The 21st of May 2016 will never be forgotten by Hibs fans.
Our dramatic win at Hampden – and the celebrations that followed back in Edinburgh – provided another rich chapter in our club’s history.
Everyone at The Hibernian Supporters Association (HSA) was proud to see the Scottish Cup back in Leith – and, as presenting partners of the Persevered Trophy Tour, we’re proud to be helping Hibernian Football Club reach out to new fans.
By working with the football club we can help everyone at Easter Road build on our Scottish Cup success.
We’re proud that the HSA has been part of the Hibernian support for over 65 years, a support that has endured so many ups and downs.
However we are also aware that the celebrations at Hampden caused some damage to the stadium.
We are determined that everyone at Hibernian Football Club concentrates on the main task at hand this season – helping Neil Lennon and his players win the SPFL Championship.
For that reason the Trustees of the Hibernian Supporters Association have approached the football club for an exact breakdown of how much money it will take to compensate the SFA for damage to:
- Corner flags
Today we’re launching a funding campaign to raise the £4733 needed to pay for this damage.
We’re asking all Hibs fans who can afford it to get involved and to donate to the campaign so this money can be paid in full as quickly as possible without diverting any funds from the football club itself.
For every home game we welcome hundreds of our members and their guests into The Hibs Club at Sunnyside, ready once again to provide our full support to the team at Easter Road.
Our support that day at Hampden helped the team over the line to end 114 years of pain.
Supporting our campaign means everyone at the football club can fully concentrate on winning football games – and giving us many more winning memories like the 21st of May.
This campaign isn’t about apportioning blame or pandering to external influences – we see this as a constructive and positive way of giving all our fans the chance to help the football club deal with a situation that was beyond their control.
If any additional funds are raised fans will be given the opportunity to vote on which Hibs-related good cause they are donated to.
You can donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hsa-scottishcupfund
Donations will also be accepted in The Hibs Club