Hibs are leading the way say County FA

Leamington Hibs capped their most successful season on the pitch by picking up the Birmingham County FA (BCFA) Community Club of the Year award.

Club representatives were recognised at an awards dinner for promoting grass-roots football to the highest standards within the community.

Heidi Lockyer, senior football development officer for the BCFA, said: “Over 2,500 clubs are affiliated with the Birmingham County FA and Leamington Hibernian are definitely leading the way when it comes to raising standards.”

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The club currently have 32 teams and more than 500 players on their books, aged from eight to seniors, competing at all levels of ability.

Hibs’ head of foundation football Stuart Turvey is thrilled by the opportunities being awarded to club members. “Leamington has a huge catchment area and with it the potential to consolidate local talent to compete at the very highest level,” said Turvey.

“Grassroots football provides a level playing field to connect the social classes and give kids a positive competitive experience that they will treasure and ultimately return to the game.”

Hibs’ under-12 side kicked off their Midland Junior Premier League South campaign with a 2-0 win over Bristol-based Jamie Shore Soccer International.

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Hibs had the better of the first half and took the lead when Josh Beresford rounded the keeper after getting on the end of a Jack Bennett through ball

Debutant Kieran Brady made the points safe with a neat finish from Beresford’s right-wing cross.

Hibs’ under-13s, who lost 5-1 to their Jamie Shore counterparts, are still looking to strengthen their squad.

Any players looking to play at Midland Premier League level should contact Robbie on 07722 889915.

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