Orchard FM Sports Park is home of the Huddersfield YMCA RUFC, YMCA Football, Gaelic Football, Aussie Rules Football and also HD3 Fitness Centre.
Our Senior rugby section runs a 1st XV, 2nd, 3rd and Vets and an U18s team. We have an incredibly popular junior male and female section with over 150 members aged 6 to 16.
For more information on YMCA rugby please refer to their website https://www.huddersfieldymcarufc.co.uk/
The junior rugby section also holds years 1 & 2 Seal of Approval. All junior coaches in all sections are qualified and CRB checked.
The extremely successful Huddersfield YMCA Junior Football club are also based at here at the Orchard FM Sports Park. For details of their meeting times and coaches contact details please refer to their facebook page. The junior soccer section hold the FA Charter Standard. All junior coaches in all sections are qualified and CRB checked.
YMCA Mini Soccer Academy
The YMCA grass roots football section, we call it the ‘YMCA Mini Soccer Academy,’ is made up of teams from U7, U8, U9 and U10’s. The players come along to develop their skills guided by coaches who hold the ‘UEFA ‘A’ License’, FA Level 2 and Level 1 qualifications, who also hold a FA registration, Emergency Aid and a DBS Certificate (Formally CRB).
The YMCA Academy is building Values and Behaviours within the children that will allow them to enjoy football and help them to progress as individuals, the children enjoy being part of a team environment and being part of a football club.
Our ethos of putting the children at the heart of everything we do is symbolised by our older players getting involved with coaching in the ‘Academy’. It is great to watch the younger members looking up to the older players as role models and, standing on the touchlines supporting them at their games.
We also encourage mixed teams at the Mini Soccer Academy with Boys and Girls playing in the same training sessions and teams, enjoying football together. We have the facilities to enable this to happen in a safe and friendly environment.
The U11 and U12 teams play 9v9, again to help them develop before moving to the full 11v11 game from U13 to our U18’s. Some of our teams have been successful appearing in finals and winning championships, however, the most important thing, here at the YMCA, is we try to build an environment of trust, understanding and honesty by developing a warm, safe and encouraging environment for players and coaches to learn without the fear of failure, for everyone to enjoy the game of association football.
We also promote the Football Associations RESPECT campaign.
Laund Hill is now the base for the Huddersfield Rams Austrailian football team, they play a number of games over the summer, watch out for their fixture list on the Aussie Rules page.
Huddersfield Marathon, half marathon, 5k run and fun run started and finished at Laund Hill on 27th April 2014, the 2019 event date is the 2nd of June.
HD3 Fitness Centre at the YM
Orchard FM Sports Park is also the home of HD3 Fitness Centre. HD3 Fitness boasts a modern, well equipped gym, with a studio that hosts over 30 classes a week ranging from pilates and yoga, through to spinning, zumba and boxercise. See their website www.hd3fitnesscentre.co.uk for more details on classes and memberships.
HD3 Fitness Centre is staffed by professionally, qualified and fully trained instructors who are committed to ensure you receive the best results for you or your team.