The NFA – England Football accredited club of the Month… and the Winner is?
To recognise and celebrate the hard work carried out by club volunteers we launched our England Football Accredited (EFA) Club of the Month award. With over 80 applications our decision was not an easy one.
We are delighted to announce that the September EFA Club of the Month has been awarded to Harpole Football Club.
Harpole Football Club host 15 teams from mini soccer through to adults, with over 300 players playing in 3 local leagues (Northampton & District Youth Alliance League, Northants Combination League and the Northants Women & Girls League.
Founded over 125 years ago, the club has always been very much a central point within its community and that link continues to form the very basis of the football club today. One parent from the club explained, “Harpole has been a great club for 127 years. My son, grandsons and I all play for Harpole. My granddaughter has just joined the ladies team too. Its very friendly and welcoming, and we do lots of fundraising events for charity too.”
With a strong committee at the helm the club continues to grow. A committee member told us “over the past 2 months the club has ensured all its coaches are up to date on their qualifications required through the youth and adult teams. We have also secured a link with the Northampton Town Community Trust and offer use of our facilities for the girls’ football half-term clubs, the women’s teams and the girls youth side of Northampton Town too.”
Debbie Preston, our Football Development Officer who leads on England Football Accreditation, said “We send our warmest congratulations to all at Harpole FC on winning this award. We thank everyone at the club for all the work they carry out to ensure the club adheres to the EFA standards to help ensure all football provision is organised in the best and safest environment”.
If your club does great work in your local community and you think they are deserving of the award, then make sure to nominate them to be in with a chance of being named October’s EFA Club of the Month.
Click here to submit a nomination.
For more information on the England Football Accreditation, contact Debbie Preston