Henllan Junior Football Club


HJFC was formed through an initiative by Henllan Senior Club and Mr Tony Sheridan, to provide a junior football club for Henllan and the surrounding area.
Since then it has also become a registered charity and set up its own organising committee including trained managers/coaches. All managers/coaches and members of the committee are volunteers.

Chairman - Mr Nick Wynne
Secretary - Mrs Jan Ballard
Treasurer - Ms Fiona Dupays
Mr Mark Ballard
Mr Tony Sheridan
Mr Huw Jones
Mr Wyn Williams
Child Protection Officer - Mrs Angela Jones


We are part of the Rhyl and District Junior Football League that covers an area within a 12 mile radius of Rhyl town clock (www.rdjfl.ik.com).  RDJFL is part of the FAW (Football Association of Wales) and the North Wales Coast Football Association.

Football is played on local council and education pitches within the Laws of the game and in accordance with the recommendations of the Football Association of Wales.  We are part of the RESPECT programme that promotes respect, fair play and honesty.  We are proud of the behaviour of our players, parents, managers and coaches.

Who can play for HJFC?

We are open to all children, aged 7 – 15, in the Henllan and surrounding areas, irrespective of class, creed, gender, disability, colour or religion.  We do not hold trials, children of all abilities are welcome.  Should a child who lives outside the boundary for RDJFL, wish to join the club then this is only possible if there isn’t a suitable club within their own area.

If we are unable to find a place within the club (e.g we don’t have enough coaches, etc), then we will do our best to help find a suitable alternative.

We ask that all parents/guardians fill out an information form about each child.  These details are used by the coaches to determine the appropriate age group and also to ensure that medical requirements and contact details are known.  This information is not passed onto to any third party and is kept in confidence.

Children who only wish to attend training sessions are welcome.  Those children who wish to play in league matches, must be registered with the league – forms are available from the coaches.

What about the Matches?

Within the league, each age group has a cup competition as well as league matches.  As a club, we also try to play friendly games with teams outside the league and full day tournaments, including the summer league tournament.  We hold an awards event at the end of each season.

All age groups under 11 (primary school age) are played as 8 aside fun football with smaller pitches, equipment and fewer rules (eg no off-side rule).  The matches are played on a Sunday morning and refereed by unpaid volunteers.  The duration of the matches are between 20 and 30 mins each way, depending upon the age group.

All age groups above 11 (secondary school age) are played as 11 aside, with full sized pitches, equipment and FA rules (incl red & yellow cards).  The matches are played on a Saturday morning and refereed by trained & paid referees.  The duration of the matches start at 30 mins each way.

The club provide the football kit (shorts, top and socks) for matches and also a drink.  Children must always bring shin pads and suitable football boots.  Suitable clothing for the weather (e.g. jackets, vests, etc) must also be worn.

The club are not able to provide transport to matches.  Parents and friends are encouraged to attend matches.  Though anyone who is abusive or aggressive will be asked to leave.  It should also be noted that photography (including video) is not allowed.

Who does the coaching?

Each team has a coach/manager, though there are additional coaches at training sessions.  Each of the coaches/managers is a volunteer, who has undergone training (from the FAW) and has been subject to a CRB check.   We like to report match results in the local newspapers and may occasionally take team photographs (though no names are included) for publication.  If you have any objections then please contact the team manager, or other club official.

What happens at the training sessions?

Training sessions are 1 hour long, every Friday during term time and consist of a warm up, followed by skills training and then usually a short 15 min game.  For primary school age, we do not include fitness training, as they are not physically ready for such development.

We do not train during school holidays.  During the Summer months the training is at Top Park, Henllan.  During the winter months the training moves to Denbigh Sports Centre Astro Turf.  Should a training session be cancelled, we will do our best to let you know as soon as possible.

We provide water to drink and all the training equipment needed.  Children should wear suitable clothing for the weather as well as shin pads (at all times).  When at Top Park, studs or blades can be worn, however when at the all weather pitch studs and blades are NOT allowed.

Parents are encouraged to stay during the training sessions.

How is the club funded?

Our income is derived from donations, grants, registration fees (£10) and weekly subscriptions (£1 each training session).  This money is used to pay towards the cost of League registration fees, tournament fees, pitch hire, equipment, kit, training and referees fees.  We currently have sponsorship for the kits of two teams.  As a registered charity we can recover the tax for any donations paid to the club, providing that a declaration form has been signed.