernian Training Centre.
Registration will take place at 3pm, and the event will finish at 5pm. No dressing room facilities will be available so players should come ready to play, and bring footwear suitable for astroturf and grass.
This event is free of charge, but is by registration only. Unfortunately players who are already registered with a professional academy cannot be considered.
As this is a pilot event, we can only accommodate players born in October, November and December in years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Eligible players are invited to register by emailing the following details to Craig Scates on firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Birth
Current Registered Club