Holiday camps initiative from football partners


Agility, balance and coordination is a focus at the sessions run by Easington Sports and Oxford United in the Community

A series of football holiday camps through August is the latest initiative to come from the partnership between Easington Sports FC and Oxford United in the Community.   The club on Addison Road became partners with Oxford United’s official charity in March.

The holiday camps will run at Easington Sports’ base from Monday to Friday on the weeks commencing 2nd August, 9th August and 23rd August.   One lucky participant will win tickets to an Oxford United home match and a new season OUFC replica shirt.

The sessions will be packed with fun activities and are suitable for all children aged 4 to 13. The programme, designed by a qualified team of coaches from both partners, teaches 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, with all activities compliant with all regulations in force.

All Oxford United in the Community and Easington Sports FC coaches are FA qualified and have up to date safeguarding, first aid training and criminal record checks in place.

Children will need to bring their own football kit, including shin-pads, boots, trainers, lunch and drinks. Plenty of fluids is essential for children as the weather warms up.

Pricing is £25 for a single day or £75 for a full five-day week.

Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “It is great to finally announce these holiday camps with our partners Easington Sports FC. We’ve done lots of work together since March and this programme of holiday camps is a major step for the partnership, which is going from strength to strength.

“Our joint sessions are designed to keep children active and provide a boost to their wellbeing through football-based challenges that develop life skills including teamwork and communication. We really look forward to seeing everyone this summer in Banbury.”

Jamie Hunter, Youth Chairman and Club Secretary at Easington Sports FC, said “We are delighted to be offering our camps in partnership with Oxford United in the Community. Our previous camps have been a great success and this proposal is another step in offering community-related activities for the people of Banbury, in partnership with OUitC”.

Place can be booked here.

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