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Celebrating Jimmy's 7 Years of Dedication

at Highcliffe Hawks

As Jimmy prepares to embark on a new chapter, we want to express our deepest gratitude for his incredible dedication and leadership over the past seven years with Highcliffe Hawks. His departure leaves a void that will be difficult to fill, but his impact on our club will resonate for years to come.

Jimmy's unwavering commitment to youth football has been nothing short of remarkable. With his assistance, Highcliffe Hawks Thunder achieved numerous tournament victories and displayed outstanding performances in the league. His passion for the game has been infectious.

Beyond coaching, Jimmy selflessly took on the role of club chairman, spearheading initiatives that propelled our club forward. The construction of our new clubhouse stands as a testament to his vision and dedication. His leadership has truly transformed our club into a thriving community hub.

Jimmy's love for the game and unwavering support for the boys have been palpable in every match and training session. We’ll never forget the pride that radiated from him when his son scored his first hat-trick, a moment that encapsulated the bond between coach and player.

His emphasis on fair play and sportsmanship has instilled invaluable values in our club. His encouragement to respect opponents, officials, and all involved has shaped not only our players' skills but also their character.

Moreover, Jimmy's efforts to foster relationships within the local community and support charitable causes like Macmillan have left an indelible mark beyond the confines of the pitch.

As we bid Jimmy farewell, we do so with heavy hearts but also with immense gratitude for everything he has done for Thunder and our club. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we carry forward the principles and values he has instilled in us.

Thank you, Jimmy!

Congratulations to our Thunder U13's on an Outstanding Opening Tournament!

We are thrilled to celebrate the amazing achievements of our Highcliffe Hawks Thunder U13's at the season's opening tournament at Wimborne Town FC on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Despite the hot and sunny conditions, both our teams performed exceptionally well.

The Blues and Reds both topped their respective groups, showcasing their skill and determination. The Blues fought valiantly in the semi-final, narrowly missing out with a 1-0 defeat. Meanwhile, the Reds triumphed with a fantastic 2-0 victory in the final!

This remarkable start to the season highlights the dedication and teamwork of our players. Congratulations to all involved – let's keep this momentum going! Go Highcliffe Hawks Thunder!

U8 Hawks Team Triumphs at R&T Football Tours Tournament

Our U8 Hawks team had an incredible weekend at the R&T Football Tours Tournament held at Chapel Gate. Over two days of fierce competition, our young athletes showcased their skills and resilience, winning every match and drawing only one.

 

With an outstanding 25 goals scored and just 4 conceded, their performance was nothing short of remarkable. In the final, their excellent sportsmanship, teamwork, and determination secured them the U8 winners title.

The excitement continued in the afternoon at the football presentation ceremony. Local legend Harry Redknapp presented our boys with individual trophies and the coveted winners cup, making the day even more memorable.

We are immensely proud of our U8 Hawks and look forward to seeing more of their achievements in the upcoming tournament season. Go Hawks!
 

Celebrating Our Under 14's 2023/24 BYFL

Winning Season!

We are thrilled to announce that our Under 14's Highcliffe Hawks team has achieved an extraordinary milestone by winning the league title! This season has been nothing short of spectacular, filled with dedication, determination, and an unwavering team spirit.

Our young athletes have showcased their talent and passion throughout the season, leaving a lasting impression both on the pitch and in our hearts. From thrilling victories to hard-fought battles, every moment has highlighted the hard work and commitment of our players, coaches, and supporters.

A Huge Congratulations to Our Players

A massive round of applause goes to our incredible players for their skill, resilience, and sportsmanship on and off the field. Your achievements have made us incredibly proud!

A Special Thank You to Our Coaches

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated coaches. Their outstanding guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping these young champions. Thank you for your unwavering support and belief in our team.

 

To Our Loyal Supporters

We also want to thank our loyal supporters. Your encouragement and cheers from the sidelines have been vital to our success. Your passion and support have fueled our players’ determination to excel.

As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, we cherish the memories made, the friendships forged, and the lessons learned. The Highcliffe Hawks spirit is stronger than ever, and we look forward to many more successful seasons ahead.

 

Here's to our league-winning Under 14's team – champions on the pitch and role models in the community!

Silent Support Weekend 2024

Be speechless. Let the players and coaches lead the game.

During Silent Support weekend, we’re asking any spectators to support through applause alone.

When the sidelines are silent, the play speaks for itself.

2- 3 March. #SilentSupport2024

England Football Accredited Again

We are delighted to announce that the club resubmitted for accreditation with the Hampshire FA again this year

(an annual occurrence) and are extremely proud to have been awarded a two star status.​

 

Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years. They create the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity through football.

 

England Football Accredited replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting Leagues and Clubs over the next ten years.You can find out more about England Football Accredited here

Message From The Chairman

Hello All

With 2023 drawing to a close I’d like to say wow, what a year for Highcliffe Hawks!!!

This season we have a record number of players/teams enrolled to play for the club, all the roles/responsibilities of our committee positions have been filled and we hosted a very successful inaugural club football tournament, well done to you all! 

A big thank you from myself to the committee, admins, coaches, parents/supporters, affiliated organisations, opposition clubs/teams and of course our wonderful players for your continued support!

Highcliffe Hawks would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

James Talbott
Chairman
Highcliffe Hawks YFC

The FA Play Safe

Play Safe Weekend 2023 - Saturday 30th September/Sunday 1st October

 

As a club we are fully supporting the FA’s Play Safe - Nationwide Safeguarding Weekend on the 30th September - 1st October 2023.

As part of this campaign, over the next 2 weeks, we are asking Parents/ Carers of the club to complete a free short online Safeguarding Awareness course to learn about the vital role you play in safeguarding at the club.

About the course

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – but are you clear about the vital role you can play?

Safeguarding is about creating safe environments and preventing children from experiencing harm or abuse. Put simply, safeguarding refers to measures we take to protect our children – and keep them safe and well. Whether that’s your kids, the opposing players or even the ref, every young person has the right to enjoy football.

This short safeguarding for parents course is designed to help you to make an informed choice about the football setting you enrol your child in. It starts by explaining the importance of safeguarding in football and the child-centred approach the game takes.

It will then guide you through questions you should ask to ensure the club or venue where your children play football has the correct safeguarding policies, people and practices in place.

The course also highlights signs that should concern you – and how to report these concerns. Please scroll down if you want to read about the course in more detail.

Ultimately, we want you to make informed choices about where your children enjoy our great game.
 
The FA is doing everything it can to create safe and positive environments wherever your children play football. This course will enable you play an active role towards achieving that goal. Thank you in advance for taking it.
 

Simply click on here to get started.

Everyone // Everywhere // Every Time

The FA Play Safe

Start of the 2023-24 Season

We hope everyone has had a good summer and that your child is looking forward to heading back to Highcliffe Hawks. This season we have 226 players now registered across 17 teams. We're one of only three clubs out of the 33 clubs in the BYFL to have teams at every age group from U7 to U16 - this is an amazing achievement for the club and we thank you for your continued support.

 

As a grass roots football club we rely heavily on everyone's help to ensure things fun safely and smoothly. Our coaches and managers already volunteer many hours to the club and we appreciate any other support parents/ carers can provide. 

To assist the club with this, please note the following:

  • At every match (competitive and non-competitive) one parent/ carer will be required to be a Respect Marshal for the supporters and wear a high-viz jacket. FA representatives regularly attend matches to check and will fine the club if no respect marshal is clearly wearing a high viz jacket.

  • Your team admin representative may also contact you regarding helping serve refreshments for home matches/ being a lines person for the game etc. For health and safety, no children u14 can go behind the counter in the club house when serving refreshments as there is a hot water urn.

  • We are looking to get the pitches verti-drained again - but same as last season if/when we do get bad weather one of the senior committee will do a pitch inspection at 8:30am on a Sunday morning for home matches. Please do not contact your coach/manager before this time and we ask that everyone respects the decision that is made on the day by whoever makes it.

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