Ron Gordon Football Challenge Returns in 2024

Hibernian Football Club and the Hibernian Community Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming Ron Gordon Football Challenge event, to be held on Saturday June 22 at the Hibernian Training Centre!


The inaugural event last year was an overriding success bringing together the community and the Football Club and raising over £25,000 in the process.


This special event will bring together Hibs fans and football enthusiasts for a 15-hour non-stop game of football, featuring players from the club’s storied history alongside current squad members.


The marathon will kick off at 7am and continue until 10pm, welcoming players of all ages and abilities. This inclusive event not only aims to celebrate Hibs’ heritage but also encourages community involvement through football.


Named in honour of our late chairman, Ron Gordon, the footballing marathon will celebrate his lasting legacy and profound impact on the club and the broader community. Proceeds from the event will support local charitable initiatives, through the Hibernian Community Foundation, a cause close to Ron’s heart.


The day-long event promises a unique opportunity for fans to play alongside some of the most celebrated names in Hibernian’s history. Though the full roster of participating legends is still under wraps, the lineup will include familiar faces from both past and present squads, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


Chair of Hibernian Community Foundation, Steve Smith, commented:


“We are thrilled to announce the second year of the Ron Gordon Football Challenge.


“The event in 2023 was an incredible occasion and we are delighted to be bringing fans together for a second consecutive year.


“It will be a fantastic event and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Hibernian Training Centre!”


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Hibernian FC Chief Executive, Ben Kensell, added:


“Last year’s event was a resounding success raising a significant amount of money for the Hibernian Community Foundation and bringing the Club and the community together exactly like Ron would’ve wanted.


“We have always been passionate about carrying on Ron’s legacy; he was a great man who cared dearly about the role the Football Club plays in the local community.


“This is an event that everyone looks forward to and it’ll be great to see as many people as possible taking part at the Hibernian Training Centre.”


Tickets are available now and can be purchased by clicking HERE!


Fans are encouraged to register early as spaces are limited.