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Herts FA News

Recent County News
September 12, 2017

Assistant Referee Workshop (Additional Date)

Assistant Referee Workshop (Additional Date) After the success of the first Workshop, Phil Sharp has kindly agreed a date for an additional Workshop, this will be held on Monday 2nd October 19:00 to 21:30 hours at Nicholas Breakspear School. This will be a combined St Albans City Youth FC and Harvesters FC training session with 24 places available on the workshop. Please note the following: Adults only 18+; possible exceptions for younger individuals 16+ with a genuine interest to pursue referring qualification (no children otherwise & attendees are not to bring their children) Preferably parents (Mums and Dads) who will then carry out the role, but team manager/coaches ok too You need to email Mervyn Morgan with your name to book your place. Please book quickly as places for this… Read more

Player Development Centre - Boys Free Training Offer

St Albans City Youth Community Football Club is offering a free training session on Monday 11th September and again on Monday 18th September 2017 at Nicholas Breakspear School from 6-7pm on Astro Pitch 3 for players in years 1-6. This opportunity is as a result of the improvements made over the Summer to the Player Development Center as part of the St Albans City Youth players pathway and Coerver Coaching partnership. Our vision is to give every young person involved the opportunity to be the best that they can. This is based on creating a positive environment where the young person can learn to play with confidence and creativity with and without the ball. All the coaches are youth module qualified which is specialized in focusing on young people within the age groups provided. Above… Read more
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City Youth Match Reports 17 September 2017

See how your team did, read the latest City Youth match reports here. Managers, don't forget to Text the Press Secretary, Terry Edwards by 11:00 pm on Sunday with your Result and Match Report. Text 07443541477. St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th September 2017 For the Girls Reports click here >> St Albans City Youth - Boys Under 18 The 18 East won 3-1 in the 2nd of the WFL League Cup against Hinton & Finchley Legends with Cain Joseph opening the scoring after a great bit of skill and pace as he slotted home the first goal. Lucas Martindale scored the second goal after good work from Tayler Fennel who making a welcome return to the team. In three minutes of the restart a 3rd goal was added midway through the second half with a great ball from Tayler Fennel finding Gio Basile… Read more
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New Sponsorship and Commercial Manager

New Sponsorship and Commercial Manager It is with great pleasure that we can announce long-time supporter and friend of St Albans City Youth Community FC, Jeremy Pearlman has agreed to take on the role covering Sponsorship and Commercial. This will include team and club sponsorship plus any other commercial opportunities that will provide the club with a benefit. Over the next few months, Mervyn Morgan will bring Jeremy up to speed with the clubs commercial and sponsorship operation. Club Trustee Mervyn Morgan said “This is great news, but we need more people to come forward and take on some of the workload. A club the size of City Youth can only run and be successful with the help, commitment and support of its volunteers”. Mervyn Morgan Read more
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Hertfordshire FA - Continued Professional Development - CPD Events

The following CPD events will be taking place at Clubs around the county during the course of this season. To book a place at one of these events please check on the Herts FA website as we get close to each event. The CPD Event at St Albans City Youth will be held at Nicholas Breakspear on 17th October. The event at Stevenage is already on line. Who We Are Month Selected Date by Club Club Developing a Coaching Philosophy Apr-18 Monday 23rd Wheathampstead W How We Play Month Club Developing Attacking Play – In Possession Dec-17 Tuesday 5th Chorleywood CY Developing Defending Play – Out of Possession Jan-18 Wednesday 17th Harvesters Systems of Play/Formations of Play Nov-17 Thursday 2nd Berkhamsted Raiders Formats of Football – Transition from 5v5 – 11v11 Sep-17 Wednesday 27th Stevenage… Read more
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Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017 Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of St Albans City Youth F.C to be held at the 4th St Albans Scout Headquarters in Riverside Road, St Albans on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 7.00pm. All those interested in the Club are welcome to attend. Agenda Apologies for Absence Minutes of 2016 A.G.M. Report of Season 2016/2017 Treasurers Report Proposals for Season 2017/18 Election of Officers Any other Business The October Managers Meeting will take place directly after the conclusion of the AGM. Read more
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Club Player Registration System - Register Now

Club Player Registration System - Register Now to ensure access to the Coerver Coaching Partner Club Hub As you will all be aware the new Club Online Player registration system has been up and running all summer and many of the teams have already registered their players. We will also be using this system to provide the names and email addresses which will give you access to the Coerver Coaching Partner Club Hub, which is an online platform for all club members. Therefore you need to register now otherwise you will not have access until month two of the season. To register and pay your registration fee for season 2017/18 please goto Select your team for season 2017/18 and then follow the on screen instructions.… Read more

Fully Booked - Assistant Referee Workshop September 2017

Assistant Referee Workshop - Full This Workshop is Full. We are planning to hold a second Workshop at a date to be announced if you would like your name placed on the waiting list and the reserve list for the 11th September Workshop, in case of drop outs please email your name to For all the people who have indicated that they would be prepared to help out their teams by running the line, here is your chance to get some first class instruction on how it should be done. World Cup Assistant Referee Phil Sharp has now confirmed the first date of the Assistant Referee Session to be held at Nicholas Breakspear School. It will take place on Monday 11th September from 19:00 to 21:30 hours in the main hall at the School. This will be a combined St Albans City Youth FC and… Read more
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Goalkeeper Training at St. Albans City Youth FC About Our Sessions At St Albans City Youth, we recognise that goalkeepers have a huge role to play within any team. Therefore, we pride ourselves on giving our goalkeepers the opportunity to learn the skills required to achieve their own goals, whether that be pure enjoyment or to reach higher levels within football. We centre our curriculum on three C’s… Core Technique Communication Confidence Updates on what we will be covering each week A chance to see who’s action shot has won Save of the Week- within our sessions The ability to have your questions answered directly by one of our coaches In teaching and instilling these key requirements for any goalkeeper and aiding their transfer to game situations, we aim to nurture confidence within… Read more
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Septembers 2017 Managers Meeting - Minutes

St Albans City Youth Community Football Club Managers Meeting 3rd September 2017 Held at The Scout Hut, Riverside Road, St Albans The full list of meeting attendees is included in the PDF version which can be downloaded here >>> Key Points from the meeting Secretaries Report Treasurers Report General Coaching and Community Level 1 Coaching Dates Linesman Workshop PDC Update Goalkeepers Coaching Update Sponsorship and Kit Additional Coaching Support Highfield Park - Look after it Press Secretaries Report Safeguarding Club Player Registration System Update Coerver Coaching Update Holiday Coaching Camps Under 14 Girls Update Next Meeting Secretaries Report – Ian Woods For teams taking part in the MHRML Registration cards and Match Balls are available to collect at this meeting. Match… Read more
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Level 1 Coaching Courses at Nicholas Breakspear

We are pleased to announce that the following Coaching Courses are being arranged to take place at Nicholas Breakspear School over the next few months. FA Level 1 Coaching CourseSat 7th October Block 1 & 2 - Theory & Practical 9am - 5pmWed 11th October Block 8a - Emergency Aid 7pm - 10pmSat 14th October Block 3 & 4 - Theory & Practical 9am - 5pmWed 18th October Block 8b - Safeguarding Children 7pm - 9pmSat 21st October Block 5 & 6 - Theory & Practical 9am - 5pmSun 22nd October Block 7 - Theory & Practical 9am - 12:30pm FA Level 1 Coaching CourseMon 12th February Block 1 & 2 - Theory & Practical 9am - 5pmThur 15th February Block 3 - Theory & practical 9am - 12:30pmThur 15th February Block 8a - Emergency Aid 1:30pm - 5pmThur 22nd February Block 8b- Safeguarding Children 7pm - 9pmSat 24th… Read more

Summer Coaching Camp 2017 - Brilliant

This Summers City Youth Coaching Camp, held at Highfield Park was one of the best attended in the history of this special event. The camp, held over three weeks, saw total numbers hit in excess of 900, some children even attended every day of the three week camp. Special thanks must go to Sam, Chris and Julius and to all the St Albans City Youth Coaches for making these camps a continued success. The City Youth coaches who help run the event are a product of the City Youth Young Coaches programme which has produced hundreds of qualified Level 1 Coaches over the past 10 years. The next coaching camp will be over the October Half Term from 23rd to 27th October, this time at Nicholas Breakspear School on the Astro. Read more

Oomph – Sponsors the Under 8 Orient

Oomph – Sponsors the Under 8 Orient Many of you would have purchased some of the fantastic pictures taken at the Alban Arena for this year’s Club Presentation Day. The company, taking the pictures, Oomph Creative Agency, pledged to donate the profits from the picture sales back to the club, well they have done just that and we are pleased to announce that the new City Youth Under 8 Orient team will be taking to the field this season wearing a brand new kit sponsored by Oomph Creative Agency. Ben Killner said "The St Albans City Youth Football Club Presentation Day is a fantastic event, we are all really lucky to have such an amazing board and volunteer group to organise and implement it. I was delighted to offer the services of my company to help document the day and also raise money for… Read more

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