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Hethersett Athletic Football Club

Hethersett Athletic began life as Hethersett Jubilee Football Club in 1991 when it was affiliated to Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club. It was the brainchild of present club secretary and treasurer Mel Perkins.

At that time the club consisted of just one boys youth team - at under-12 level.

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.

Hethersett Athletic has its own web site which can be accessed by clicking here.