HFA to hold Roadshow at Fownhope FC

The Herefordshire FA are looking to support new and existing junior teams within the county.

As junior football teams progress through the age groups numbers can slowly begin to fall off, this can be for a number of reasons including changes to social life, studies, formats of play and different sporting opportunities.

The HFA are looking not only to address the drop off in certain age groups, but also help clubs create new sides at younger ages to continue to develop and grow their club. The HFA plan to support clubs attempting to save existing teams or develop new sides through their new scheme the HFA Roadshows.

What is a HFA Roadshow?

A HFA Roadshow is a two part programme to help support team growth and development within your club.

The HFA will send our FA Qualified coaches out to your venue to host a “turn up and play” fun session delivered specifically under your name. We will work with local schools, businesses and other points of interest to advertise and promote the Roadshow event.  The sessions will be based at age specific sessions that will look to engage players and create an interest in football at your club.

Whilst this is taking place the HFA will send members of their development staff to have club meeting with club officials. The objective of this is to go through all of the clubs policies including, child protection, constitution, development and business plans. We will look to support and help you in this meeting with plans to make the junior sections as sustainable as possible in the future.

What about volunteers?

As the roadshow is drawing to a close we will look to speak to all of the parents and will hopefully be able to offer a discounted Level 1 course to anyone who will step forward to help run the side. If the players are there it would be great if someone could facilitate them to play!

What does it cost?

The children will have the small fee of £2.00 on the day, with monies made over the running costs being returned to the club as a start-up boost that can only be used for the age group we have delivered to. All equipment’s, advertising materials, coach fees and merchandise will be purchased at the HFA’s cost.

When is the first Roadshow?

Fownhope Roadshow

The first roadshow is on Monday 21st August, at Fownhope FC from 9:00 – 12:00 and is aimed specifically at under 8’s. Both boys and girls are invited to attend!

Contact Dan.Chance@HerefordshireFA.com for more information and to book a place

There are several other clubs looking to hosts Roadshow’s in the near future, so watch this space!