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.