Supporters' forum Jambos Kickback has backed our popular Half Time Heroes programme for a third consecutive year.
The initiative, which allows local teams the opportunity to play on the Tynecastle turf during half-time at Hearts home matches, caters for 500 primary aged kids each season.
In addition to running down the famous tunnel at half time, each team takes part in a pre-match coaching session on the Community Pitch behind the Wheatfield Stand before heading onto Tynecastle itself to take part in some flag bearing around the centre circle as the teams enter the pitch.
Jambos Kickback has very generously donated £2,000 this year to the community department to help drive the programme.
Alan White, Head of Community at Heart of Midlothian FC, said: “Half-Time Heroes is right up there as one of the most popular activities we deliver in the community. The kid’s love taking part, the supporters enjoy watching the skills, goals, slips, collisions and o.g’s that you get in children’s football and the team coaches are all just big kids who can’t believe they have finally made it onto the hallowed turf.
"Jambos Kickback have and continue to be a terrific supporter of this and other programmes we deliver and I’d like to thank Ron Ross, the JKB admin team and all the forum subscribers for their continued support.”
For more information on the Jambos Kickback Half-Time Heroes go to http://www.heartsfc.co.uk/pages/half-time-heroes