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WFA Has a New Home!

After 3 and half years being based at Pownall Hall School we have relocated to our new home at Gorsey Bank School on Altricham Road in Wilmslow. It is only a few hundred yards from Pownall so not much disruption in terms of location.

We moved to Gorsey Bank on Saturday 1st July. We’ve now settled in and everyone loves it!

If you haven’t been yet then please don’t hesitate to come along and train at Gorsey Bank every Saturday….The home of junior football in the area!

 

 

 

WFA’s Child Welfare Policy

All WFA coaches are CRB checked every 3 years by our Welfare Officer. The law requires all coaches over the age of 16 working with children to be CRB checked which we stringently comply to. We make every effort possible to make our sessions as safe as possible including a 1 coach to 10 pupil ratio at every session which is above the recommended requirement.

WFA coaches are all first aid and AED trained.

Our Saturday morning and evening sessions even have at least one coach present “front of house” to answer questions, check and monitor child safety and ensure that WFA rules and procedures are adhered to at all times.

Parents should thoroughly check out any coaching organisation before leaving their child with them. The simplest way is to check with the head coach to establish that all coaches are CRB checked and ask for verbal references from other parents who regularly attend the sessions.

Out head coach Erik Garner is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

 

Details of the Wilmslow Inter School Mini Euro’s Announced!

As usual WFA will host the Mini Euros from 21st to 24th June to coincide with the EUFA Euro 2016 in France.

12 schools from the Wilmslow area will play each evening at Pownall Hall School for the Euro 2016 crown.

Tuesday 21st June sees the year 1 and 2’s play. Wednesday 22nd its the turn of the year 3 and 4’s and Thursday 23rd we host the year 5 and 6’s. Friday is the turn of the girls team’s from years 4, 5 and 6.

The 2014 Mini World Cup we hosted was covered by Sky Sports News and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick presented the prizes.

 

The schools were all drawn out of hat to represent and adopt one of the countries taking part in the EUFA Euro and the draw went as follows:

Mobberley – Portugal

Alderley Edge – Italy

Ashdene – Croatia

Pownall Hall – Wales

Ryleys – France

Dean Oaks – Romania

Gorsey Bank – Germany

Wilmslow Grange – Northern Ireland

Lindow – Spain

St Anne’s Fulshaw – England

Lacey Green – Republic of Ireland

Nether Alderley – Belgium

 

Welcome to our new coach!

We have a new full time coach at Wilmslow Football Academy, Dan Aymes. Dan has played for Alderley United and more recently for Erik’s u18’s Cup Winners at Wilmslow Town. Dan is a former Wilmslow High School pupil who studied BTech Sports at school. He’s also a Man City fan but don’t hold that against him. Welcome to the team Dan!

Under 7s and Under 8s Soccer Dome Junior Football League

It’s that time of year again when WFA has to start putting teams together for the start of the season in September for the Soccer Dome Junior Football League.

We have to register a maximum of 40 players divided into 4 teams in each of the U7’s and U8’s age groups to play in the Soccer Dome Junior League. These two age groups will play every other Saturday at the Soccer Dome next door to Trafford Centre starting in September. They play up until Christmas when there is a short break and then again from mid-January to mid-February. Each of the players selected and registered with us will play one Saturday at the Soccer Dome and then the next Saturday with WFA at Ashdene and so on.

The idea is to develop our teams from U7’s upwards until they reach Year 4 at school. We then pass them over to our partner junior football club, Wilmslow Town, to compete in the U9’s Timperley and District Leagues. We have produced some of the very best players and teams in the district following this procedure and we are the envy of every other club in the Manchester area because of the teams we produce from such an early age.

To qualify for registration into one of the teams the children have to be in school Year 2 or 3 as from NEXT September. The school Year 2’s will make up our U7’s and the school year 3’s will make up our U8’s.

To register you need to see either myself (Erik) or Alex Brown at our evening training sessions at Fulshaw St Anne’s or at Ashdene on Saturday morning. The cost of registration is £100 per child which includes the player’s registration fee, insurance, match fees and kit (which they will keep). The kit consists of shirt, shorts and socks. Cheques payable to WFA. 

Spaces are limited so we have to offer places in the teams on a first come first served basis. We will be starting registration from this Wednesday at Fulshaw at our Year 2 sessions from 6-7pm. We will then be taking registrations at the Reception and Year 1 session on Thursday evening from 5.30-6.30 again at Fulshaw St Anne’s. Any places left will be offered at the Saturday morning training at Ashdene.

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