Herlingshaw Centre

Two boys playing football

The Herlingshaw Centre is a multi-sports facility run by MFC Foundation, located in the heart of the local community in South Bank. The centre has accommodated over 10,000 visitors this year, due to the first class facilities that are available, the programmes that are held at the facility, and also the quality customer service provided.

The centres facilities include; 3G 7-a-side indoor pitch, three outdoor grass pitches and a full size outdoor 3G pitch, as well as function rooms and a classrooms.

In 2015, a newly-refurbished outdoor 3G pitch was unveiled. George Friend was joined by the Deputy Mayor for Redcar and Cleveland, Neil Bendelow, and former MFC Foundation Chair of Trustees Stewart Smith for the official opening.

George Friend commented on the facility: “I love the new pitch! It’s great that the Foundation now has such a superb facility. It’s a professional standard, and hopefully the local community can come and play like professionals on it! It is an amazing bit of equipment and I look forward to coming down during the season and seeing people using it and enjoying themselves.”

The Herlingshaw Centre is utilised for a variety of MFC Foundation’s projects including bi-weekly futsal training sessions, school tournaments, holiday courses and the Youth Employment Initiative programme. The centre is also available for public use, and a number of teams and clubs already use the facilities for training. There are football sessions, leagues and tournaments taking place every day of the week.

The state-of-the-art pitches are available for casual hire at competitive rates, and more families than ever are choosing to book our children’s’ party packages and attend the Early Starters football sessions.

The Herlingshaw Centre is open sevens day a week from 8.30am-10.00pm weekdays, 08.00am-4.00pm Saturdays and 08.00am-10.00pm Sundays.

To hear the latest from the Herlingshaw Centre please follow MFC Foundation on Facebook and Twitter otherwise for more information on bookings please call 01642 282128 or email Michael.mackin@mfcfoundation.co.uk.

Stepping Up: Transition Questions Answered

We are delighted to share with you a transitional support booklet which has been designed by our dedicated transition team via the Stepping Up project.

The booklet will help students explore any anxieties, queries or concerns they have regarding their secondary school transition, as well as support them in developing a structured toolkit of strategies to help with this.

This is available for all schools and is free of charge. To sign up and retrieve your pack, complete with school/trust logo, please contact our Stepping Up Coordinator Steven Bell at steven.bell@mfcfoundation.co.uk

That’s also the e-mail to use for further information on the programme.

But before you do that, please follow the link below to watch a video with a young girl called Lola.

Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be a daunting experience, with many questions asked as youngsters take what can be a scary trip into the unknown. These may be Lola’s questions, they could just as easily be yours. They are all answered answered by our Stepping Up coaches.

MFC Foundation are the pioneers of the Stepping Up Transition project.

Stepping Up: Questions Answered