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Hasland Community Football Club - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do your teams play and train?

A: During the summer months, we train on Eastwood Park in Hasland. During the winter, we train at Hasland Hall Community School - either in the Sports Hall or on the Astro Turf pitches. More information on each team's individual training nights can be found on the Our Teams page.

Q: What is a Charter Standard Community Football Club?

A: In the words of the FA - the FA Charter Standard kitemark is awarded to clubs who provide a high quality football experience. These clubs are proven to be well run, sustainable and place child protection, quality coaching and safety at the top of their agenda.

There are three levels of Charter Standard Accreditation, and we are proud to hold the most advanced - which is the FA Charter Standard Community Club status. A Charter Standard Community Club must have at least ten teams, male and female football provision, a mini-soccer team and an advanced development plan - and must also meet a range of other criteria, which is outlined on the FA Website.

Q: Who can play for your club?

A: Anybody can play for Hasland Community Football Club - provided that they respect and uphold the club's values and behaviours and are willing to learn and develop. Our vision is to offer football for all, regardless of playing ability, with our mission being to develop young players and provide a safe environment for children to improve their footballing ability, have fun, be healthy and make friends.

Q: My child would like to get involved, what should I do?

A: Get in touch! The details of each of our teams, and namely coaches, can be found here. If your child would like to get involved, give the relevant coach a call and they will gladly assist. Prior to doing so, it may be worth working out what age group your child fits in to. This is quite easy to do, and all centres around the 31st of August each year. Whatever age your child is on this date dictates which team they will play in, so, for example - if your child was 7 on the 31st August 2017, they would fall in the Under 8 category. If they were 8 on that date, they would be in the Under 9s, and so on...

Q: How much will it cost for my child to be in a Hasland CFC team?

A: The standard amount, per month, per player, is £20. This is taken by direct debit each month during the course of the season. We also charge a one off £25 signing-on fee.. Our Mini Kickers Programme is slightly different, and includes no direct debits - simply a £3 per session, pay-as-you-play fee.

Q: I'm thinking about sponsoring a team, what's in it for me?

A: There's loads to gain from sponsoring a team - namely a lot of free publicity and the great feeling and reputational boost you and your business gets when you've given back to your community, and help support the development of local children and budding sportspeople. More information on what's in it for you, and how you can join our team of generous sponsors, can be found on the 'Our Sponsors' page.

Q: How is the club funded?

A: There's a number of ways our club is funded - including sponsorship, signing-on fees, 'subs', training fees and fundraising initiatives / events. We are a not-for-profit club, so all of the money that comes in goes towards kit, equipment, insurance, coach development, referee fees, pitch and training facility hire and league fees.

Q: Other clubs say my child will get 'scouted' if they play for them, is this true? Can children get 'scouted' playing for Hasland CFC?

A: It is our belief that if a player is talented enough, and willing to put in the hard work, they could be 'scouted' whatever club they play for. In recent years we have seen numerous players be given trials and contracts at local academies and talent centres, and as the club grows this has become more common. It is also our belief, though, that grassroots youth football should be about enjoyment and development - and that getting 'scouted' should not be the only priority.

Q: What links do you have with local professional clubs?

A: We are proud to be a grassroots partner of the Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust. This gives our club members access to a variety of benefits, such as discount gym memberships, cut-price match tickets, fundraising support and help with coach development. This partnership also brings us closer to the Chesterfield FC Emerging Talent Centre. In addition to this, one of our committee members is a scout for Derby County FC - giving us another link with a local club.

Hasland Community FC. Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire