Hethersett Athletic Football Club
Founded - 1991
Awarded National FA Charter 2002 Awarded National FA Community Charter 2003, 2007 and 2012 Norfolk FA Community Charter Club of the Year 2009
Norwich Sunday League Division 2B
Coming Fixtures - November
A date for your diary... Saturday 6th December is the club's next cash prize bingo evening and tickets are now on sale. The event takes place at Hethersett Village Hall from 7.15 p.m (doors open at 6.45 p.m). Tickets are £8 which includes eight games of cash prize bingo. Tickets are available through most of our teams or online at www.cashprizebingo.co.uk. There's also a chance for people to win tickets to future events by signing up on the site. The next draw takes place on November 21st. There's a deal running on the web site for reserving tables and getting free tickets for groups. Accompanied children with their own ticket are welcome. There will be a cash bar on the night but people are encouraged to bring their own nibbles. There will also be a cash prize raffle. Top prize in the bingo will be £100 with plenty of other opportunities to win substantial cash prizes across the evening. You can view a poster of the event by clicking here.
November 100 Club Result
The sixth 100 Club draw took place on Tuesday 4th November. The result was as follows:
1st prize (£100) - Number 29 - Churchfield Garage
2nd prize (£75) - Number 53 - Steve Raven
3rd prize (£50) - Number 37 - Steve Walker
4th prize (£25) - Number 12 - Tim Hudson
The next draw will be at the beginning of December. Places in this draw are still available. Entry is just £5 per month. For full details and an entry form please click here. Results of previous draws are available by clicking here.
Experience Defeats Youth - Just
A special pre-season match between Hethersett Athletic's Under-19s and Men's Sunday side was played for the Lee Thompson Memorial Plate. The plate is contested annually in memory of former club youth team player Lee Thompson who was tragically killed in an accident over a decade ago. The match saw the experience of the Sunday side narrowly come out on top with a 3-2 victory over their younger opponents. Scorers for the Sunday side were Liam Buffin (2) and Nick Benfield. Goals for the Under-19s came from Tom Nurse and Kieran Murrell.
Under-14s Complete Double
Congratulations to our Under-14s who beat Thetford Bulldogs 6-3 at Thetford to complete a league and cup double. Scorers were Raiffe Parrett (2), Ollie Hudson- Church, Jack Kirby, Lewis Harris and Matt Watts.
The team had earlier in the season won their League Cup by beating Thetford Bulldogs 5-2. To view more photographs of the final click here
Under-19s Lift Cup
Congratulations to our Under-19s team who lifted the League Cup on Sunday after a fine 6-0 win over Salhouse in the final at Sloughbottom Park. Goals from Josh Denny, Danny Gray, Jack Walker, Luke Keeler, Tom Nurse and an own goal gave us an impressive victory. We will have photos and a match report on here shortly. Click on the photographs above to enlarge them.
Late Twist in Golden Boot Competition
Sunday adult team player Jonathan Bailey looks almost certain to snatch the club's golden goal trophy after scoring four times for the Reserve side's 4-3 win over Heroes Bar. Jonathan leapfrogged Under-11 player Mark Attfield and went into top spot with 35 goals for the season. Most of the club's teams have now finished their fixtures with the exception of the Under-15s who still have three games to play. Raiffe Parrett is the only player in with a chance of catching Jonathan for the golden boot but would need 13 more goals to finish top.
Presentation to Under-11s
Players, officials and supporters from Hethersett Athletic Under 11s were treated to a visit from Norwich City FC defender Michael Turner and Head of Sports Science Nick Davies on Friday evening. HAFC coach Wayne Johnson organised the evening to thank Jon Shooter Managing Director of Glazing Vision in Diss who recently sponsored the teams impressive new Macron Rain Jackets. The sponsorship is excellent news for the team who have also been supported by local company Stauff Anglia owned and run by Lisa and Kevin Rodgers, who sponsor the match shirts plus the Hethersett branch of NFU Mutual who kindly purchased the training tops. Both Michael and Nick were generous with their valuable time and agreed to a Q&A session before having photos and signing autographs for the players. The young players of Hethersett asked some excellent questions on the evening gaining an insight in to life in the professional game. Michael shared stories about some of his difficult opponents and Nick shared the disappointed of having to give up a promising football career as a professional football due to a serious injury. The young players of Hethersett went away with smiles from ear to ear; maybe that positive energy found it's way to Carrow Road a few hours later when NCFC gained a valuable point with a great performance against Man City FC.
FA Chairman's Grass Roots Tour
FA Chairman Greg Dyke toured the Football Development Centre at Bowthorpe and joined in a training session with young players from our club. You can read this story from the Norwich Evening News by enlarging the cutting below by clicking on it.
Key - NW&G - Norfolk Women's and Girls: C&SN - Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League: N&D - Norwich Sunday League: NYC - Norfolk Youth Combination SNY - South Norfolk Youth League
Players Records Updated
Players individual records have been updated. To view appearances and goals for every player who has represented the club click here. To see who has made the most appearances and scored the most goals click here.
New Club Structure
There has been some subtle changes to the club's make-up with the organising committee being split into two. Club meetings will now start with an executive committee meeting at 7 p.m featuring club officers. This will be followed by a club meeting for officers, coaches, managers and team representatives at 8.15 p.m. All teams should be represented at this part of the evening. The club is also looking to set-up a sub committee to organise and promote fund-raising and social events.
Registration forms for coaches, managers, volunteers and players for the 2013/2014 season are available on-line. Click here to access the forms.
FINAL POSITIONS 2012/2013
Key = NW&G - Norfolk Women's and Girls League; C&SN - Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League; N&D - Norwich Sunday League, NYC - Norfolk Youth Combination; SNY - South Norfolk Youth League.
The club is looking for additional help off the field to help its teams to progress. We are particularly looking for people to help in an administrative capacity or those who have financial skills. Anybody who would like to help the club in any way, however small, should contact either club secretary Mel Perkins MBE on 01603 811304 or mobile 07767 795 184 or club chairman Peter Steward on 01603 811052
We are delighted to announce that the club now has its very own physio. Colin McDermott has taken on the role and joined the committee. He is keen to treat injuries and ensure that players are fit and offers a free service. Colin can be contacted on 0789 630 3879. He will be visiting teams throughout the season.
Help With Courses
Hethersett Athletic is always keen to help finance courses for players and club officials. The committee recently decided that anybody looking to take courses for coaching, refereeing or anything else linked with football should apply in writing to the club if they wish to be helped with the financial cost. The club is looking to help individuals both for their own development within the game and also to benefit the club. Forms in word format can be downloaded by clicking here. Forms are also available as pdf files by clicking here. Completed forms should be forwarded to club secretary Mel Perkins.
From the Archives
The club has come across a number of records which we are now busy putting on the web site. We start with the Under-12s 1994/1995 season. To read this click here.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW FRONT PAGE
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