Are schools using the right approach when it comes to PE?


Hugh explores the benefits of teaching coordination skills from an early age, something he regularly sees schools not doing enough of. Since establishing the academy back in 2011, I have worked with many different schools and regularly see various different PE teaching techniques. For all school aged children, PE is a crucial element of the curriculum, but for 7-11 year … Read More

There’s more to our camps than developing your child’s football skills

HMFA AdminHugh McAuley Football

Hugh explains the long-term benefits of football on children… As well as the obvious short-term physical health benefits gained through exercise at our camps, I regularly see a positive relationship between being involved in physical activities and a child’s confidence, personal development and attitudes to winning. We all know sport and physical activities are fundamental to the healthy wellbeing of … Read More

Hugh on Steven Gerrard – Liverpool FC interview

HMFA AdminHugh McAuley Football, Steven Gerrard Foundation

Hughie McAuley became Steven Gerrard’s coach when the skipper was just eight years old and since then he has watched him blossom into one of Liverpool’s greatest players. Nowadays the two are close friends and have worked together to organise football camps in Gerrard’s childhood home of Huyton with the Steven Gerrard Foundation. And earlier this week McAuley sat down … Read More