Hillyfielders was formed in 1999 and was originally based at Hillyfields in Brockley. The club moved to its current HQ in Honor Oak Park Sports Ground in 2008. Most training sessions are based at Honor Oak and the club play matches at Honor Oak and also at Firhill Road in Bellingham. We have around 200 children training on Saturday mornings. Many teams also train in the week at various locations.
The club is affiliated to the London FA and plays in the SELKENT league. As at the start of the 2019/202) season, there are 15 teams in the league. Our teams typically start at u8s.
We are also extremely proud to have our first ever girls team, the u13 Kestrels who have joined the Tandridge League for the 2019/2020 season
The club is run by volunteers. Managers, coaches and committee members all give up their free time to keep the club and teams going.
The club has an open door ethos - our Saturday morning training sessions are open to all abilities and we pride ourselves on offering training to all children and young people in the local community. Please be aware that some age groups may be full and not accepting new players.
Our Sunday team approach cannot be as open as we can only sign a certain number of players. Not everyone who trains will make a team but with enough practice and dedication, most players can improve enough in training to make a team.
We ask our Sunday teams managers to be open and honest with parents and players in terms of how they will approach the season. Some managers will be running teams at older age groups and in higher divisions and will therefore pick players and teams based on merit and to win games. At younger age groups and lower divisions, managers are more likely to give all players a chance and promote equal player development. Managers can choose how to approach their league campaigns - we just ask that they are open with players and parents about how they intend to approach the season.