Twelve months of success for Holbeck Moor JFC

Success comes in many forms, from the number of children playing football with friends to the teams winning cups and leagues with on field success. But for Holbeck Moor JFC success has been giving the community a football club that has allowed their children the opportunity to play football.

It’s bringing people together, seeing children and families smiling and rejoicing in their children playing football. It’s walking through Holbeck and seeing children wearing the club colours, being proud with a sense of belonging.

In our first 12 months we have done many things as a club. We ran a school competition where the students had to draw a picture to name our mascot which was eventually named ‘Holby’. We became a foodbank drop off point for the local community foodbank. We donated shoe boxes filled with gifts at Christmas to some local children.

We ran our first football camp in the summer of 2022 which was free to families with many more positive actions throughout the year. With upwards of 150 children now involved with the club the growth of the club has been exceptional.

This year we have already launched our Holbeck Moor Swap Shop where families can exchange boots or clothes for other items free of charge. We have launched our low cost subs to make it affordable for all. And we have many more plans lined up for 2023 and beyond.

Success can be seen in many forms, but for us as a club it’s giving children the opportunity to lace up a pair of boots and step onto the pitch and play football, make new friends and learn life skills.

We would like to thank all those people that have supported us and believed in our project through the first 12 months. On to the next 12 months as we grow even more.

For the upcoming season 2023/24 we will have teams at Under 7, Under 8, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 15 and maybe at other age groups. If you have a child who is interested in playing football please get in touch. If you could be someone interested in coaching then please get in touch.

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This post was written by Russ Mellor

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