Andrew Martin Memorial Festival
The East Riding County FA and Hull Boys Sunday Football League have worked with Hull Tigers Academy and Bishop Burton College to put together a Transition Festival in memory of Andrew Martin. Andrew had a great association with the Hull Boys Sunday Football League both as a player, coach and was also one of the few HBSFL Representative team coaches. Andrew recently became involved with Hull City working as a coach within their Hull Tigers Academy Development programme.
The idea of the festival is to provide an educational experience for players and coaches who will be under going a transitional period this summer as they move from one format of football to another. The first part of the process will be the CPD Transitional Workshop, which will take place at Bishop Burton College on Monday 25th April 6-9pm and is available to all coaches, contributing towards CPD hours for FA Licensed coaches. You can book on via our web site for the free workshop using your FAN & password, please click the following link:
The second part will be the Andrew Martin Memorial festival on the 28th /29th May at Bishop Burton. We will see U8’s play 7v7, U10’s play 9v9 and U12’s play 11v11 for the first time. The East Riding County FA will deliver a presentation for both parents & team coaches around Respect along with the Hull Tigers Academy team providing some information around nutrition whilst the Hull Tigers Academy coaches warm up the players.
Bishop Burton College itself has a fantastic football programme with their football team playing at the highest College level. They now also accommodate Hull Tigers Academy and as such have excellent facilities. It will be great for all of the HBSFL teams to have the opportunity to experience these facilities.
The festival is to be an education based tournament with the emphasis on participation and trying something new. Therefore there is no competitive element; the teams will be split into similar groups as within the league. We encourage all teams to enjoy the festival. There will be an Andrew Martin Respect Award at each age group which will be given to the team who gain the highest respect marks across all aspects of the event.