News from Hethersett Athletic FC

  • Club Statement Regarding Return To Football

    Posted on Wednesday 14th April, 2021

    With grassroots football matches and training underway again Hethersett Athletic players, parents/guardians and spectators are asked to familiarise themselves with the latest guidance both from the club and the FA:

    From Monday 29th March grassroots football, including training, friendlies and competitive matches could resume as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

    The original FA guidelines that we all worked to previously have been slightly updated. The key changes that affect HAFC are:

    • No spectators at training or games, although one parent/guardian per child is permitted, where clubs can safely accommodate this and the appropriate social distancing and guidance is adhered to.
    • Changing rooms cannot be used. Toilets will be allowed to be open. As a club we will use the same toilet protocol as previously in force. i.e key with a coach and unlocked when required and then relocked.

    Other key points include:

    • Two metres apart when not training/playing
    • Sanitise equipment before and after use
    • Do not travel cars in groups outside your household group

    An updated version of our Covid-19 policy can be found within the downloads menu, and further details of the latest guidance can be found HERE on The FA website

  • Hethersett Football Club: Community Volunteers Needed

    Posted on Thursday 1st April, 2021

    Hethersett Athletic Football Club provides football for more than 300 people ranging from six-years-old to adults. The club is looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers in the following areas to help the club move forward and achieve its long-term goals:

    Club Secretary

    The main purpose of this job is that of principal administrator for the club. The Club Secretary carries out or delegates all the administrative duties that enable the club and its members to function effectively.

    The Secretary works closely with the club’s committee to discuss important issues with the aim of taking the club forward in a positive manner

    The Club Secretary is a pivotal role within the club, with a close involvement in the general running of the club. The secretary provides the main point of contact for people within and outside the club on just about every aspect of the club’s activities.

    Tasks will include:

    • Liaising with and guiding individual club officials around matters such as membership, league affiliation, pitch hire etc
    • Affiliating the club to the County FA
    • Affiliating the club to the league(s)
    • Dealing with correspondence
    • Organising the club AGM and other club meetings
    • Representing the club at outside meetings at the direction of the Club Committee

    Membership Secretary

    • Ideally someone with a membership management background or a good communicator happy to liaise across the Club between its volunteers and the 300-plus members (or their parents / guardians).
    • This is a new role and time commitment needed is not quite known yet but the intent is to take away some responsibilities from team managers so they can concentrate on footballing activities.
    • This role may suit someone happy to help it take shape.
    • Responsibilities are expected to include: – Lead on membership matters and own any membership policies at the Club; Processing of all volunteer and player applications ;Maintain the Club’s membership register and monitor all fees due and paid Liaise with team managers, members / parents on all membership issues; Attend committee meetings and report on membership matters

    Other

    We would also be interested in talking to volunteers willing to help the club with short, medium and long-term projects to develop and improve sustainability of the Club and it’s future facilities.

    Anyone interested in discussing the above opportunities should contact Wayne Johnson, the Club Secretary waynebjohnson@btinternet.com. Following interview the Club will need to conduct a criminal records check on all successful applicants.

  • October 3rd/4th Roundup

    Posted on Thursday 18th February, 2021

    The Saturday team were disappointed to leave Brandon with no points, after being beaten 4-2 for the third time in the league this season. Hethersett were the better side for large spells during the match, but a combination of mistakes and failing to take chances contributed to the defeat. Matt Watts and Nick Benfield scored the Hethersett goals.

    The Sunday team quickly put their heavy opening day defeat at Long Stratton behind them, by beating Earsham in an entertaining 5-3 win. A brace from Issac Catchpole and further goals from Samuel Cooke, Luke Gregory and Ben Wright secured the three points.

    Elsewhere, the various junior teams continue to get back to normal following the long covid-related break from football.

  • HAFC Latest

    Posted on Saturday 10th October, 2020

    Football is slowly beginning to return to normal and the Saturday team picked up their first win of the season after last weekend’s disappointing opening defeat, securing a 2-0 home victory against Briston Reserves. A free kick goal in either half, combined with a clean sheet at the other end secured the three points. Oli Hudson-Church netted the opener drilling in a free kick from a tight angle, while Aadam Waters doubled the lead in the second half with a brilliant curled free kick from 25 yards.

    In other good news the club, in conjunction with the Football Foundation Goalpost Grant, have managed to secure 75% funding towards the cost of a new set of 7v7 goalposts. This means that the Club will receive a £455 refund from the Football Foundation on the cost of these items. Over the last two seasons that means the club has benefitted from over £6,700.00 from grants and something we will continue to pursue to keep costs downs whilst trying to provide football to the Hethersett and surrounding areas.

    There will be 2 x 1 hour taster sessions for under 6s football on 27th Sept and 4th Oct. These will be from 10am to 11am on the field at the back of Hethersett primary school. If your child wishes to attend please could you email nickappleton23@gmail.com and he will then send the forms that need to be completed.

    Finally, if you have any Hethersett Athletic related news or match reports you wish to share please email details to dpowlesy@yahoo.co.uk or post it on the Hethersett Athletic Football Club Facebook group.

  • Memorial Playing Field

    Posted on Wednesday 16th September, 2020

    Hethersett Football Club players and supporters are being urged to have their say on plans to replace the pavilion at the Memorial Playing Field (MPF).

    Hethersett Parish Council has launched a consultation to build the following;

    • a meeting/recreation room, which can be hired out separately, with an adjacent kitchen
    • up to date changing rooms, which can be safely used by all ages and genders using the MPF
    • external facilities including toilets, covered seating and a water fountain storage, both internal and external

    The council has got as far as having plans drawn up, but before they go any further, would like to learn your views.

    To see the plans and have your say visit https://www.hmpf.co.uk/

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