HFA FOOTBALL OPERATIONS UPDATE

Updated Monday May 19, 2014 by Hamilton Football Association.

  Included below

1)HFA/Westjet fund raising request

2)Fall Combo information on savings and extension

3)Keeping updated with HFA practise times, cancellations etc.

4)Sharing game day pictures easily

      5)  “Roar Store”  official online  HFA spirit wear

6)HFA working for your child. Summary to date

It appears all teams are off to a great start this spring and thanks to many of the RoarClub that helped at the jamboree this past weekend. The feedback thus far has been very positive.  For those families that are new to our dedicated football complex at MacRae fields we hope you enjoyed the game day family fun atmosphere.  We like to say “it is worth the drive!”

The RoarClub has put in a lot of time and effort getting the park ready for spring and fall and are looking forward to making HFA the best brand of family first, safe fun football experience anywhere in youth football. 

We look to expand on our HFA leadership of youth football safety standards in our country and continue to protect your child we now need your help:

HFA/Westjet Raffle: (goals)

You have or will shortly be receiving our HFA grassroots division raffle tickets as our major 2014 fundraiser. (more details at JRTICATS.COM).   We are respectfully requesting that you attempt to sell the book of 20 (or more) that you received.  As you are aware we received new helmets via our trillium “safe contact” grant application, as we continue to attempt to improve all areas of the new HFA for you and your child, we also would like to replace our entire inventory of shoulder pads. 

We are asking for your help to this!

We are a non-profit organization the funds generated from the sale of the tickets are going directly to your child in our youth division (ages 7-14).  In 2015 we look to replace the older sets of pads to align with the new helmets.

Although not mandatory we feel it is a very reasonable request for every spring family to commit and sell at least one book of 20 tickets to family, friends, coworkers etc.

Please make a honest effort to do so and submit the funds or non sold tickets back to HFA according to the communication given. 

The funds are to provide extra and modern protection for your child and other football families for the future of HFA

FALL COMBO ($100 savings) limited time offer

We have received a overwhelming positive response to the start of the season and many of you that are new to the sport are looking to carry over into the fall as well. Very shortly we will be offering you the combo value package for a limited time for those that would like to add on the fall season for only $325 (save $100). Stay tuned as you will able to upgrade in person at practise or via online. League/team managers will communicate the details shortly for those that want to continue into the fall season and receive the discount pricing.  It will be offered for only a limited time.

KEEP UPDATED

Visit JRTICATS.COM we do update frequently with material events as they occur.

Facebook for many timely updates please like us at:

www.facebook.com/HFARoarClub

https://twitter.com/HFARoarClub

 PRIVATE PICTURE SHARING WEBSITE:

Via the RoarClub we have set up a private picture sharing site for HFA.  You can now download or upload pictures that we take and your take from game with all members of HFA.  It is a great way to leverage all our families to help one another and build on our family football game day experience.  Please request to be a private member at https://hamiltonfootball.shutterfly.com/  

HFA SPIRIT WEAR

We are currently in negotiations to create the “HFA ROAR STORE” it will be the official online apparel shop of the HFA.   We are working with a local supplier for you and your child to conveniently order and/or pickup HFA branded clothing online or inperson with a third party professional vendor.

We hope to launch the store and delivery during the spring season very shortly.

HFA HAS BEEN BUSY:

HFA is committed to lead youth football by investing time, effort and league resources to your child’s family football experience in the following ways:

  • Centralized equipment standards and storage –negotiated agreement with city for space at Eastwood arena and continues to build on that agreement.
  • Extensive time, research and effort to complete $118,000 grant to become Canada’s first safe contact association and strategy for coaching education.
  • The development of Hamilton Football Coaches Association to educate, screen, monitor, grow and discipline our coaches.
  • Commitment that to be a head coach in HFA youth division they receive safe contact training by attending the all day certification training course provided by Football Canada.
  • Provide professional development opportunities via clinics, training, partnerships with CFL, Referees and McMaster for all our coaches.
  • Set a goal that over the next two years 200 of our coaches are either safe contact trained and/or position coach certified. HFA providing financial support to do so.
  • Over 380 new helmets directly for youth division (age 7-14) this past year and more coming in 2015
  • Working with many corporate sponsors to help keep costs down or provide new and/or enhance family football  experience
  • Upgrades at MacCrae fields in many areas for our game days.
  • Enhanced sound systems for both upper and lower fields for player intros, game day announcements etc.
  • Many of our coaches and equipment staff have been officially trained in proper equipment fitting techniques and are certified to do so.
  • Increased effort to move to more artificial turf practise time (spring and fall) to allow for less missed practise time and better field conditions during poor weather and day light saving changes.
  • HFA Roar Store  - Official online apparel store (coming soon)

 




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