Keeping possession with Hook FC

CommunityAd catch up with Hook FC’s manager Sam Baker who discussed the team’s current start to the season and future goals…

How would you rate the current start to the season you have had so far?

Overall performances have been good, we have been unlucky in a few games and we are hoping that the results will start to come so that we can begin to climb the league. August and early September is a struggle to get consistency within the match day squad, the squad will start to settle down soon and then hopefully we will start to get consistency within results. It has been a tough start in regards to fixtures with all fixtures being played away with some noticeable travels due to the unavailability of the home ground. The step up has been noticeable and there are no easy games, I have complete confidence in the players to turn around the current form and have a successful season.


As manager of Hook FC, how are you able to motivate yourself to juggle between working full-time and managing the club?

To juggle both working full-time and managing the club can be quite difficult at times, prioritising time within the working week to solely focus on the club has been important. I like to have a complete open door policy with the players and would always be at hand to assist with anything personnel or club related. The love of football and my roots within the club mean that I can prioritise club matters and give my all whilst in the role.


What are your aims for this season?

We are taking it game by game and just focusing on the next fixture. Please come down to support the players in what will be a tough fixture against one of the front runners for the league. As for aims, we will give our all throughout the season and see where that lands us at the end.


Does Hook FC currently need any volunteers/players and if so how can any readers interested get in touch to find out more?

We are always open to welcoming new players both in the Saturday team or the newly formed Sunday side competing within the BDFL. As we have climbed the leagues the roles of volunteers are crucial to ensure the club runs smoothly. We are currently on the lookout for a goalkeeper coach, someone to travel with the squad weekly as an assistant referee, someone to run refreshments on a match day and the bar after fixtures. If anyone would like to get involved in any capacity please contact our secretary David Morris on [email protected] or alternatively first team manager Sam Barker on [email protected].


To keep up to date with the club, follow them on Instagram @hook.fc and join the Hook FC group on Facebook.

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