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Football Fours: a celebration of grassroots football

26th May 2016

Festival celebrates the work of local clubs in the south east of Scotland

Last week we opened the doors to 18 grassroots teams and 120 eight year old players who all made their debut at Tynecastle, in a celebration of grassroots football.

The festival, in partnership with DPS Group, was organised to celebrate the hard work that goes on within local clubs across the south east region.of Scotland.

Hearts were delighted to host the event which was a fantatstic opportunity to thank some of our partner clubs who work hard to create a positive playing environment for young players.

Club legend John Robertson was on hand to support Hearts Community coaches as they delivered a host of sessions focussing on key messages;

  • Let Them Play
  • Maximum Participation
  • Mistakes Are Ok
  • Players Solving Their Own Problems
  • Street Football
  • Make Football Fun

Hearts' Head of Community, Alan White, was delighted with the turnout: "It was fantastic to see so many youngsters, coaches and parents enjoy an evening of essentially street football, in a 17,000 seater stadium. All the players had absolute freedom to express themselves and credit goes to all the volunteer coaches who made every effort to just 'Let them play'. A huge thanks goes out to Martin Brownlee and his colleagues from DPS for supporting another fantastic Football Fours festival"

The event was a great success and well done to all players, coaches and parents who attended – all 500 of you!

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