AFC Pulse are the East Riding FA Charter Standard Club of the Month for February
The East Riding FA Charter Standard Club of the Month Award recognises clubs in our county who are going above and beyond to create fun, safe and inclusive environment for people to play and enjoy football.
Based in North Hull AFC Pulse was created at the start of the 2020 / 21 season and are represented by four male teams which include an U16 side an U19 team and Saturday and Sunday league sides.
The club welcomes people from all cultures and looks to break down barriers to participation. There is a clear pathway for players to transition between the different teams and team managers go above and beyond for the benefit of the club they represent. AFC Pulse are also embracing the latest methods of communication with the club launching a new podcast which shines a spotlight on the club and grassroots football in general. The club also adheres to the conditions of being an FA Charter Standard accredited club and uses the accreditation successfully to demonstrate the high standards it represents.
AFC Pulse offer a club philosophy based upon principles in which players must be good people before they can be good footballers.
The club progresses players through the youth teams into adult football with a club philosophy that is delivered by a group of dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically deliver respect across all teams.
The club prides itself on the fact that success is achieved by players thriving in an environment where they can enjoy playing football.
Particularly pleasing for AFC Pulse Club Secretary Chris Wright is how the clubs U16's have broken down some barriers to participation in football. The team have an open-door policy in which people from all backgrounds and nationalities are able to play the game they love.
Coaches Malcolm Rimmer and Chris Burrall go above and beyond to not only ensure the players play in the best possible environment but to also act as role models for the players. They support players both on and off the pitch and help them make positive life style choices. They have helped create friendships
Between children from different nationality's by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment in which they can thrive and enjoy the game. Although the club has only four teams, they are proud to have almost 15 individuals from different nationality's playing and enjoying the game of football.
Club Secretary Chris Wright said; “Providing a pathway for players is the most important thing we do. For us it’s about creating an environment in which the players have a pathway to progress but also a pathway in which players and coaches can develop themselves further within the game”.
Although the club only formed at the start of the season, they moved quickly to achieve FA Charter Standard Accreditation. The desire to create minimum standards across all teams is an indication of how AFC Pulse want to ensure a smooth transition for players who move through their player pathway.
When told that the club had been awarded the East Riding FA Charter Standard Club of the Month award Chris Wright said; “Being a relatively new club we were surprised to win an award so early in the club’s formation. We are proud to be an FA Charter Standard club as it underpins the positive work the club does on a daily basis. The award is fantastic recognition for people such as Mal, Chris, Shawn, Mark, Hussain and Kieren who manage and coach our teams. We also thank the players and parents for supporting the club on a daily basis. We are proud to be united as AFC Pulse”.
If your club has done something outstanding and deserves recognising, then please click here to make your nomination for the March East Riding FA Charter Standard Club of the Month Award.