• How much does it cost?
At HFSA, we like to be flexible, so you can pay one of two ways; termly or pay-as-you-play! If you wish to pay per session, we charge £4.50 per child. If you would like to pay termly, sessions work out slightly cheaper at £4 per child, per session. This is worthwhile if you are sure you won’t miss any sessions at all.
• How can I pay?
We accept cash or cheques. It is always helpful if you can bring payment in a sealed envelope or similar, with your child’s name on the front.
• How old must my child be?
Our rule of thumb is that we accept children aged between 4-13 years old. However, we realise that children develop at different speeds, so it’s always worth getting in touch to negotiate, if you feel your child would benefit from attending the Academy outside of this age range.
• Does my child have to have experience playing football?
Not at all! We have basic, intermediate and advanced sessions and children will go up through the groups dependent on development, as well as age.
• Where are you based?
We play at Cottingham High School, Harland Way, HU16 5PX. We are usually found on the smaller field at the back of the main building, however, in poor weather conditions, we have access to the school hall. This means rain never stops play!
• Do you run sessions mid-week?
The Academy runs every term-time Saturday between 09:30 – 12.30pm. However, in the school holidays this is subject to change and for 2018, we are planning mid-week events. There will be more information to follow once we have finalised our plans!
• What does my child need to wear?
We recommend shin pads, long football socks and a pair of trainers suitable for astro turf. You can purchase these inexpensively from most sports shops. Your child will also need to wear T-shirt and shorts, and it’s ideal to carry a rain-proof jacket and a pair of joggers for colder weather. Similarly, for wetter weather, we recommend owning a pair of football boots.
We have just launched our own Hoody & Tee kit bearing the HFSA logo. This is optional and is charged at £20 for both tops. We order these sets on an ad-hoc basis.
• Do parents need to stay for the session?
This is entirely up to you! For the first session at least, and if you have a younger child, we would recommend you stay to ensure your child is happy to participate in the session and will not be distressed without your presence. However, if you’re happy to leave your child for an hour once he/she has settled in, please feel free to do so.