Hibs hero Keith Wright was back where it all began as he helped promote a tie-up between Edina Hibs and the Hibernian Community Football Club, writes ANTHONY BROWN.
The boys club, based at The Jewel, launched several high-profile careers in the past, including those of Wright, former Hibs manager John Hughes, Hearts legend John Robertson and Scotland defender Christophe Berra.
Wright, who went on to win the Skol Cup with the Hibees in 1991, is delighted to see the Easter Road club re-establishing a partnership with a club with which it was traditionally always associated.
“I played here with Robbo, Yogi, David Rennie and a guy called Stuart Rae who every club in Britain was after,” said Wright, now a development officer with the SFA. “This used to be a thriving place with hundreds of kids coming here to play football and if they can get the club right again and back to the way it was then they can definitely get kids going on to be professional, and hopefully that can be with Hibs.
“It’s a long-term plan, but it’s certainly a good starting point. It’ll be great for the guys who work here to be able to tell parents that the club has a link-up with Hibs. That will be a great selling point.”