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COMEDIANS vs HIBS Under 17s Girls Charity Football Match
Free Festival / Hibs / Teh Junction
Comedy & Sport. But Mostly Comedy.
Match  Aug 9, 2pm (90mins). Venue open from 1pm.
Venue Meadowbank Stadium, London Road.  
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Admission FREE

footballflyersml.jpg (115901 bytes)Come along to Meadowbank on Sun August 9th for a free charity football match that is likely to be Edinburghs sporting highlight of 2009!

On August 9th, at Meadowbank stadium, Hibs under-17’s Girls football team’s most important match of the season will take place against this years Free Festival XI, a team comprised of comedians taking part in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Following last year’s match, where the comedians heroically lost the game 6-5,  the comedians will be looking to secure an unlikely triumph this year, following twelve months of training that has involved late nights in comedy clubs, cigarettes, beer and not a lot of running.

This year the match will taking place to raise money and awareness for ‘The Junction’ (, a local charity that supports young people in Leith and North East Edinburgh aged 12-21, and offers health related services, advice and support. They are a small, local charity that are often overlooked by events like this and were chosen by the comedians as the charity to support because of the close links with the game and the local area, and also as the match is against a team of talented young people.

The comedians taking part all have shows at the Fringe, most of them as part of the Laughing Horse’s Free Festival organisation: Captain Nik Coppin, Nick Wilty, Dan Willis, Donald Mack, Tony Cowards, Daniel Sloss, Demitris Deech, Nathan Caton, Manos The Greek, Tony Jameson, Darren Croft (aka Fred Spanner), Christopher Forbes, Cameron Blair, Rob Coleman, Sully O'Sullivan and Ged Butcher, with Free Festival organiser Alex Petty as team manager.

Hibs Girls this year will be managed by Edinburgh based comedian Jojo Sutherland, who is appearing in her solo show at the Stand during the Fringe, and who’s daughter Ciara is the Hibs girls captain.

Match Details:

Venue: Meadowbank Stadium, 139 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Times: Open from 1pm, Kick off 2pm

Free Entry, but donations for The Junction will be asked for.

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Scotland’s health record is no joke!  Scots still have among the lowest life expectancy in the EU.

 The Junction is an Edinburgh based charity which supports young peoples health & wellbeing by providing a range of free, accessible health services for young people from our base in Leith. We offer drop in sessions with health information & support, a chiller space with free complimentary therapies, a counselling service, C-card (condoms), Pregnancy & Chlamydia testing, outreach work, consultancy & training

Check us out at:, text +447758348850 or phone 01315530570


There is no need to Book Tickets for Free Festival shows - just turn up 15 minutes before the performances. Please contact the venue for assitance with disability acces         

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