As we bid farewell to the Beast from the East, turn our attention to the second camp of the year and hopefully look forward to Spring, I find myself reflecting on recent camps and the effort to coach and improve the thousands of youngsters we have had the pleasure to work with. With children aged four to sixteen years of … Read More
HMFA player signs for Liverpool FC youth academy
A promising young football player from Formby has signed his first contract with Liverpool Football Club’s youth academy. Paul Murphy-Worrell, aged-eleven, has been attending training sessions with Hugh McAuley since he was five, he also plays for local team, Redgate Rovers FC. Clare Murphy-Worrell, Paul’s mum said: “We are absolutely delighted, Paul was approached by Liverpool FC a few … Read More
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
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
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