Oxford United in the Community’ have announced it is running a summer holiday football camp for youngsters to learn new skills and get active.
The charity’s popular courses had been cancelled due to COVID-19 to date, but it is launching a series of sessions at The Oxford Academy school in August as restrictions continue to ease. The courses will be scaled down to support social distancing and therefore the number of places available are limited. Enhanced hygiene regimes will be in place throughout the courses.
Coaches from United’s official charity will be hosting the courses during the summer holidays which are open to boys and girls aged four to 13, of all abilities. Each day usually consists of warm-ups, skills sessions including passing, turning, dribbling, and shooting and mini matches.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “It is great to be able to host some football courses again and we’re looking forward to welcoming youngsters back. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and so we are recommending parents book now to avoid disappointment.
“Like many charities we have been hit hard by COVID-19 and so it is a positive step forward for us to be able to host some courses again and support local families. Normally we would run courses at multiple venues in the summer holidays, but due to the pandemic we are having to rebuild carefully.
“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.
Oxford United in the Community 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.
The courses run from 9am to 3pm five days a week and are £75 per week, or £20 per day and can be booked via:
If you require any further information, please contact Oxford United in the Community via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image used is a library image from a previous summer course