Tuesday
Jul292014

Jambos Kickback Half Time Heroes

Fans forum Jambos Kickback have continued their support of our Half Time Heroes initiative for the second year running with a recent donation of £2,000. The programme, which has seen hundreds of kids grace the Tynecastle turf at half time for many a season, has been a rip roaring success with many matches booked up months in advance. Half Time Heroes has also been a great way for the club to engage with local clubs, teams, coaches, player and parents.

 

Big Hearts chief Alan White said “We are delighted that Jambos Kickback have stayed on board for another season which will help us provide an opportunity for hundreds more young players to run down the tunnel and feel the excitement of playing on Tynecastle in front of a big crowd. I would personally like to thank Ron Ross and everyone involved with JKB for their continued support of Half Time Heroes and many other community programmes in recent years.”

The Jambos Kickback Half Time Heroes programme includes a pre match training session with Hearts coaches, lunch, flag bearing on the centre circle as the teams run out, a match ticket and of course a match on the pitch at half time.

The pictures featured show the young stars from Tranent Colts who turned on the style during half time of the recent Hearts vs Man City, Main Stand Centenary match.


For more information on how to get your team involved contact Alex McArthur on 0131 200 7218 or alex@bighearts.org.uk


Friday
Mar072014

Easter Holiday Coaching Courses 2014

 

Get your boots on and join us for ourEaster holiday coaching courses.

We have two different courses available:

Tynie Kickers:    Aimed at pre-school 3-5 year olds, this course is a goal-fest and also helps develop all the movements needed for future football stars and all round sports kids.

Goalgetters:      For kids 5-12 years of age who like to play outfield whether as a defender, midfielder, striker or all three! Games, goals, defending and attacking - it's all here!

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Experience the Legends!

Since 2008 the Hearts Legends team has raised over £95,000 for charities and worthwhile causes through playing a number of challenge matches against various opposition including workplace and amateur teams.
 
The team has featured a host of former Jambos including John Robertson, Gary Locke, Henry Smith, Colin Cameron, Alan McLaren and Scott Crabbe to name just a few.

 

We have often raised awareness of the team and invited applications to challenge the legends on the Hearts and Big Hearts websites but now we have a fantastic clip to show just what the experience looks like.

 

In 2013 the legends took on Stables FC who play in the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur Football Association. The reason they applied to play the Hearts Legends was that they wanted the once in a lifetime experience of playing against players most of their team grew up idolising. This game was also played at Tynecastle which made the game just that little bit more special.

 

 

Funds raised through the event would go on to help the team purchase new equipment although most of the funds were donated to Big Hearts and other deserving charities. 

 

If you can put together a team of players aged 35+ and can raise funds for a good cause and Big Hearts email alan@homplc.co.uk for more information.
Tuesday
Jan072014

FFIT spaces available 2014

The recent intake of 15 FFIT Participants have just completed this fantastic health programme. In the last two courses we have seen a combined weight loss of over 150 kilograms an absolutely amazing achievement. All the men involved have gone away being healthier, fitter and most importantly more aware of the pitfalls bad habits can have on all of us.

We are now recruiting for the next wave of men to improve their health on our FFIT

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Thursday
Dec262013

Working with Hearts now recruiting 

‘Step onto the employment ladder with Hearts’

Big Hearts is ready to deliver a 7 week employment programme for young people aged 16-24. The programme includes an employment qualification, Early touches coaching qualification, volunteering opportunities and one week’s work placement. We are in partnership with Edinburgh College, the Prince trust and funded by Skills Development Scotland.

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