Hibernian Community Foundation at 12th EFDN Conference

26 February 2019

Hibernian Community Foundation at 12th EFDN Conference

We’re happy to introduce Gary Hocknull of Hibernian FC as a speaker at the 12th EFDN ‘#Morethanfootball’ Conference. Gary will present the Young Volunteers Conference and ViP Programme, which supports enthusiastic young people to develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as increase their confidence and self-esteem, as they take on the responsibility of leading their peers and groups of younger children.

Currently enjoying its 10th Anniversary with a host of celebratory events, the Hibernian Community Foundation continues to bring opportunities and enjoyment to many people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The Hibernian Community Foundation has contributed to groundbreaking work in disability football, support for people moving into employment, educational tours for local schools and various activities to improve the health and fitness of male and female members of the Hibernian family. 

The key approach of the foundation is a partnership with fans, volunteers, Hibernian Football Club and a wide range of organisations who share the same hopes and aspirations. The Hibernian Community Foundation truly believes that by working together we can achieve much more – creating a positive impact in the community and bringing a sense of achievement and enjoyment for all who are involved.

For all these actions, the Foundation bookended 2018 with two prestigious awards in recognition of its excellent work, with a Scottish FA Legacy Quality Mark Award in February and awarded “Best Professional Club in the Community” at the Annual Scottish FA Grassroots Awards.

Gary Hocknull – Hibernian Community Foundation

With over 10 years of Football Development work, both within Professional Clubs and Local Government, Gary is the Football Development Manager at Hibernian Community Foundation and currently responsible for the planning, implementation, delivery and reporting on all Hibernian Community Football Programmes and projects.

Having successfully progressed from a marketing employment background, through volunteering at grassroots level, to full time team management, player development and coach education within a Scottish Premier League Club and the Scottish FA, Gary brings a wealth of experiences and insight to his current post.

As a UEFA A Licenced coach, Gary’s passion for ‘on the pitch’ activity is only matched with his enthusiasm and dedication for growing the game and supporting people off it.