Monday, 24 June 2013

Haltwhistle United Football Club Awards ceremony

One of the best things about Haltwhistle is HUFC, and it has been a pleasure getting to know the coaches, supporters, mums, dads, and all the football mad youngsters who get stuck in and participate in their local football club. At a time when there are many teams who are struggling for players and helpers this group goes from strength to strength - it is clear that everyone really enjoys the team spirit and the game itself. They show enthusiasm, commitment and enjoyment - and that's just the coaches! Pictured are just some of the teams and parents who turned up for Saturday's awards ceremony. I am a big fan of Haltwhistle United Football Club and urge everyone to get involved, do some sponsorship, or have a trial.
Who says there is nothing to do in Halty?
One final point - the pictured team are the all conquering Under 15s with just one of HUFC's inspirational coaches: this lot were undefeated last season - played 18, won 18, is quite an achievement, given Haltwhistle's size. A great bunch of lads.
Also, at a time when we are trying to encourage girls in sport I was really impressed with the girls team who are getting better at football all the time. They chose their pink outfits and the rumour is that the boys now want pink as their away strip. It was a great day - full credit to all the organisers.