In our previous edition we reported the on Hayling St. Andrews Football Club’s continued growth, with 11 teams competing this season in the Portsmouth Youth Leagues.
The Club held another successful recruitment fun day on 17 February at its Mengham Park venue in Harold Road, Hayling Island. Talking about the fun day and the Club’s continued phenomenal growth, club spokesman Nicola Terry said “We need coaches and assistants as well as parent representatives and committee members to help keep the club running. We are very happy to say that the club now has FA Chartered Status and we continue to invest in the development of our coaches. To that end, we currently have ten Coaches trained to Level 1 standard and three at level 2. We are also lucky to have Ben Johnson as one of our coaches. Ben has been with the club since he was 7 years old. He is trained to level 3 UEFA B licensed coach standard and is Head Coach for those of school reception year age to school year 5. Our Head coach for those of school year 6 and above is Stuart Hawley. Stewart has been coaching with the club for 16 years. Our Chairman Alex Johnson, also a qualified coach, has been with the club since he was a child so all-in-all experience and consistency within the club is high!”
Nicola went on to say “Of course we always welcome new players from age 5 upwards. Parents with children - boys or girls - interested in joining the club or who would just like to come along and have a kick about are very welcome to just come to training on a Saturday morning at either Mengham Park (school year R - year 4) or Hayling Park (year 5+) between 9.30 -11.00 am or contact us via our HSAFC Facebook page.”