Reserves

Harry signs pro contract with Hearts

1st July 2019

Harry Stone has become the latest academy graduate to sign a full time deal with Hearts.

The goalkeeper has penned his first professional contract after committing to a two-year deal at Tynecastle.

Harry joined Hearts back in 2015/16 at Under 13 level and has progressed through the ranks.

A regular in Scotland squads, he’s been capped at Under 16 and Under 17 level.

The 17-year-old will join Andy Kirk's reserve squad for the upcoming season, along with other recent academy graduates Leon Watson, Jay Charleston-King, Arron Darge, Ryan Schiavone and Sean Docherty.

Speaking to the Official Hearts website this afternoon about turning pro, Harry said: “I’m extremely thrilled to sign a professional contract.

“It’s a new experience for me and I’m buzzing just to get started with it and see how far I can go at this club.

“I’ve seen my friends – Aaron Hickey and Connor Smith – making their first team debuts and that attracted me to sign.

“The chance that Craig Levein gives to young players is phenomenal and you don’t see that at a lot of clubs.

“I’ve learned loads from Paul Gallacher. I’ve worked with him since he came in back in 2016 and he’s been top class throughout.

“I’m buzzing to get to work with him every day.”

Harry is pictured alongside first-team manager Craig Levein and academy manager Roger Arnott.