Affiliation to Cheshire FA – Season 2018/19 – Affiliation number: U-CHE2628
Club mark registration number: FA8190
Holmes Chapel Hurricanes F.C. was founded in 2000 by Chris Rogers, when he set up a team to enable his son and friends to play football. With a single team, as well as manager, Chris became club chairman, supported by his wife Jackie who was club secretary.
Chris recently stood down as club chairman after 13 years of doing a great job. Since 2000, the club has grown as an organisation, and for the 2015-2016 season, will have a total of 13 junior squads in the age range U8 to U18, an Open Age team and our first ever Girls team. The junior teams are members of the Mid-Cheshire Youth Football League, the open age team is a member of the Mid-Cheshire Sunday League and the girls team is a member of the Cheshire Girls Football League.
Since 2012 all the team management and committee have worked hard to put processes and procedures in place to allow the Hurricanes to apply for Charter Standard status. In June 2013 we were very proud to achieve notification from the FA that we had achieved our ambition of the Hurricanes becoming an FA Charter Standard Club. We have come a long way since 2000 and no longer do junior players from Holmes Chapel and the surrounding villages need to go further afield to receive high quality football coaching, player development and competitive football.
To complement the existing junior and open age team the Club now runs a very active Soccer School for young players from age 3 to 7 and also now our Girls Only class for girls aged 7 to 11. The Soccer School runs on Saturdays at 9 – 10 am at Holmes Chapel Primary School or in the Sports Hall/on the 3G pitch at the Leisure Centre during the Winter months, and boys and girls of all abilities are welcome. FA qualified coaches deliver fun football skills sessions aiming at developing the children’s fundamental physical skills as well as their footballing skills – Ian Wilkes (Soccer School Director) and his coaches would love to see your children there.
Holmes Chapel Hurricanes are a true community club, and work closely in partnership with local schools and sports clubs, to whom we are dependent for use of pitches and facilities. We would like to thank Holmes Chapel Primary School, Hermitage Primary School, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Terra Nova for use of their pitches throughout the season.
We are also fortunate to get excellent sponsorship from local businesses, all of whom are acknowledged on our website, so please do support them when you can. We also now have a fund raising link with the local Co-op branch in the village, to whom we are grateful for their support.
If you are interested in becoming an Hurricane – either joining the Soccer School or joining a team, contact details of the committee and team managers can be found throughout the website. If you are interested in becoming a club sponsor, please contact the Chairman, Tim Sheldon on the contact details below.