Hearts and Hibs youngsters sign up for Edinburgh Napier University course

Hearts and Hibs have teamed up with Edinburgh Napier University to give development squad players a chance to combine traditional studying with their football commitments.

Date posted

10 September 2020

A new course has been specifically tailored towards players whose training commitments make traditional study options difficult. The programme was developed in response to a request from HMFC Head of Academy, Roger Arnott, who was looking for a way to help support the young players to remain in education while beginning their journey as a professional footballer.

Dr Tom Campbell, Programme Lead, BA Business & Enterprise in Sport, said: “One of the real strengths of the programme lies in the widespread application of theory to a familiar context, allowing students to draw upon their existing sporting experience while generating new knowledge and understanding.

“This new development will see the same principles applied to the football academy environment, and having the academies' input into the design of the course has been invaluable in creating a state-of-the-art programme.

“I have no doubt that the students will hit the ground running and find the course to be engaging and rewarding.”