Oxford United in the Community’s Easter Holiday Camps are back!

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18th March 2021

Sports-mad youngsters looking to develop new skills are being invited to attend Oxford United in the Community’s COVID-19 secure Easter holiday camps.

Hosted at The Oxford Academy, the football club’s official charity will deliver two camps during the Easter break. They will take place on the bottom 3G training pitch at The Oxford Academy from 9am until 3pm. The first camp will run between Tuesday, April 6, and Friday, April 9 with the second camp beginning on Monday, April 12, and concluding on Friday, April 16.

The fun programmes, which are suitable for children aged 4 to 13, teach new football skills and techniques while focusing on the development of agility, balance and coordination. The emphasis is on the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all children.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spaces on both programmes are limited and subject to change. Under current restrictions, one coach can work in a bubble of 15 children, though this is subject to change.

Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said the safety of children and their families will be of paramount importance.

He added: “We have missed delivering our school holiday camps to the children we regularly work with across Oxfordshire and are looking forward to returning.

“As always, the safety of children and their parents or carers will come first, and we have carefully adapted all our sessions to ensure they are delivered in a COVID-19 secure environment.

“This does mean that spaces for next month’s Easter camps are limited and are available on a first come first served basis only. As temperatures outside begin to warm up and the country gradually eases itself out of lockdown restrictions, there has never been a more important time to get outdoors and be active.

“Our sessions are designed to keep children active and provide a boost to their wellbeing through the power of football and team challenges. Because spaces are limited, we would advise parents to book on via our website in advance.

“We’ve had a great response to sessions so far and look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks’ time.”

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 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. Last year it engaged with over 2,500 people in Oxfordshire.

To book onto one of Oxford United in the Community’s Easter holiday camps, please visit: Easter Camps 2021 | Events | Oxford United in the Community (ouitc.org)