HBJFC is run for the benefit of children living, or attending school, within the Hampsthwaite and Birstwith area. We cater for ages 6 through to 11 (Year 1 to Year 6), both boys and girls. The club has achieved FA Charter Standard, which means all coaches have undergone CRB screening.
Our coaching sessions are run on the Hampsthwaite Playing Field (directly behind the school, adjacent to the cricket field), and run from 9.15 until 10.30 on Saturday mornings. Please refer to our Calendar for confirmation of specific dates.
Our Club Ethos is to provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for children to play football, meet and make new friends. We also play in a local friendly league against other local clubs, as well as being involved with mini tournaments. All games are Small Sided, 6v6, and run within the criteria laid down by FA guidelines for each age group.
Whilst we do not play to lose, the emphasis is on FUN and allowing the children to express their ability, skill and flair, as well as developing from structured guidance.
All sessions are run by Qualified Football Association Coaches, with Level 1 and Level 2 Accreditations. All coaches have undergone First Aid and Child Protection courses.
We are very proud of our links with the local schools in Hampsthwaite and Birstwith. Birstwith is an FA Charter Standard school.
The club is run entirely by volunteers, for the benefit of the local community. If you would like to become involved, and not just from a coaching perspective, as we have many other important roles, please just have a chat with us to see what you could do to help.