Established in spring 2017, Football for Fathers is a community based club for football-loving Dads based in-and-around the Hertfordshire towns of Hitchin and Letchworth.
Football for Fathers is a subscription based club, and we run football sessions on a weekly basis for Dads of all abilities, aged 30 and above, as well as tournaments and social events. Through activities, sponsorship and our players' generous donations we also support local good causes and charities.
In under three years Football for Fathers has evolved from seven mates playing 'jumpers for goalposts' in the park to 350+ signed-up players playing competitive football together across eight weekly sessions.
Our founding principles of inclusivity, wellbeing, enjoyment, community spirited and health and safety ensure our busy Hertfordshire Dads (and now Mums!) all enjoy the benefits of regular football and team spirit, with a few pints thrown in for good measure...
Our 2019 Players' Survey, completed by 80% of our Dads, highlighted the enormous benefits being part of Football for Fathers can provide.
Find out more about our unique story below.
Football for Fathers now run six weekly sessions in Hitchin, including a 'Football for Women' session on Thursdays. We also run a new Monday session in nearby Letchworth on Herts FA's beautiful 3G pitch at the County Ground, and have a new Wednesday session in Letchworth starting soon.
You can sign-up to a session, and/or register your interest in playing in full or future sessions via the forms on our Sessions pages. Click the location below and come and join us!
Sat 29 Feb
Sat 16 May
Date TBC (Autumn)
The team behind Football for Fathers are now running Football for Women sessions in Hitchin for beginners.
The sessions take place on Thursday evenings (8-9pm) at Hitchin Boys School astro pitches on Fishponds Road. They are coached by the brilliant Hannah Bingham from Herts FA.
The majority of players are beginners so if you've thought about playing football but been worried about what level you would be at - fear not, come and join in along with everyone else.
You can register your interest via the button below.