At that time the club consisted of just one boys youth team - at
The club changed its name to Hethersett Athletic when it went fully
independent in 1995. At that time it was almost exclusively a youth
set-up. By the turn of the century, however, the club was fielding no less
than 11 sides covering all ages from eight upwards and providing soccer
for both sexes.
With so many teams to run, numerous pitches throughout the village are
utilised. These include the Memorial Playing Field as well as the high and
middle schools and Old Hall School. The club's main home is the Memorial
Playing Field, whilst club meetings are held at either the village social
club or the new village hall.
The ethos behind the club is to provide competitive league football for all
ages in the village from the age of eight upwards and several of the teams have
been together for many years.
In 2002 the club became one of only three in Norfolk to be presented with the
prestigious FA Charter Standard award to mark its excellence in youth football.
This entitles the club to use the FA Nationwide Logo.
In January 2003, the club took a further step when it became the joint first
in Norfolk to be awarded the National FA Community Charter standard. At the time
of the award only 100 clubs nationally had achieved the same standard. The award
marks the close ties that the club has with the local community.
In the short term the club is looking to provide teams at every age level
from eight to adult and for both sexes and also to start a Saturday side.
Hethersett Athletic is the
proud owner of the national FA Charter Standard, awarded for excellence in
the organisation of youth football and the Community Charter Standard in
recognition of its close ties with the community.
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