Community

City Partnership for Kids' Course

12th September 2018

Hearts’ Community Football Development Department is teaming up with Edinburgh City Youth FC to deliver the upcoming October Coaching Course at Forrester High School.

The aim of the partnership with Edinburgh City Youth FC, one of the capital’s largest grassroots clubs, is to encourage more youngsters to get active during the holidays.

The course, supported by DPS Group and the Scottish FA, is open to players of all abilities aged between 5-13 years and the focus is firmly on developing football skills in a fun-filled environment. The sessions aim to offer a balance between coaching and allowing players to experience exciting game-based activities and challenges.

Edinburgh City Youth FC are an SFA quality mark club with over 400 players from the ages of 4 right through to 21, many of whom are based at Forrester High School.

In recent months, Hearts’ Community Football Development Department have enjoyed successful partnerships with LIVE Borders, East Lothian Council and Tranent Colt which have enabled hundreds of youngsters to enjoy the popular coaching courses in the Borders and East Lothian.

Alan White, Hearts’ Head of Community, said:

“We’re delighted to be running this course in partnership with one of Edinburgh’s biggest grassroots clubs. We already engage with Edinburgh City through some of our other programmes and many of their teams have joined us at our recent football fours festivals.

“We hope this link encourages a culture of football in the local area that we can maintain and expand on for years to come.”

Wendy Anderson, from Edinburgh City Youth FC, added:

“We’re looking forward to this new partnership showcasing the good work that can be done through the power of grassroots football. We hope that the pull of both the Hearts and Edinburgh City badges encourage youngsters to come along to join us for what I’m sure will be a great week.”

When: Monday 15th - Friday 19th October 2018

Where: Forrester High School 3G pitch, Edinburgh

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Price: £37*/£42

For more information, including on how to book, please click here

*Early bird special!