In the Spotlight...


Hello! Somewhere out there it's June! While we sit hoping for a warmer summer season, please have a little read of our 10th member profile. This edition of In the Spotlight features Max Holt. Here's what he has to tell us:
1. How old are you? ~ 7 years old
2. Tell us about you and your family ~ I live in Hull with my Mum. We are hoping to move to a house with a bigger garden so I have more space to play more football!
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Manchester Utd and Hull City
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ David De Gea
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ I wanted to start football training and my friend’s brother comes here and recommended it
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ 2 years ago
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ It’s fun
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ Not yet but I am nagging my Mum to let me!
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Playing more football, drama, Beavers, more football and more football… oh and more football
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ The matches! (Editor notes: Following key skills training, we then encourage small matches of 4v4, 5v5 etc to aid skills development).
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ The rainbow flick, it is quite hard but I have done it
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ A hard question (lots of head scratching), maybe a little bit of goal keeping but I like it as it is
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ Join, give it a try, if you like it, stay!
We asked Mum, Wendy what she thought of HFSA and of Max coming along most weekends. She told us: "Max absolutely loves coming to the sessions, both his football skills and confidence have grown so much. His endless energy and enthusiasm amaze me. Max went to the Easter football camp and is really looking forward to the summer one. Thank you to Owen, Leah and Tom for all their help. The parents/carers and other children are so friendly too, even I am starting to like football a little!"
We have to agree with Mum here; Max definitely puts a lot of energy into his game playing, and is quite fearless at times. We hope he sleeps well for you on a Saturday night, Wendy! Well done Max and thank you for telling us a little about what makes you tick. Keep on kicking!

In the Spotlight...


Goodbye April, Hello May! And hello to this months Spotlight Member, Frazer Harness!
1. How old are you? ~ I am 9 years old
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ I live in Cottingham with my mum, dad and sister. I go to Bacon Garth Primary School and I love football, both playing and watching. My Dad works in construction and my mum works for the NHS
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Grimsby Town FC
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Siriki Dembele (Dembele who plays for Grimsby, not Dembele who plays for Tottenham!)
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy ~ I heard about the Academy through a letter I received from my school
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ I started with the Academy in September 2016
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ I really enjoy the mixture of work we do, from learning all different types of skills to playing football matches. The coaches are very helpful and are always encouraging me. I have become a much better player since I started
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ Not yet. But looking to in the future
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ I like playing Cricket, going to football matched and playing on my PS4
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ The best part of the academy sessions for me is learning new skills and playing matches
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ My favourite skill is the ball roll and the Cruyff turn. I can do both
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ I can’t think of any
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ I would say, give it a try, don’t be nervous as everybody is really friendly and enjoy yourself
We asked Dad, Mike if you wanted to add anything and, he told us: ~ I would like to thank all the people involved in the running of the Academy personally for all their hard work they do. Frazer really enjoys the sessions and it has improved his self-confidence no end. Keep up the good work
Our thanks go to Frazer and Mike for taking part in our Spotlight feature. Frazer is a pleasure to have as part of the HFSA family, and his skills have matured immensely since he first joined the Academy. This is proven by the many times he's won Legend of the Week! Well done Frazer. Grimsby Town would be proud!

Summer Camp


We are delighted to finalise the details of our Summer Camp. This time, we are offering either full or half day sessions (for those who want to bring their little ones but are worried about leaving them for a full day!) and we are running it across the whole month to allow your kids to attend at least one of the days in between holidays!
Please note: the Camp is on every Weds in August except 15th! ⚽️

In the Spotlight...


It's that time of the month again, Ladies & Gents.. albeit slightly late due to the Easter Break. We hope you've all had a lovely 2 week break and are raring to get back to the School Run routine as of tomorrow. This is the April edition of our In the Spotlight, and this month we meet one of our younger members, Joseph "Joe" Hare. Joe joined us over a year ago, and in that time has gained confidence, friendships and a real passion for the beautiful game. He tells us more about himself below:
1. How old are you? ~ I am 6 years old
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ I live with my mum, big sisters Emily and Katy, my big brother Sam, our cat Orla and Katy’s Leopard Gecko, Sonny
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Tottenham Hot Spurs
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Harry Kane
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ I wanted to go to football like my friend, Noah. Mum found HFSA on Facebook!
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ March 2017, just after my 5th birthday
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ I like learning to play Football and because my friends are there
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ No, but I think I would like to
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Riding my bike and my scooter, running, climbing, watching Pokemon and playing PS4 games. I really love Dinosaurs
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ I like playing the matches at the end
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ Doing a tipple tail with the football between my ankles, and Yes! I can do it
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ I like it just way it is
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ I would say Yes, come and join us. If you are a bit scared, you can just come for a little bit and see if you like it
Joe's Mum says: I was a bit apprehensive about whether Joseph would actually enjoy football. He doesn't come from a sporting background, but he seemed so keen, we had nothing to lose. It was one of the best decisions I've made. Joe has barely missed any sessions, and even took part in all 3 days of the summer camp! He loves the academy, the friends he's made and even our Coach. It's definitely the highlight of his week
Thanks Joe for taking part in our feature. We hope you continue to develop and become the next Mr Harry Kane!

In the Spotlight...


We can hardly believe it's March! In just a few short weeks, spring will have sprung and we'll be contemplating a move back outside. In the meantime, it's time for this month's In the Spotlight. March's feature introduces us to one of our girls... Miss Lucy Holland. Here's what she had to share with us:
1. How old are you? ~ I am 10 years old
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ I live in Willerby with my Mum, Dad and 2 older brothers. I go to Carr Lane School and my favourite subjects are PE and Maths. I love penguins and sport
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Manchester United
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Paul Pogba
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ Through my brother Daniel
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ I think it was 2016!
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ I love playing football and practising my soccer skills
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ No, but I would like to!!
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Baking and anything to do with Penguins
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ The football matches
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ Not sure what it is called – step over and move foot across ball? (Owen says "This is called The Modric, so named after Croation Lukas Modric who made this his signature move")
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ Practicing crosses
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ Do not be frightened just do it, we are really friendly
Parents Richard & Claire say that it's been great to watch Lucy improve her football skills and confidence over her time at HFSA
Thank you for your time, Lucy & Family. It's a pleasure have you as part of our Academy, flying the flag for girls football as well as being an impressive and hard-working player. Well done!