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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.

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

Charlie had attended WFA sessions sporadically during previous years however, this year he just can’t wait for Saturdays to come around. He is not the most natural footballer around for his age but, WFA ensure that no matter your skill level, all are given an opportunity to develop and have fun all at the same time. There are lots of distractions for kids today but it says much for WFA that they stay top of Charlie’s list of things he wants to do.

- Stephen

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

Sam started playing in Ashdene’s after-school football sessions when he was in Reception Class last year. With no previous football skills, he struggled, but fortunately persevered, as he has continued to excel. With great coaching skills from Tom, in the first few months, followed by even greater coaching methods and skills introduced by Erik this year, Sam found a new confidence.

This year, so far, I have watched my son’s determination and confidence grow and he really gets stuck in now. Tonight I have proudly watched him play in a new four-a-side game in which he was a star striker! He saw the benefits of team playing too. He had the best match of his little life and was still ‘glowing’ with the experience right up until it was time for bed! Thanks WFA – you make a real difference!

- Wendy

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Erik and the coaches for all the work and support you’ve given Harry. He has been with WFA since he was 4 years old and his improvement over that period has been phenomenal – tackling seems to be his trademark but his development in skills, passing and confidence to run a bit with the ball have been a real credit to WFA’s coaches. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the Saturday sessions which Harry has always particularly enjoyed.

 

- Tom

We’ve tried several coaching organisations in and around Wilmslow and WFA is by for the best we have been too. They are warm and friendly and the emphasis is learning to play the right way in a fun way.
We couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome and we felt at and comfortable straight away.

- Andy G

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

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