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The Hibernian Community Foundation staged a successful Open Day last weekend to kick-off an exciting new project designed to engage with deaf youngsters, who love football.

An encouraging turn-out – 24 boys and girls aged from Primary 1 to Secondary 2 – attended the inaugural event, which took place at the Training Centre in East Lothian.

The youngsters were then given a tour of the Training Centre and enjoyed a fun football coaching session.

This launched the Hibernian Community Foundation’s innovative plans to carry out an upcoming programme, the play to learn approach, and how the Foundation hopes to develop a pathway of support for young people who are deaf, including regular weekly sessions.

Overall the programme is designed to give deaf youngsters an opportunity to build on their football and interpersonal skills and to make new friends.

If you are interested in getting your child involved then please contact the Hibernian Community Foundation:

Email gmilne@hiberniancommunityfoundation.org.uk