The HYDC group was formed in 1991 as a result of a request by the then manager Joe Jordan.
His request was for the Hearts support to provide him with some direct funding for youth development at Heart of Midlothian Football Club.
Rules and guidelines for the Hearts Youth Development Committee were formulated with the key principal purpose of the Committee being to raise funds for youth development at the club by whatever manner the Committee (and subsequently the Academy Manager) deems appropriate.
Since early 1991 a few dedicated Hearts supporters and shareholders have willingly given their time and effort to raise funding which is made available to our youth academy.
Academy Manager Roger Arnott is a key member of the group and all funds generated as a result of HYDC activities are provided for the purposes he considers will benefit the development of youth talent at Heart of Midlothian.
More details of the specific activities undertaken by the Committee are detailed in the Events page within their website www.hydc.co.uk.