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Join Team Big Hearts at The Inaugural Auld Reekie Cup

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The rivalry between Heart of Midlothian FC and Hibernian FC has kept Edinburgh’s football fans on the edge of their seats for almost 150 years. And now that competition is set to hit the golf course as footballing legends from Hibs and Hearts prepare to tee off in an exclusive charity golf tournament. What’s more, local supporters are being offered a unique opportunity to play alongside these football icons as entries into the inaugural Auld Reekie Cup teams officially open to the public.

Taking place on Thursday 26th October at the historic Royal Burgess Golfing Society, the Auld Reekie Cup is set to be a memorable golf day with a difference, featuring friendly competition and banter, with great prizes and bragging rights up for grabs.

Switching the pitch for the fairway will be footie stars Scott Brown, Mixu Paatelainen, Steven Whittaker, Derek Riordan playing for Hibernian, and Jim Brown, Scott Crabbe, Eammon Bannon and Graeme Shaw playing for Hearts. More big names will be confirmed in the coming days.

And it’s all in aid of a great cause. Thanks to the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation and Big Hearts Community Trust, all money raised will be used to support projects promoting young people’s mental health.

Big Hearts Community Trust Chief Executive Craig Wilson added; “We are thrilled to have been asked to be part of this exciting new event alongside The Hanlon Stevenson Foundation which will allow us to support even more young people across Edinburgh. We already do a host of work in this area and know the challenges that exist. We hope to have a full team of golfers joining us and our playing legends on what will be a great day at such a historic venue, all for a great cause.”

Speaking ahead of the event, Hanlon Stevenson Foundation Ambassador Paul Demarco said; “Uniting old rivals for a common cause, this charity golf day will bring Hibs and Hearts together on the green to tee up support for young people’s mental health. Hanlon Stevenson Foundation are delighted to be working with Big Hearts Community Trust, proving that when it comes to making a positive difference, our shared purpose is stronger than any rivalry.”

The Auld Reekie Cup will take place at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society on Thursday 26th October. Entries into both teams are now open. Teams of 3 plus a playing legend are priced at £900 +VAT and includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf and a 2 course lunch. To purchase a ticket for the Hearts team please email kirsty.coutts@bighearts.org.uk.

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