AED Fund Raiser

7th March 2019 16:23 GMT
Communities can play a big part in creating a nation of life savers. Having a defibrillator in your community and training people in CPR means that more people will know what do when someone has a cardiac arrest.

What is an AED?

If you're wondering what an AED is – and why they seem to be located in most offices and public buildings, you're not alone. In fact, because these devices are now commonly available, more people than ever before are curious about them. So – just what is an AED?

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.


Does my community need a defibrillator?
Yes, your community needs a defibrillator. For every minute someone is in cardiac arrest without CPR and access to a defibrillator, their chances of survival drops by up to 10%.

Having a public access defibrillator (PAD) available in an emergency can be life saving, especially in rural areas where ambulance response times may be longer.  You can check the response times of the ambulance service in your area on the ambulance response times website. In Hertford it can vary anything from 10  minutes to 3 hours.

What are the benefits of having a defibrillator in my community?
Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This has been partly attributed to two factors that communities can change:

There aren’t enough people prepared to perform CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest
There aren’t enough defibrillators.
By having a defibrillator in your community and by training people in CPR, you can play an important part in saving more lives.

How can WE fund a defibrillator?
Public access defibrillators are often bought by parish councils, residents groups, social clubs and churches. Funds can be raised through business sponsorship, donations and fundraising activities.

How can WE buy a defibrillator?

The average cost of a defilbrilator is approximately £1200.00. has pre-approved a 50% grant to HTYFC to provide one iPAD SP1 defibrillator.
This is on the condition that the defibrillator is located externally and accessible 24/7. CPR training needs to be widely promoted to the community and not limited to users of the club. so this then has a wider benefit to the whole community not just HTYFC.

We are seeking donations from HTYFC members to raise the additional £600.00 required to enable us to purchase an AED.

Any donation is completely voluntary there is absolutely no requirement from the club to make a donation. Should you wish to make a donation we have set the amount at £5.00

Any surplus funds generated will be used for the benefit of the Players going into next season.

Please donate, its all in a good cause, all you need to do is click the link below and go through the process.


many thanks

HTYFC Committee


Goalkeeper Caoching

7th March 2019 16:22 GMT
HTYFC are pleased to be able to offer goalkeeper training sessions run by Professional Goalkeeper coach Martin Brennan on a regular basis from 14th March until the Easter holidays, with the option to extend further should demand allow.

The package offered for goalkeeper coaching is the following - 

Session Day:
Thursday Evening

Session Times:
7pm till 8pm - U11's and younger. 
8pm till 9pm - U12's and Older  

Richard Hale 3G. 

Whats included
1. One hour training session covering a different aspect of goalkeeping each month.  
2. A FREE DGUK handbook
3. Once a week a goalkeeping analysis video will be put into a what’s app group which Martin will create. 
4. A goalkeeping support network from Martin and fellow professional goalkeepers who will give advice and also attend some of the training sessions.
5.  Offers on all the DGUK goalkeeper events that they run in the future. 

The cost per session is normally £10.00 pers session. However HTYFC will helo to subsidise this cost by 50%, meaning the cost to each player will be £5.00 per session to attend and still receive the additional whats included benefits above.

We will be pre-booking 4 sessions on the following dates:

14th March 2019
28th March 2019
11th April 2019*
18th April 2019*
* Dates may be subject to change due to Easter holidays.

Anyone that would like to attend the sessions will need to register via our Loveadmin (paysubs online) system, Please complete the form to register. The only criteria being that the player MUST already be a registered player for HTYFC due to insurance reasons.
Full payment £20.00 will be required when registering. Please ensure you register with the correct age group. No refunds will be issued once registered.


Going forward we will look to arrange more sessions in May and June but this will be dependant on popularity.

Best Regards

Richard Butler

Club Secretary

Stevenage FC Foundation - Coaching @ Hartham

16th October 2018 14:45 BST
Hertford Town Youth FC are looking to work in partnership with Stevenage FC Foundation who are the official charity of Stevenage Football Club. The foundation are looking to engage with more grassroots clubs in our area to improve relationships and offer pathways from thier current school and other community sessions, into high quality FA Charter Standard Clubs so that they can continue playing grassroots football in a club setting.

Stevenage run a half-term soccer school at Hartham Leisure Centre each school holiday so if your looking for some extra coaching why not give it a go?
More info can be found here -

 Additionally, in the near future the Foundation will be working with Stevenage FC to offer ticket deals for grassroots clubs that they are working with to give access to local professional football on a Saturday afternoon.

Halloween Party 2018!

10th October 2018 10:33 BST
Hertford Town Youth F.C. has the pleasure in announcing details of this years Halloween Party!

We'll start off with some fun football matches and then move on to activities like Mummify Yourself, Spaghetti Cauldron, & Pumpkin Bowling. There will also be some ghoulish target challenge and maybe a Beat the Skeleton Penalty Competition.

Football pinatas are the prizes for the Best Fancy Dress and Spooky Carved Pumpkin - yes, carve your own, bring it along and you may win a prize - and there will be licensed bar for thoose who don't want their faces painted :) BBQ, sweets and cakes will also be on hand!

Tickets are only £3 per child (which includes many of the games) and available soon from your coach, or from the Cafe at the clubhouse. If you can't make it, then please try and support us by purchasing some raffle tickets to win a 'Premier League' photoshoot for your team.

Hertford Town YFC Top Of The League!

2nd November 2017 18:27 GMT
The first in a series of historic snapshots of our proud history as we get closer to the clubs 20th year...........

In 1998 senior club coach and school teacher Alex Bedwell launched his 'Top Of The League' Coaching Courses during school holidays at Hertingfordbury Park and West Street Playing Fields in Hertford. The project became so popular and successful that Alex decided to launch a brand new youth club and "Hertford Town Youth Football Club" was born. In 1998 the new club was accepted as a member club in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League (MHRML) and has remained a member since. Mini Soccer was a relatively new concept in England at that time and the club set up its first ever U8's team. The very first player to register with the club was Jack Friend who has since gone on to play at both academy level and Hertford senior football in the Spartan League. 

Look out for the next installment on our incredible journey!

County Futsal Cup Winners

8th May 2017 18:16 BST
Hertford Town Youth have a good record in the County Futsal Cup in recent years and the club were delighted that our U10's won U10 Competition last month and will now progress through to the regionals.

Hertford Town Futsal Club is available to any boys and girls of all abilities and runs on Wednesday evenings at Chauncy School, Ware, from 6pm. Sessions are Pay and Play. 

For further information email or follow @HertfordFutsal

Hertford Town Ladies FC seeks new First Team Manager

4th March 2017 22:02 GMT
Hertford Town Ladies FC are seeking a new First Team Manager for season 2017/18. 

Hertford Town Ladies FC were formed in 2014 representing the county town of Hertford. After two successive years of back to back promotion the club has now fimly established itself at Step 4 in the Womens Football Pyramid in the Eastern Region league and competes in the FA Womens Cup. 

The new Manager would be expected bring in his or her new coaching staff. 

The new Manager will be joining at an exciting time at the club and will be responsible for leading the team to the next stage of development with ambitions to grow a youth girls section. 

The club has an established committee of volunteers with many years experience in grassroots football who will provide full support to the new manager. 

Anyone interested should contact Chairman Dave Shephard on or 07788 253562. 

U18 Youth Testimonial Match - One Life One Club

11th February 2017 11:16 GMT
Hertford Town Youth will be hosting a final youth football match for the current U18 squad on Friday 12th May 2017 at the centre floodlit grass pitch at Wodson Park Sports Centre. 

In what has become a tradition in the club, the match will recognise the contribution and loyalty shown by a number of youth players since the very beggining. Many of our youth players progress on to senior football at all levels.

Matt Lewis began his football journey with Alan Mallet's Development Squad and now manages his own U18's and U9's team. 

It will be a unique opportunity for the whole club to come together in celebration and we look forward to being joined by our friends from the 21's and Hertford Town Ladies and mascots from our younger players.  

Kick off at 7.30pm and players and coaches, past and present, are invited to join in the match for a bit of fun. 

The sports club bar will be open throughout the evening for food and refreshments with the party continuing long after the final whistle.

Boot Exchange Launches making football more accessible

12th December 2016 08:38 GMT
Hertford Town Youth FC has a track record in delivering innovation solutions in grassroots football. 

This weekend the club launched its "Boot Exchange" programme. Families are invited to bring along any unwanted football boots or trainers that players have grown out of. Families can then exchange free of charge for another pair of the right size at the Boot Exchange. Anyone who doesn't have an existing pair of boots to bring along, can pick up a pair at the Boot Exchange for £3 which contributes towards club fundraising.

With many families 'just about managing' and with the added pressures of Christmas, the new programme has already taken off by storm, with nearly all stock on shelves emptied during the first weekend.

Football is not just about the eilte, the best, or just those who can afford it. Football should be open to all, and that means making it affordable. 

For those unsure of when to purchase their first boots, or when to purchase their next boots, they can also benefit from the programme too. 

The Boot Exchange is available on Saturday mornings in the clubhouse located at County Hall in Hertford. 

Deaconsfield Vets FC seek new players

24th November 2016 15:58 GMT
Deaconsfield Vets football club are seeking new players. Matches are played Saturday afternoon and home pitch is located at Chauncy School in Ware. 

If you are looking for a Vets team, or keen to get back into football,
please contact

For more information on the club, visit


Welcome Izzie and Emily to Hertford Town Youth FC

9th November 2016 18:26 GMT
We are known for innovation, breaking new boundaries, inclusive and challenging perceptiions.

So we are delighted this weekend saw Hertford Town Ladies players Izzie and Emily join forces with the boys in the U18 Mid Herts Rural Minors League. And the girls thoroughly enjoyed it. 

This Girl Can. 

Gamechanger. Be Part Of It. 

Hertford Town Ladies Seek New Players

1st November 2016 09:41 GMT
Great News! 

Our associated club Hertford Town Ladies FC are looking for new players to join their growing squad. Hertford Town Ladies run two teams both First and Reserves and the club is looking for players from all backgrounds.

This is open to players new to the game, younger players making the transition to adult football or for experienced players. 

Hertford Town Ladies train on a 3G pitch in Hertford and home matches are played at Wodson Sports Centre in Ware. 

If you are interested in joining your local ladies football team or just want to find out more then email 

Ghosts v Ghouls Halloween Success

31st October 2016 16:29 GMT
On Saturday, Hertford Town Youth hosted its annual Halloween Party which was an amazing success. Over 50 of our very youngest members dressed in fancy dress and enjoyed football, party games, hot and cold food. Parent members took full advantage of the licenced bar!

Thanks to everyone who entered the best pumpkin contest and best fancy dress. 

Special thanks to Alison and all our parent volunteers who made the afternoon a great success. 

Gamechanger.. Be Part Of It.

28th October 2016 17:37 BST
Since our humble begginings in 1998 as a new youth club, we have grown to become one of the five largest youth clubs in the Mid Herts League and the largest in the local area. In recent years we have been recognised for delivering new innovative ventures introducing the first EJA, U21, inclusive and Ladies teams to represent the town of Hertford. 

As we move towards celebrating our 20th year in 2018, we are undergoing further substantial change to our structure, diversity of members, delivery of coaching and facilities for as many members as possible in the community of Hertford, Ware and beyond. 

We will continue to aim to deliver innovative solutions for our members and the community. To be part of this exciting future check this site for regular updates or follow us on social media.

#gamechanger. Be Part Of It.

Ghosts v Ghouls Halloween Party

22nd October 2016 14:50 BST
Its the Hertford Town Youth annual Halloween Party and its Ghosts verse Ghouls. Check out details below

Hertfordshire Road Safety Day

10th August 2016 10:01 BST
Hertford Town Youth FC will be supporting the first ever Hertfordshire Road Safety Day to be held at County Hall. 

Come along and join in the fun - plently of things to see and do on the afternoon of Sunday 4th September 2016. 

Annual Awards Day

2nd July 2016 15:14 BST
Hertford Town Youth FC will be hosting its Annual Awards at the County Hall Ground on Sunday 3rd July 2016. We have moved from out long standing venue at Hertford Theatre and will be hosting the event at our new home at County Hall. 

Annual Awards Day

2nd July 2016 15:14 BST
Hertford Town Youth FC will be hosting its Annual Awards at the County Hall Ground on Sunday 3rd July 2016. We have moved from out long standing venue at Hertford Theatre and will be hosting the event at our new home at County Hall. 

Annual Awards Day

2nd July 2016 15:14 BST
Hertford Town Youth FC will be hosting its Annual Awards at the County Hall Ground on Sunday 3rd July 2016. We have moved from out long standing venue at Hertford Theatre and will be hosting the event at our new home at County Hall. 

Under 11's Pumas - Barcelona

9th July 2015 11:37 BST
We've made the Mercury again! Who want's to come to Barcelona with us next year?

U11 Pumas Play at Camp Nou

30th June 2015 16:02 BST
The Under 11's Pumas have just returned form Barcelona after having played in a tournament in Barcelona's Camp Nou, finishing runners up in the shileld cup after losing 2-1 to a team they had beaten 3-0 earlier in the day.

Hertfordshire Mercury

5th June 2014 10:27 BST

Following their Divisional Cup win, the Under 10's Pumas have made it in to this week’s Hertfordshire Mercury.

We are on the Mercury website – here’s the link:
Click here

Divisional Cup Winners

19th May 2014 15:29 BST
It’s been just 11 months since the Under 10’s Pumas was formed and played their first ever match as a team. In that time the team have been promoted up 3 divisions and yesterday won the Purple Divisional Cup!

We were up against the well organised Welwyn Garden Whirlwinds who we’ve played twice before and lost both, once in the league and once in a friendly. Both times we lost 2-1 but on balance didn’t deserve to lose either, so we felt we owed it to ourselves to play the game of our lives and finally get the win we have deserved in the past games.

Unfortunately whilst we got off to a great start we conceded an own goal from a corner putting us 1-0 down. The equaliser form Fynley Stangroom came a few minutes from the half time whistle and in the second half the boys came out with all guns blazing, leading to Fynley scoring another two for his hat-trick. At the final whistle the Pumas had comfortably won the the game 3-1.

Divisional Cup Final

8th May 2014 11:41 BST
We are proud to announce that the Hertford Town Under 10’s Pumas have made it through to the Final of the Divisional Cup in their first year as a team.

If you would like to go along and show your support, the final is being held on Sunday 18th May:

Address: Barnet FC -
The Hive, Camrose Avenue, Edgware. HA8 6AG

Kick Off 1.30pm.

Thanks to Specsavers

21st March 2014 12:54 GMT
Many thanks to the kind generosity of Specsavers Hertford this season who have supported thier local youth football club by sponsoring our U10 Lions and U13 Lions 

Hertford Town Youth beat the weather - Saturday 9th February 2014

8th February 2014 12:49 GMT
Hertford Town Youth FC Under7's were determined not to let the weather spoil the fun this morning. 

Despite the stadium and other pitches being flooded, the boys and girls of Hertford Town Youth FC still managed to enjoy their football this morning. 

Club Chairman, Mike Lewis said, "we were determined not to let the weather spoil things for the children, it was fantastic to see so many of them back at football"

Two of the clubs U10 teams also played later in the morning 

Going up, up, up....

29th December 2013 18:17 GMT
Having initially started in the Yellow division of the Mid Herts Rural League, the Pumas, a new Hertford Town Youth Under 10’s team this season were quickly moved up two divisions to the Red division.

Now after just four months playing league football, the team has once again been move up a division and will now be playing in the Purple division following an unbeaten run of 12 league games which has seen them score 50 goals and only concede 7, with no more than 1 goal conceded per game.

The Pumas are a team of 9 and looking to strengthen their squad with a competent defensive minded player.

Please click here for more information.

HTYFC Referee Course December 2013

12th December 2013 15:00 GMT
Hertford Town Youth ran it's first ever Referee Course with Hertfordshire FA this month. 23 students who are current Under 15's or Year 10 students took part in the two day intensive course hosted at Chauncy School in Ware. All the students taking part qualified as referees. 

The students taking part attend Simon Balle, Richard Hale and Sele schools in Hertford and Chauncy School in Ware.

The course was organised by Hertford Town Youth FC in conjunction with Herts FA and local schools.

Under 9's Pumas Win Tournament

30th June 2013 22:54 BST
Congratulations to the under 9’s Pumas, Hertford Towns newest youth team, for winning the mini tournament they helped organise this weekend and for winning all of their games.

An encouragingly solid team performance from all saw this new group of players put into practice everything managers Gary Cooper and Richard Stangroom have been drilling into the boys during their training sessions over the past couple of months.

The new team has a solid dependable goal keeper, strong defensively minded players, a committed, skilled and hardworking midfield supporting fast, strong and dynamic forward players, which when coupled with some excellent team work and fluid unselfish passing was key to our success on the day.

Everest Base Camp Sponsorship

3rd June 2013 17:03 BST
Richard Stangroom developed the website for HTYFC  and is now a manager of the new under 9’s Pumas team for the club.

Richard is now looking for your help by way of sponsorship; he’s off to Everest Base Camp collecting for the Isabel Hospice. As Richard is paying for the physical cost of the trek himself, all of the money raised will go directly to this worthy local charity.

If you would like to show him and Isabel Hospice your support, please do so by sponsoring Richard on his JustGiving fund raising page:

Visit the Team Base Camp website (another website developed by Richard's company) for more information on their trek:

Thank you in advance.

Under 9's Tournament Winners

21st May 2013 20:12 BST
Five of the boys who play for the new under 9`s Pumas also play in a currently unbeaten Futsal team and today they added another 7 wins to that unbeaten run on their way to winning the under 9`s Futsal tournament.

The new Pumas team who next season will become the 4th under 10's team are currently recruiting and looking for experienced players for 2013/14 season including defenders and a goal keeper.

If you would lke to arrange a trial, please contact Richard by email on:

HTYFC U10's and U11's Recruitment Day

13th May 2013 17:10 BST
On Saturday 18th May Hertford Town Youth will be holding a recruitment day at Hertford Town Football Club in West Street starting at 9am.

The teams and any recruits will be playing against each other in a ‘round robin’ tournament.

It would be really good if everyone can make it and support their teams and the club.

London Marathon Sponsorship

5th April 2013 08:50 BST
On Sunday 21st April Russell Monckton, farther of Oliver who plays for the Under 9’s Stags, will be running the London Marathon in aid of CHIPS (Children's Integrated Playschemes).

If you would like to sponsor Russell please visit his fund raising page where you can make a sponsorship donation.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Training Off!

21st January 2013 11:29 GMT
Hi All

I know I am stating the obvious however I will.

Simon Balle School is closed due to the snow and ice access is impossible with cars abandoned along Mangrove Road, likewise with Haileybury and the astroturf at both sites is covered.

Therefore there is No Training this evening could please let parents know.

Take Care everyone!.


All Matches Postponed Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th

19th January 2013 10:38 GMT
Hi All

The Mid Herts Rural League have postponed ALL matches on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2013 due to the weather. 

Training Update | January 2013

1st January 2013 13:54 GMT
Happy New Year from Hertford Town Youth, please note training resumes as follows:

Monday Training - training will resume Monday 7th January 2013.
Thursday Training - training will resume Thursday 3rd January 2013. 

Simon Balle
Monday Training - training will resume Monday 7th January 2013.
Thursday Training - training will resume Thursday 10th January 2013.
Friday Training - training will resume Friday 11th January 2013.

Under 9 Harts Looking For New Players

22nd December 2012 08:21 GMT
Our Under 9 Harts team are looking for new players - especially someone interested in goalkeeping. Please visit Under 9 Harts team page for more details. 

Under 12 Looking For Premier & First Division Players for 2013

21st December 2012 18:41 GMT

Hertford Town Youth U12's are looking for players for thier top two teams. Players should have experience of playing Premier and First Division standard of football. 

If interested contact Rob Skelton 07950 027685 or Jim Sherring 07795 114783 or email

New Club Website LIVE!

21st December 2012 18:30 GMT
Hertford Town Youth FC are delighted to announce thier new website is LIVE!

Many thanks to AWD Design for the design and build of the new site. 
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