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Off The Bench

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Off the Bench is a ground breaking initiative for young people aged 16-24, run in partnership with the SPFL Trust.


Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s CashBack scheme, our charity is running a 12-week programme for young adults who are looking for a fresh start to build a better path going forward.


Off the Bench is held within Tynecastle Park, the home of Heart of Midlothian FC. One day a week young people attend courses at the Stadium, these include class time and physical activity.


The project has a strong focus on delivering certificate-based courses which include the Scottish FA Level 1.1 Coaching badge, Sports Leader Award, Approach Saltire Award and SQA Employability qualifications (SCQF Level 4).


Big Hearts are one of only five football grounds offering this programme across Scotland.


For more information on referrals please contact connor.mcnally@bighearts.org.uk – 07435 904 935.