Welcome to Holmfirth Town Junior Football Club
We have booming numbers from Under 4 to Under 13 and are always looking for more children to join the club! Boys and girls of any ability are welcome. We also have children with us from every single school in Holmfirth! Come and have a month on us to ensure you like it too!
Having formed Holmfirth Town in 2010 as my project for my beloved Holmfirth community, and having taken the full UEFA B coaching licence to be the best I can be at coaching football and teaching children, I am on a continuous journey to educate myself, and therefore our coaches, in coaching children.
Despite playing professionally for five years (Huddersfield Town and Exeter City) and spending 17 years in the professional game, working my way up to be chief executive at Huddersfield Town, it is the magnificent FA (Football Association) coaching qualifications (and Barcelona FC!) that provide the real education. Level one is the standard local coaching qualification.
Dr. Andy Williams, one of the outstanding head teachers of his generation, heads up the administration set up, after taking early retirement from Holmfirth High School where he was head teacher for many years, and where he assisted in the formation of Holmfirth Town Football Club back in 2010.
I’m still as passionate as I was back in 2010 – in fact more so – to give the children of Holmfirth the best football/sport and motor skill start to life that we can.
Our USP is UEFA B standard coaching for all our age groups (the qualification that professional academy coaches have to earn) and these are the qualifications I have gained and that you therefore are bought into through our coach education programme:
- FA level one
- FA level two
- FA youth modules 1, 2 and 3
- FA psychology level one
- UEFA B
- Barcelona FC’s three month coaching qualification
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We want to be the best we can be for Holmfirth children.
FA (Football Association) level 1 and 2
FA psychology level one
FA youth modules level 1, 2 and 3
FA full youth award
FA UEFA B coaching licence
Barcelona FCs level one coaching qualification
LMA (professional game Managers association) qualification ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’
CMI level 7 certificate in strategic management and leadership practise
L2 Certificate in introducing caring for children and young people
L2 Certificate in equality and diversity
L2 Understanding autism
Current study (2021):PG Cert in management and leadership (Masters level 7)
L2 Principles of working with children with learning difficulties