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WFA is justifiably proud of its reputation with local youngsters and their parents.

Here is just a handful of the many positive comments that we have received.

I just wanted to let you know that Daniel has had some recent success with disability football. He was asked to trial for the Cheshire mixed disability U16 squad based in Knutsford and following this, the North West Regional Partially sighted U16 squad (based in Preston). Happily he was successful with both….. and is now playing loads of football! The training programme is superb and he is enjoying every second.

I can honestly say that without WFA on Saturday mornings and managing to get into the Wilmslow Town team a couple of seasons ago, which really boosted his confidence, he would not have had the same opportunity. Thank-you for all your help with him in the past, it has been invaluable.

- Sally

I just came back from football at Wilmslow Prep School and thought I would send a quick email to let you know what a good job your coaches are doing. I am sure you know this more than most, but always nice to hear it I expect. Your coaches were around after the training and are always more than happy to chat to parents. I mentioned to one of them that the smaller boys did less skills training than the older ones and he explained to me he was working on space awareness and he had split the pitch into 2 sides and you had to stay on your own side (I am sure you know what I mean), and that for the younger age group this is a really good skill to have. The passing and other stuff can come later but awareness of space (rather than all the kids chasing the ball all over the pitch) is a great thing to teach this age group. This completely made sense to me and once again I can rest assured knowing that you and your lads are brilliant. This is the great thing about WFA, we can always talk to you and the coaches about anything… football, training, best place for a decent night out, hangover cures, etc.

We absolutely love WFA and all the coaches, keep up the good work.

- Heather

My son loves his football and we have recently moved into the area. In the past 6 months we have tried several coaching organisations locally but felt uneasy about the quality of coaching and the lack of attention we were receiving.

Some friends recommended WFA to us and we checked them out. I have to say they are amazing! They offer a wide range of sessions both on Saturday mornings and in the evennings and the standard of coaching is excellent. Erik and his team can’t do enough to make us feel welcome and that helped settle my son in perfectly. He has blossomed since starting at WFA and now plays for one of their JJB teams where he spotted by a scout from Man United! It’s helped his confidence and he’s made loads of new friends.

We know we made the right decision taking him to WFA and can’t speak highly enough about their care and attention.

- Vicki

Just to say thank you for Theo’s birthday party on Sunday 11th. They all had a great time and Alex was fantastic with them. Theo thinks his trophy and sweatshirt (which hasn’t been off his back) are fab. He felt very special.

- Bridget

We booked a WFA party for my son two years running! Max had an excellent time at the party. It was very well organized and the coach was excellent with the boys. The facilities at the club are perfect – just what we want for a group of 10 year old boys! The party is a good price too – it seems great value when we get to use the club house facilities too. The kids went home saying that they loved the party and want one of their own! Thanks again Erik and we will see you on Saturday at Pownall!

- Kerry

Ian started WFA at afterschool club. We then took him along to Pownall on a Saturday morning where we met Erik and the rest of the coaching team. They made him feel very welcome – it is such a friendly soccer school and he has made lots of new friends through going. He very rarely misses a Saturday morning. He has had the opportunity to play in two tournaments in recent weeks and he really enjoyed this. He also plays on a Monday night for the feeder team to the Manchester City Academy. All this through joining WFA! His confidence and ability are growing all the time due to the encouragement and commitment of all the coaches.

- Tony

Our family moved into Wilmslow 3 years ago. Our son, Alex, had been to other football centres, but was shy and never really got into the spirit of the game. We happened to meet Erik Garner, who took time to talk to Alex and invited him down to WFA to participate one Saturday morning.

To say that Alex took to it is an understatement. The football coaches were very attentive and took time to integrate Alex at first and helped him build his confidence within his peer group. Alex has rarely missed a Saturday morning since and took the opportunity to play in tournaments this year. He has also been invited to play at a Manchester City football Club feeder academy where he has now been for nearly a year.

We are so glad that Erik invited Alex to WFA, which has both integrated Alex into the Community, allowed him to participate in a team sport and has grown his self-confidence.

- David

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