Supporters forum, Jambos Kickback, has continued its support of the Community Football Development Department's 'Half-Time Heroes' programme for an eighth consecutive year.
Half-Time Heroes provides the opportunity for 500 players from local grassroots clubs to experience playing on the Tynecastle Park pitch during matchdays. This has proved to be a great initiative, allowing the club to engage with numerous clubs, coaches and parents every season.
Hearts' Head of Community, Alan White, enthused "Jambos Kickback has been a stalwart supporter of Half-Time Heroes and has allowed the community department to continue providing a fantastic and memorable matchday experience for hundreds of young players every season. On behalf of our staff, coaches and the kids from grassroots clubs that have had the opportunity to play at Tynecastle, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Jambos Kickback and its members for this continued backing."
Recently, the Half-Time Heroes programme welcomed the Para-Footballers from Tranent Colts FC and Salvesen CFC who proved extremely popular with the Hearts support. Tranents Colts Chairman, Phil Purves, who coaches the group said, "We had a marvellous experience bringing the kids to Tynecastle for a match. Having the chance to play on the pitch was special enough but to do so in front of thousands of supporters is something the kids will never forget. A great day."