We are based at Hillside Avenue Primary School in Norwich (NR7 0QW) but are independent from the school and welcome girls and boys from all schools in the local area in the Under 6 to Under 11 age groups.


The club's philosophy is to get as many children involved in football, regardless of their ability, sex or nationality.


We are not a "win-at-all-costs" club but seek to strike a balance between being competitive and providing opportunity to all. And above all else, we want our players to enjoy themselves on the pitch.


We have several teams competing in a variety of leagues and competitions from Under 6s up to Under 11s, so our players are given plenty of opportunities to play.


Hillside Rovers is an FA Charter Standard Club. The FA Charter Standard Programme, supported by McDonald's, is the FA's accreditation scheme and is awarded to clubs adjudged by the FA to be well-run and sustainable that prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the FA's Respect programme.


In accordance with our FA Chartered Club status, Hillside Rovers takes Child Welfare very seriously. All coaches and helpers must undertake a CRC check before they can work with the children at the club and coaches will undertake the FA Level One coaching course, including a module on child safeguarding, before they can lead coaching sessions.

The club has a dedicated and qualified Child Welfare Officer whose responsibility is to ensure a safe environment, promoting equality and an organisation free from bullying. We work with the FA locally and encourage all parents to promote the FA Respect code of conduct. Coaches are encouraged to give guidance to parents and children on fair and respectable behaviour. If you are concerned about anything regarding child welfare then please contact the Child Welfare Officer, Ian Grange (iangrange82@gmail.com).

FA Club Affiliation Number: LYN00054 - Registered Charity Number: 1114621


Our training and home games generally take place at Hillside Avenue Primary and Nursery School, Norwich, NR7 0QW.


As a club, we are grateful to every one of our sponsors; the funding they provide us is invaluable.

If you are interested in sponsoring a team at Hillside Rovers then please get in touch with our secretary, Peter Zimmermann (peter.zimmerman@ntlworld.com).


We welcome girls and boys from all schools in the local area in the Under 6 to Under 11 age groups, regardless of ability. Training is usually on Saturday mornings from 9:30am until 11:00 am on the playing fields at Hillside Avenue Primary School.

If you are interested in joining Hillside, get in touch with the relevant contact for your child's age group (click the below link) or alternatively please feel free to email the club secretary, Pete Zimmerman, on peter.zimmerman@ntlworld.com.

Season fees are £60 for Under 6s and 7s and £85 for Under 8s, 9s, 10s and 11s. There are also additional match fees throughout the season.


Year Group Coaches and Contacts

Our teams and contact details for the 2019/20 season are:

Under 7's: Matt Dawson (matt.dawson8@googlemail.com)

Under 8s Panthers: Danny Thomas (canarydan23@gmail.com)

Under 8s Pumas: Graham Tate (graham.j.tate@hotmail.com)

Under 9s Pumas: Dave Mulligan (drmulligan@gmail.com) & Darrel McIntosh

Under 9s Panthers: Nick Ansell, Matt Raven (dynamatt23@hotmail.com), & Ian Hurrell (ianhurrell88@gmail.com)

Under 10s Lions: Ian Grange (iangrange82@gmail.com)

Under 11s Pumas: Paul Riches (paul@sharpsredmore.co.uk)

Under 11s Tigers: Mark Hallam & Chris Bailey

Under 11s Lions: Peter Zimmerman (peter.zimmerman@ntlworld.com), Garvan Foan (garvanfoan@gmail.com) & Duncan Smith



Dave Elvin


Danny Thomas

Vice Chairman

Peter Zimmerman


Matt Dawson


Ian Grange

Child Welfare Officer