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Hibernian Ladies to open innovative academy in Lanarkshire

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Hibernian Girls are due to open their first regional academy in Lanarkshire later this month.
The move is the first of many planned regional academies to be set up in Scotland by the Hibees to ensure a steady flow of talent from around the country makes its way through the doors of Easter Road.
The players called up to the academy will train locally in Lanarkshire and will play matches as ‘Lanarkshire Hibernian.’
Hibernian Community Foundation Chief Executive Charlie Bennett is extremely excited about the development and the future of the ladies team.
"This is an exciting time in the development of girls and women football at Hibernian.
"In the last year we have invested significantly in our Girls Academy and as a result have an excellent crop of you players coming through the pathway. We are building for continued success, however, and the natural progression for us was to create this regional centre in an area that has over a period of time produced excellent footballers."
Girls Academy Manager Joelle Murray is also looking forward to the opening of the new academy, saying, "This is a unique opportunity, I think it will broaden the Hibernian brand and also create opportunities for talented players to join our already highly gifted squads within the academy.
"We have implemented some great resource for our academy players here in Edinburgh and are looking to replicate that in Lanarkshire."
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