Football for the girls?


These three little firecrackers are flying the flag for girls football! They train as part of the HFSA Intermediate skills crew, which starts at 10:30 every term-time Saturday. These youngsters are fearless and we need more girl footballers just like them! Keep up the great work Lucy, Katie and Eve
If you have a daughter who is keen to step into football boots, please do give us a call or click on the "Contact Us" tab. We'd love to have them join the HFSA family!

In the Spotlight...


Welcome to the October instalment of In the Spotlight. Today we are meeting brothers Ewan & Luke White! The boys have been regulars at HFSA for a long time. Luke attends basic skills and Ewan is in the advanced skills session. Here's what they had to share with us:
1. How old are you? ~ Ewan: 9. Luke: 5
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ Ewan: I live in Hessle with my brother, Mum, Dad and two cats. Luke: I have an older brother and go to All Saints Infants School
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Both: Ipswich!
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Ewan: Lionel Messi. Luke: Luke Chambers (Ipswich Captain)
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ Ewan: I went to Soccertots from 20 months old. Owen was one of my coaches there and I followed him when set up HFSA. Luke: My brother had joined HFSA so I started going too. I had been to Soccertots before this
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ Ewan: When I was 5. Luke: Last year, when I was 4
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ Ewan: I like it! Luke: It's fun!
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ Ewan: Yes, for Hessle Rangers Colts U10's. I'm usually a striker or a wide midfielder. Luke: No, maybe when I'm older
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Ewan: I like drumming, gaming and drawing. Luke: Lego and playing games on my Dad's tablet
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ Ewan: All of it. Luke: Playing a match
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ Ewan: Rainbow flick, yes I can do it. Luke: Backheel. Yes!
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ Ewan: Shooting practice. Luke: I can't think of anything else!
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ Ewan: Just come along and enjoy yourselves. Luke: It's fun, so come and join in.
We asked Ewan and Luke's Mum and Dad if they wanted to comment. This is what Justin and Suzanne had to say:
"Both our boys really enjoy going to HFSA, even if Luke gets a bit upset when he doesn't win! Owen is a great coach and he puts on good sessions with varied activities. It's helped Ewan and Luke not just learn about football, but about teamwork, listening and much more. Owen's coaching has helped Ewan develop the skills and confidence to start playing for a team (Hessle Rangers Colts) last year and fit right in. Although Ewan trains once a week with the team he didn't want to stop going to HFSA too. One of the things we like is that there are a range of ages in each session. Although it can be daunting for, say, a 9 year old to play with 11 and 12 year olds, I think they learn a lot from the older boys in the session and it develops them more quickly. They're certainly better footballers than their Dad was at their ages!"
We really hope you continue to enjoy your football journey for years to come, boys. A big thank you to the White Family for participating!

In the Spotlight...


Welcome to the first edition of In the Spotlight! Today we meet Seb Auton and his parents. Seb is a longstanding member of the Academy who trains week in, week out. Find out what makes him tick below!
1. How old are you? ~ 10 3/4
2. Tell us about you and your family: ~ Mum, dad and me. We live in Beverley
3. Who is your favourite football team? ~ Hull City AFC
4. Who is your favourite footballer? ~ Alan McGregor
5. How did you first hear about Hull Football Skills Academy? ~ I started at Soccer Tots at 18 months, then moved onto Brazilian Soccer and then followed Owen to HFSA
6. When did you start your football journey with the Academy? ~ I started HFSA from the very first day
7. What made you stick with HFSA? ~ Owen and the coaching staff are the best in the area, learned good footwork, fitness and how to play as a team
8. Do you play football in a team? ~ Beverley Town Panthers, U11's as a goalkeeper
9. Do you have any other hobbies? ~ Rugby Union, cricket, swimming, cycling and playing the clarinet
10. What do you think is the best part of your academy sessions? ~ I like how the session builds on the skills we learn. As a goalkeeper I find it helpful with my footwork, passing and fitness
11. What is your favourite football skill, and can you do it? ~ Ronaldo Chop, which I can do!
12. What other activities would you like to see at HFSA? ~ Nothing, it's all covered already!
13. What advice would you give to someone new wanting to join us? ~ Start as soon as you can and stick with it, even if you think some of the skills are difficult - it does get easier. It doesn't matter if you go on your own, you soon make friends.
We asked Seb's parents if they'd like to add anything, and happily they did! Lynne & Nick said:
From day one (2011) Owen has been fundamental in the development of Seb who has become a very talented and confident footballer. He enjoys each week as each session is structured and no week is the same. It doesnt matter what level of ability your child has as Owen works with all abilities and develops them at their own pace. **Interesting fact - until earlier this year Owen did not know that Seb was a goalkeeper, probably due to the fact he always plays out of goal at HFSA**
Huge thanks to Seb and his family for their contribution. We hope you've enjoyed the experience and Seb, don't forget us when you're famous!!

Watch this space....


We are hoping to introduce a new feature to Hull Football Skills Academy. We'll be taking a closer look at some of our budding stars and their families, to find out what makes them tick, and to see how HFSA makes a difference to lives....So watch this space!

Introducing our new kit!


We are pleased to introduce a new kit for the kids to wear at Hull Football Skills Academy 😁 Tee & Hoody for £20 per set. Samples will be available to view at each session, and if you'd like to purchase the kit for your children, we'll be taking measurements, orders and payments all morning before, during and after the sessions!