About

Thomas Footy   Passionate about creating opportunities for all individuals.

Established in 2016, Herts Youth Inclusive Football is a Community Group  run by representatives and volunteers from affiliated football clubs across Hertfordshire.

Herts Youth Inclusive Football aims to create opportunities for players of all abilities to get involved in football and provide inclusive teams the opportunities to play matches.  HYIF help clubs to develop their inclusive teams and also aims to create a clearer development pathway for players to progress in their football.

Herts Youth Inclusive Football provides a valuable social platform for children and young adults to enjoy sport, meet up with friends and have fun.  There are opportunities for players to play matches at premiership clubs and also represent Watford FC Inclusive and play for Herts Youth Inclusive Football.

Read a Herts Youth Inclusive Football ‘Player Journey’ Case Study here.

We were proud to receive the Herts FA Community Project of the Year 2018 award and continue to grow a sustainable provision for pan disability football in Herts.

Chair – Karen Stephanou

Treasurer – Mark Collins

Secretary – Tracy Light

Welfare and Safeguarding – Bryan Prentice

Funding

We continue to fundraise and are always keen to hear from any companies or foundations looking to sponsor our activities.  We work closely Watford FC CSE Trust, Herts FA and for the 2020/21 season have funding from Kids In Sport, Hertfordshire FA and Communities 1st, but to be sustainable, we need to continue to raise funds.  Please get in touch with us if you think you can help in any way.

 

8th January 2021 Statement

We have put all our activities on hold until we can be sure that it is safe for everyone to take part.  Although the current Government and FA guidance states that Disability Football is exempt from the current restrictions, we can not be sure that it is currently safe.  We will be reviewing this regularly and also following the guidance from the local clubs involved with HYIF. 

We are offering online sessions in partnership with Watford FC CSE Trust for ages 8-18.  You can book these here: 

Book here: https://bookings.watfordfccsetrust.com/event/90885 or email: michael.williams@watfordfc.com

 

Friendly Matches – currently on hold since Jan 2021.

We are committed to following the latest FA guidance and Government guidance.  We are currently working in partnership with Watford FC CSE Trust on a program of friendly matches at Watford FC Dome.  Each club within the committee has signed an agreement with Watford FC CSE Trust to follow the guidance and keep players safe. HYIF has issued the following to support this;

HYIF COVID-19 Risk Assessment – 18th October 2020

HYIF COVID-19 Player Guidance v1

HYIF Player Checklist

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Herts Youth Inclusive Football Policies:

Committee Meeting Minutes:

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 21st September 2020

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 10th August 2020

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 3rd February 2020
Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 4th November 2019

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 16th Sept 2019

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 1st July 2019

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 1st April 2019

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 14th Jan 2019
Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 10th September 2018

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 23rd April 2018
Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 5th June 2017

Herts Youth Inclusive Football Committee Meeting 4th Sept 2017