Hibernian FC joins EFDN

9 February 2018
Hibernian FC

Hibernian FC joins EFDN

EFDN is happy to announce that Hibernian FC has joined the European Football for Development Network. 

Hibernian FC is a professional football club from Scotland which was founded back in 1875. The club plays in the Scottish Premiership and its home is the Easter Road Stadium.

Community and Social Responsibility

Created in 2008, Hibernian Community Foundation is the charitable arm of Hibernian Football Club using the power of sport to improve peoples’ lives. Hibernian Football Club has a long and proud tradition of working to support local communities. The creation of the Hibernian Community Foundation as an independent charity in 2008 signalled a clear commitment to step up the efforts to have a wider scope and greater impact. Since its foundation, the Hibernian Community Foundation has brought opportunities and enjoyment to many people.  The Foundation has contributed to ground breaking work in disability football, support for people moving into employment, educational tours for local schools and various activities to improve health and fitness of male and female members of the Hibernian family.

Key to Hibernian Community Foundation’s approach it partnership with fans, volunteers, Hibernian Football Club and a wide range of organisations who share their hopes and aspirations. The foundation knows that by working together they can achieve much more – creating positive impact in their community and bringing a sense of achievement and enjoyment for all who are involved.



The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a programme designed to encourage Primary 2 and Primary 3 children to become more active and develop further interest in football. It was created in 2014 together with Scottish Football Association and Tesco Bank, and the idea behind is to organise and deliver 6 weeks curriculum football within the local primary schools each year. This is accompanied by unique football festivals  and celebrate the programme with other participating schools. The programme also gives the ability to deliver Tesco CPD events for teachers.

Joelle Murray Soccer Centre is a partnership between the Hibernian Community Foundation, the Scottish Football Association, South East region and Active Schools Edinburgh. This new soccer centre is based on Ms Jolle Murray, a midfielder for Hibernian FC in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, and also the Hibernian Girls Academy manager. It is located in Portobello High School’s Sports Hub.The Foundation offers only curriculums for young girls (from Primary 1 to Primary 7) in primary schools. The girls can develop their football skills and improve their health with the sessions organised by the Foundation. The project in 2017 involved the participation of more than 800 girls, 5 primary schools, and delivered 40 hours of activity.

Football: More than a game is a project created by the Hibernian Community Foundation together with The University of Edinburgh. The intention is to deliver education through football in local communities for men, women, boys and girls. The course  introduces the participants to the game of football and some of the issues facing the game. The course uses information about the origins and development of Hibernian Football Club as basis of learning about football finances, football data, football history, football for all and football for health.

Healthy Hibee is a course focusing on improving health and fitness through physical activity, good nutrition and basic health screening and it is available to everybody. With courses for men and women, ‘Healthy Hibee’ offers a range of health promotion information, guidance on diet and nutrition, group based physical activity sessions and fitness challenges. Easter Road Staduim provides the venue and the course is suitable for fans of all ages who are interested in improving fitness, managing weight and achieving personal health goals. For 90 minutes each week, participants gain access to support and advice to begin their own personal journey to better health.

We are looking forward to a very successful cooperation with the Hibernian Community Foundation.


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