Oxford United in the Community is hosting Easter half-term holiday courses for budding young footballers to learn new skills and get active.
Boys and girls aged four to 14 are invited to the specialist sessions which are tailored for children of all abilities. Each day usually consists of warm ups, skills sessions including passing, turning, dribbling and shooting and mini-matches.
The courses are being held at three locations: The Oxford Academy, Crowmarsh Recreation Ground and Cumnor Recreation Ground.
The courses are for boys and girls and there is also one for girls only at the Oxford Academy. Both courses are for children aged between the ages of 4 and 13 and are all about having fun while learning a few new skills.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “Our school holiday football courses grow in popularity among parents and children every year. The Half Term courses were very busy so we’re recommending parents book the Easter courses now to avoid disappointment.
“The courses are structured for children to have fun and improve their skills in a nurturing and safe environment. They are delivered as part of the charity’s commitment to support active and healthy lifestyles among youngsters in Oxfordshire.”
The school holiday football camps aim to develop respect, sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork in a fun environment. All the coaches are FA qualified and have up to date safeguarding, first aid training and CRC checks. Children need to bring their own football kit, including shin-pads, boots, trainers, plus lunch and drinks.
The sessions will all take place between 9am and 3pm from Monday April 8th to Friday April 12th.
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It has launched a Dream Big fund-raising campaign to help it help more people in the community.
The charity helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education. The charity’s coaching staff deliver programmes in nursery and primary schools across Oxfordshire.
They are qualified not only in football coaching, but in teaching interventions including Real PE, which focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.
All participants will need to bring their own kit, packed lunch and drinks.
The courses are £75 for the whole week, or £20 per session and can be booked via:
If you require any further information, please contact Oxford United in the Community via: firstname.lastname@example.org