Hibernian Community Foundation works in close partnership with Hibernian Football Club to harness the power and passion of football to make a real difference in people’s lives and within local communities. We add value and create a positive impact in the local community through our focus on health, fitness and wellbeing.
For more information visit Hibernians’ official community website
Project specifically aimed at our older citizens which promotes health and well-being. The programme runs for 10 weeks and involves people in weekly sessions that help them stay informed and connected through activities around healthy eating, music, the social history of Hibernian FC and physical activity.
Target audience 60+, Males,
Over 12 weeks, our courses provide support for people to make positive lifestyle changes through nutrition and weight management advice, weekly activity sessions and personal challenges, basic health screening in partnership with local health providers.
Open to all
Project aimed at all incorporating a 12 week programme focusing on relevant physical activities, healthy eating, drink and drug awareness
Males 35 – 65 years with a BMI 28+
Fit for Change is our own follow-on programme designed and delivered by the Hibernian Community Foundation. Available for the FFIT graduates, this 12-week programme aims to help participants maintain their success or continue to progress toward their personal goals.
Graduates of FFIT, Healthy Hibee
Ongoing, Tuesday evenings throughout the year
Indoor or outdoor Walking Football, depending on weather! The game is the same; the only change is no running or jogging! We also hold regular tournaments with our counterparts from Midlothian and elsewhere.
People aged 50+
Wednesdays, 2-4pm with Midlothian Ageing Well at Bayne a Memorial Hall, Loanhead;
Friday 10-12, Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik.
Ongoing, throughout the year.
Specific training for extreme obstacle course participation including Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint and Survival of the Fittest type events. Participants maintain their success and continue to progress toward their personal goals.
Members of F4C
Mudders – training Monday and Thursday 6-7.30pm and Sundays, 0900-1130, from two months prior to events.
Working in Partnership with Edinburgh College, students use the IT Facilities within the Hibernian Learning Centre to learn and develop IT skills and have the opportunity to complete the National ECDL Award. Our Learning Centre now offers introduction to mobile apps, website design, social media, 3D design and digital photography. These are flexible learning courses for people of all ages and experience levels to learn at their own pace, gain and practice new skills, and earn valuable qualifications.
Open to all
Hibernian Community Foundation, Street League Scotland and Edinburgh College are joining forces to provide personal development and IT learning opportunities in Hibernian Learning Centre in the South Stand at Easter Road Stadium.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are part of Street League’s Stage 2 and 3 Academies in Edinburgh will be engaged in activities which help them focus on computer-based preparation for work and introduced to additional opportunities for further training or education. The joined up work becomes part of the portfolio of opportunities on offer through the Partnership between Hibernian Community Foundation and Edinburgh College.
16-24 year old people in Street League Scheme
The Hibernian Technical Centre is the place to be on a Friday afternoon for all 5-14 year olds who want to improve as a footballer. Under the watchful eye of our qualified coaches, children take part in themed sessions such as learning new moves and developing their skills. Available at the Hibernian Training Centre at East Mains, Ormiston and now also at Meadowbank Stadium, on the new 3G Astroturf pitches.
Youth Football Development
Term Time, Friday afternoons
The Academy Experience takes place during school holidays and gives more serious players a chance to live the experience of their Easter Road heroes. You will sharpen your skills and techniques in the morning and then use them in the afternoon in game related practices and small sided games. The experience continues while you eat your packed lunch as coaches help you with tactics, nutrition and fitness preparation, and the rules of the game.
Youth Football Development
School Holidays, Monday to Friday 10-3pm
Our Community Coaching Development Officer delivers Coach Education throughout the year. All certificate courses in the Main and Children’s structure of the Scottish FA’s coaching pathway will be led by our team at the Hibernian Training Centre.
We deliver football coaching in schools wearing the Hibernian badge and in partnership with Tesco Bank and Food Standards. Our coaching aims to increase children’s physical activity and improve physical literacy. We give children an enjoyable experience of football whilst allowing them to practice and improve their footballing skills in the company of their school friends.
This activity also allows us to help build links between schools and local clubs in order to help more children play football in an organised and more regular basis.
We also visit local schools to deliver football-themed presentations and assist with school Health Weeks and Open Days.
Local School children
Various during term-time
Hibernian Community Foundation’s significant relationship with Hibernian FC allows us to connect with charities and local people through the donation of kit, equipment and complimentary tickets for home fixtures. We receive many requests for charitable donations and we try to help out as best we can based on relevant criteria.
Relevant Charities and groups
Throughout the year
Let us know what type of fitness activity appeals to Hibernian’s female fans. The study involves collaboration between Hibernian FC, Hibernian Community Foundation and The University of Edinburgh Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/education/rke/centres-groups/pahrc) in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences in partnership with the University of Glasgow. It will inform ways of increasing participation in physical activity by young females. The findings are expected in May and will be used to develop a programme that addresses females needs and exercise preferences.
Volunteers depending on research criteria. E.g. Female fans fitness preferences.