Watford FC’s Tom Cleverley impressed by smart new all-weather pitch for Hemel Hempstead School Watford FC player Tom Cleverley was delighted to officially open a brand new all-weather pitch for The Hemel Hempstead School. Tom was joined by Charlotte Kerr, Watford Ladies FC midfielder. The new facility was made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.   Thanks to this funding, the school has been able to replace an existing grass pitch with a state-of-the-art, floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). This joins the school’s other grass pitch, changing pavilion and indoor sports facilities, and is helping to meet the local demand for all-weather football provision.   The new 3G AGP can be used all-year-round, allowing its users increased flexibility to scheduleRead More →

Langley Hornets FC Langley Hornets FC does a fantastic job of providing players in their local area with an opportunity to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Sam Hood to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately.   Sam told us, “I’ve been involved with the club since 2003 when my son joined as a six year old and my husband started to run his team. I took on the role of secretary in 2009 due to the current secretary stepping down and I have been there ever since. The club is small but family friendly andRead More →

Carlton Town FC I have been involved with Carlton Town FC since 2007. The club were previously known as Sneinton FC and had only changed the name five years prior to my joining. We were formed in 1904 and have, over the years, been affiliated within the Nottinghamshire FA.  We play our home games at Stoke Lane, Gedling and have done so since the mid 1990’s. We were Champions of the Central Midlands League in 2002/03 and were elevated to the Northern Counties East League Division 1 for the following season. Within three seasons we were champions and gained promotion to the Premier Division.   We were thenRead More →

Southwater Royals FC A superb set up is allowing Southwater Royals FC to flourish both on and off the field. Club Representative Chris Baker recently took the time to give us an insight into some of the superb work they’ve been doing lately.           Involvement  He told us, “I have been involved with the club for two years as Treasurer but I have been a supporter for about four years as my two sons play for Southwater Royals. Our Chairman, Andy New, and Vice Chairman, Jodie Brown, have been involved for five years and have played a huge part in the development of the club.   What attracted me to the club were the people involved in it andRead More →

Corton Youth FC Corton Youth FC has been enjoying a fantastic season this time around and does a fantastic job of providing young players in their community an opportunity to play the game. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Lewis Arlow to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately.   FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?  LA: I have been coaching youth football for four years now and my passion and drive for youth football development led me to setting up my own youth football club. The club has been together for a year now and currently has two underRead More →

Mitcham Park FC Mitcham Park FC is an FA Community Chartered Standard Club and does a fantastic job of providing players in their local area with an opportunity to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Secretary Helen Gilhooly to find out more.   Involvement     She told us, “I have been involved with Mitcham Park F C since the middle of 2011 when my eldest son joined one of the Club’s existing four teams. What first attracted me to the Club, in the first instance, was that it was a well-run club based in the heart of Mitcham, The Three King’s Piece; it was at that time and still isRead More →

Wellington FC Wellington FC is a fine example of a well-run, hardworking club that plays an important role in their local community. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Mike Fischer to find out more about the good work that they do. He told us, “I became involved with Wellington FC when my son Ben joined the club at Under 9ʼs age group and made his way into the first team. He is now 27, which now makes my association with the club 19 years. Firstly as a parent watching, then helping run one of the teams before now being the media and PublicityRead More →

Llandudno FC With a new manager in place Llandudno FC is now looking to progress both on and off the field. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Sam Williams to find out more about how the club has been getting along lately. Involvement He started by telling us about his involvement with the club, saying, “I first joined the club in 2012, voluntarily producing the programme and assisting on a matchday. From then I was offered a role as Business Development Manager within the community arm in 2014 when it was established, which I gladly accepted. Since then I have gotten involved inRead More →