Children looking to develop new football skills in a fun and supportive environment are being encouraged to sign-up to Oxford United in the Community’s half-term holiday camps.
The football club’s official charity will operate three camps for children of all abilities aged 4-13 and 4-15 at The Oxford Academy in Littlemore and Easington Sports Football Club in Banbury between Monday, February 21, and Friday, February 25.
The fun programmes teach new football skills and techniques while focusing on the development of agility, balance and coordination. All abilities are welcome with the emphasis on the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all children.
Sessions are being delivered at both venues as part of Oxford United in the Community’s commitment to providing every person aged ‘two to 92’ living in the county with a positive connection to the football club.
Chris Lowes, Head of the Charity, said: “Our flagship half-term holiday camps are a fantastic way for children to stay active, make new friends, boost their wellbeing and learn new skills via team-based challenges and activities.
“We’re grateful to The Oxford Academy and Easington Sports FC for their continued support by allowing us to host our popular programme of half-term activities which help players of all abilities reach their full potential.
“The camps are a real highlight among our experienced and qualified coaches who enjoy engaging with participants and helping them overcome challenges through the power of teamwork, communication and listening.
“We can only offer a limited number of spaces, so we advise parents to book on via our website in advance to avoid disappointment.”
The three half-term camps organised by Oxford United in the Community this February half term are:
The Oxford Academy half-term camp
- Monday, February 21 until Thursday, February 24. 9am – 3pm. Suitable for children of all playing abilities aged 4-13.
- The Oxford Academy’s Dome and Sports Hall will be used, so children should bring indoor trainers as well as appropriate 3G footwear.
Easington Sports FC half-term camp
- Tuesday, February 22 until Thursday, February 24. 9am – 3pm. Suitable for children of all playing abilities aged 4-13.
- This is an indoor camp and will take place in the sports hall only each day.
The Oxford Academy girls only taster day
- Friday, February 25. 9am – 3pm. Suitable for girls of all abilities aged 4-15.
- The Oxford Academy Dome will be used for this session, so participants should bring indoor trainers.
All Oxford United in the Community coaches are FA qualified and have up to date safeguarding, first aid training and CRC checks.
Children must bring their own bottle of water and a healthy packed lunch each day and arrive between 8.45am and 9am each morning to sign-in. They are also required to wear clothing suitable for physical activity and football, including shinpads, boots, t-shirt and shorts.
Spaces are available on a first come, first served, basis.
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and helps inspire people to live happier and healthier lives in better connected communities using the power of football.
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