Academy Play the Game Centres
Play the Game: Kids & Adults

Academy Play the Game Centres

Our Academy Play the Game Centre is open to kids aged 5-13 years of age and is based indoors on our state-of-the–art 3G surface at the Hearts Football Academy at Oriam, Heriot Watt University.

The centre is suitable for kids just starting out in the game or those already playing regular football.

Our Academy Play the Game sessions are designed to be child and player centered so they have opportunities to make their own decisions and have exposure to problem solving on the pitch.  Using a combination of games, fun activities, challenges, races and finishing activities, our environment aims to provide a platform where kids will love playing the game.

Sessions are based around play and games-based activity. Additional practices are included to help young players become more confident using attacking moves and goal scoring in different situations.

These sessions run for 40 weeks of the year, roughly following the school calendar.

  • Fridays: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Sundays: 9:00am – 10:00am

The Heart of Midlothian Football Academy at the Oriam Performance Centre, Riccarton (Heriott Watt University Campus) EH14 4AS.


The first session for each participant is FREE of charge as a come and try opportunity.       

Annual membership of £19.00 per month must be set up via standing order. Forms will be made available to you. A fee of £6.00 per session will be required until the standing order is set up. Setting up this standing order secures your place at this session.

To book or for more information, please email Calum at or call 0131 200 7218.

For terms and conditions please click here.

Please note that moulded studs must be worn by all young players during academy session. This is due to the new playing surface at the Hearts Football Academy.

You may also be interested in Tynie Kickers, a great programme to introduce pre-school children to both football and physical activity.