Hearts Host European Clubs Convention

Founder members Hearts, Rangers and Celtic were joined by clubs from Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland as a host of topics came under discussion.

Among the range of subjects covered were player agents, European club competitions and financial fair play and cost control.

to host such a significant meeting. "We were very happy to host today's meeting," he said. "The European Club Association has 144 member clubs throughout Europe, of which Hearts, Rangers and Celtic are Scotland's representatives.

"This is a significant day for Heart of Midlothian Football Club and we were delighted to welcome our friends here. "A lot of topics of general interest and a number of ideas were discussed and the feedback will go back to the general meeting of the ECA.

"These types of get-togethers are beneficial for the clubs involved and it's good to sit at the table with everyone. The consensus of feeling amongst the clubs will then go to UEFA or sometimes straight to FIFA so it gives strength to the clubs which is good."