London,
23
January
2014
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16:43
Europe/London

Popular new Hackney Marshes youth football league invites new recruits

Hackney Marshes Youth Football League (HMYFL) is looking for new members.

Since launching last year, the league has succeeded in attracting around 350 young players aged seven to 16.

The new league, which is a joint venture between Hackney Council, Hackney Homes and local clubs, is currently inviting more young people, their teams and officials to join them.

As part of the league’s development programme, the Football Association (FA) Tesco Skills Team recently delivered a Tesco Skills workshop for HMSYFL and local coaches interested in improving their coaching skills for children (photos). The workshop provides coaches with an insight into the FA’s Youth Modules and a child centred approach to coaching.

The FA Skills Team is also supporting football in Hackney through its after school football clubs at Mabley Green every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm,  which is  open to any child between five to 11 years old. 

They also provide specialised coaching support to local football clubs within Hackney.

Find out more about the FA Tesco Skills programme.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
One of the biggest rewards for the league's clubs and young players are these unique coach and education workshops courses held throughout the season.

The courses are helping local clubs to become self-reliant and supporting them to become even better at developing young people’s football skills.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council