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Walton & Hersham Youth FC  & Mini Academy



Walton & Hersham Football Club are looking to get as many children in the Surrey area playing football. We currently have a Cygnet Mini Academy scheme running every Saturday morning from 10.30 - 11.30am.

Walton and Hersham Youth FC are working in partnership with Skillzone Soccer, providing local grass roots footballers with the chance to learn and enjoy the game. Our sessions are aimed at providing quality football coaching in an environment, which is inclusive and supportive, and to ensure that the child's needs, safety and wellbeing are the primary consideration. Our aim is to improve your child’s individual technical skills and give them an introduction to team play, we work to a varied curriculum that will inspire the players and encourage them to develop their decision making skills whilst having fun. The academy is for children aged 4-9 years old and is an introduction to football, teaching them the fundamental movements and ball skills required to start their football journey. Our coaching is delivered by qualified professional coaches with a great knowledge and appetite for the game, who’s aim is to install confidence and creativity to all players whatever their skill level in a fun and safe environment whilst working towards a syllabus used in a professional academy

We have always prided ourselves on developing not just young footballers but fine young boys and Girls that will represent Walton and Hersham FC in the right way, on and off the pitch. Football is something that unites the majority of youngsters and if we can get it right, then they’ll not let it go.

Being part of a sports team helps kids develop crucial social skills. Whether they are listening to other people’s perspectives or placing the needs of the team before their own, young athletes are taught that, for a team to effectively work together, all members must respect each other’s abilities, contributions, and opinions. Playing Football isn’t just about winning or losing, there's more important things like effort, skill-building and team participation. Kids learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, respect for authority and rules, and how to win with class and lose with dignity. Even players on the losing team demonstrate their individual skills when playing. Losing often motivates kids to work harder for next time.

Our players are at the center of everything we do – our focus is to help them reach their full potential.

There is also an opportunity for talented players to progress through into our Youth Teams with links to professional clubs and a local academy.