17,000 fans, a fantastic atmosphere...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run out the tunnel and onto the Tynecastle pitch, with thousands of supporters giving you a standing ovation?
This is many a young player's dream and we can make it happen with our Jambos Kickback supported Half Time Heroes experience.
We have put together a fantastic day out for young players with an opportunity to play on the Tynecastle pitch during a Hearts home match.
A typical Half Time Heroes day runs like this;
12.20pm: Arrive at Tynecastle Stadium
12.30 - 1:30pm: Training session with Hearts' community coaches
2pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm - 2.55pm: Young players watch teams warm up from trackside
2:55pm: Young players take position on the centre circle as flag bearers while teams run out the tunnel
3.00pm: Take a seat in the stand and watch the first half.
3.45pm: Half-time match on Tynecastle and the young players are the Half Time Heroes!
3.55pm: Run a lap of honour around Tynecastle
4.00pm - Watch second half
Please note, these times are in place for a 3pm kick off and may change.
Cost is £40 per player for category A fixtures (Aberdeen, Hibernian, Celtic & Rangers) and £35 for Category B fixtures (Dundee, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Ross County & St Johnstone)
Cup games are available on request, following announcement of the fixture
This Half Time Heroes package includes:
- Training session at Tynecastle (60 mins)
- Lunch courtesy of Baguette Express
- Pre-match flag bearing
- 2 x complimentary match tickets for team leaders / coaching staff
- Match tickets for all players
- Half-time match
- Lap of honour around the park
- Team photograph of your team on the pitch - supplied in a digital format
This experience is strictly for a maximum of 30 young players.
Parents/Carers, relatives and friends generally wish to purchase tickets to watch the youngsters perform and we can normally help accommodate them subject to ticket availability.
If you wish to register a team or group to be Half Time Heroes please contact us on 0131 200 7218 or email Calum at CalumSandison@homplc.co.uk
Please note: This programme is for youngsters of Football 4s or Soccer 7s age (primary school)
For terms and conditions please click here.
You may also be interested Small Sided Street Games, an exciting new programme that has been created as a resource for coaches and volunteers working with young players in grassroots football.
Comments from previous teams that have enjoyed Half Time Heroes:
“Just like to say thank you for all work on Saturday. 30 young footballers played in front of full house at Tynecastle, dreams were fulfilled yesterday for players parents and grandparents. Money can’t buy that feeling. Our kids had a ball – yourself and your staff were excellent with kids and a credit to Heart of Midlothian. You have a very unique event in place which cannot be bettered. Keep up the great work. From all at BUCFC we thank you once again and look forward to another opportunity in the future”
Peter Hay, Bo'ness United Community F.C
“Thank you for a fantastic day. The kids were all on cloud 9 and buzzing all the way home last night. I'm sure I speak for all the coaches and parents when I say that your team were fantastic and really made the day special for the boys.”
S. Treacy, Bayside FC
"My boys had an amazing time doing the half time heroes on Saturday. Thank you so much for a very special day with lots of amazing memories. "
S. Brown, Bonnyrigg Rose F.C
“…..spoken with all the kids so I could share with you what they thought about the Half Time Heroes. First of all it is a massive Thank You from us at KSQ 2008s and the whole club.
The kids loved it, feedback from them has included 8 x "best day of my life", 4 x "most exciting day ever" and 1 x "better than Christmas". For us the most important thing is how the kids enjoyed it and without fail they were blown away and felt like superstars for the day. Without doubt it is a day that will live with them for the rest of their lives. The other important thing was the training session that they had, it was the "best" they ever had so we have stolen a few ideas which has made our training even better as well. From the coaches side we were impressed with how you and the team managed the kids and put on a great day for them, as well as your patience with 30 eight year olds, never an easy ask. Also important was the friendly welcome and hospitality we received, it was much appreciated. Overall it was brilliant and I really want to make you aware of the positive impact the event had in the kids. They are all in awe of CJ and talk about you at training as Mr Hearts. Can't wait until our next visit in March when the rest of the team will attend and probably best put our name down for 8 games next season so all our age groups can go.”
J. Mackay, KSQ FC