Charity Match for HEY MIND

This Summer marks Hull Football Skills Academy’s 5th birthday 🎂 In celebration, it is with great delight that we announce our intentions to host a charity 11-a-side adult football match in aid of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind!
As many of you will be aware, Mind does wonderful work supporting hundreds of thousands of people suffering from mental health illness. With HFSA’s links to both sporting and perinatal mental health issues, we felt that Mind was the closest charity to our hearts. Our charity match takes place at Hull Uni on Sunday 1st September, and we are honoured that our own team will be up against Men City! As this is a fundraiser, each player donates £10 to play. We hope there will be a contingent from a local photography club to take pictures of all the action, there will also be some great raffle prizes, cake and a party afterwards, making this a great family-themed event.
It is with huge gratitude that our HFSA friend, Scott Harrington of New Lucca Restaurant is generously providing all our players, family and supporters with our after party! We are welcome to join in the celebrations at:
New Lucca Restaurant, Princes Ave, Hull Sunday 1st Sept from 17:00
A buffet will be provided and we are aiming to have a disco for the kids! You can also expect BIRTHDAY CAKE!! Pay only for your drinks, but please remember your change for our growing raffle - this is a fundraiser after all.
Please keep your eyes peeled for updates as our plans progress, and save the date so that we can make this a huge success! ⚽️

Summer Camp 24th July

We had a great day at Summer Camp on Weds! Thirty kids aged 3 - 12 attended and enjoyed a range of games, skill sessions and competitions. Well done to prize-winners Ellie, Lucas, Matthew & Zac ~ hope you enjoyed your goodie bags 🍭We also wished a very Happy Birthday to Sonny! 🎂The weather was beautiful, and we had to take regular water breaks, but spirits were high and it was great to see 🙌🏻 If you are keen to have your son or daughter attend a session, our next Camp days are Weds 7th & 14th August. We are very busy, but do get in touch to see if we can accommodate you! Have an amazing summer everyone ☀️⚽️

Summer Camp 2019

Apologies for the delay in posting the dates of our annual Summer Camps to our website! For future reference, we also post across the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
As per usual, we offer both full and half days and, most importantly, we are not exclusive to HFSA kids! We welcome all boys and girls regardless of ability, who are looking to have an active, fun, football-themed day (or 2, or 3!) with us. Additionally, we are holding a golden hour specifically for your younger little ones. Spaces for both remaining days are hugely limited now, but please do book ASAP to confirm your places. We can’t wait to see you all there ⚽️

Easter Camp 2019

Come and see us for some Easter fun! Book now and save your spaces. These camp days are usually well attended and we'd love to see you there! See poster for dates, times, prices and contact details.

In the Spotlight...

Welcome to the year 2019! We hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas and the New Year - we did! With January comes fresh hopes and plans for the coming months AND a new Spotlight article (hooray!). This month, please say hello to Oliver Bailey who attends our Intermediate Skills session. He tells us all about himself below:
1. How old are you? ~ I am 9 years old
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ I live with my mummy and my sister is Maddison who is 5
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ I dont have a favourite team. I like watching all football
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Harry Kane
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ I saw the advertisement on Mr Taylors car after Dodgeball one night, so I asked my mum if I could join (Editor's note: Owen is a Sports Coach in several Hull schools)
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ 27th January 2018
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ The other boys and girls are nice and it makes me happy when I am there. I like all the different things we do on a Saturday
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ Not yet
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Playing Dodgeball at school, playing with my hotwheel cars, playing on the beach and throwing stones into the sea!
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ Learning new football skills and playing football games
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ Scoring goals is my favourite thing to do. Yes I can score goals
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ More penalty shoot outs games
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ Its fun and you learn lots of new skills. The coaches are nice, and positive
Mum Danni told us: I had struggled for months trying to find Oliver a place he could go and be himself, learn new football skills and try and develop his social skills with other children. He has now found a place with HFSA. He can play football and is learning new skills all the time and actually understanding what is expected of him in the session. The coaching team are amazing with all the children and their positive attitude towards the children’s development is clear to see at every session. HFSA has really helped Oliver in developing his social skills, and this has helped him become more confident when it comes to playing alongside other children. Oliver enjoys each session and really has developed in such a positive way in the year that he has been with the Academy. Thank you
We think this is a really lovely article by Oliver. We loved that his hobbies include throwing stones into the sea! Oliver rarely misses a session at HFSA and it's clear he really feels a part of the family, which of course he is! Massive thanks for finding us Danni, and for your very kind words. It is always a pleasure to have Oliver, and we are sure he will continue to go from strength to strength.