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A packed summer of sport and activity-based programmes will be delivered by our team of friendly and engaging coaches this summer!

Whether your child is mad for football, loves their cricket or has a creative flair for art, our Holiday and Activity Fund (HAF) supported activities and summer programmes are the perfect way to keep them busy, entertained and healthy.

So, if your child is aged four to 16 and you want them to get the most out of the long summer holidays, keep reading and learn about the options for children of all sporting levels to enjoy!

Holiday and Activity Fund

Backed by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford, we are proud to deliver HAF in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council.

It allows children who receive free school meals to attend our holiday camps for free, where they will receive a nutritious packed lunch in addition to a range of engaging multi-sport activities.

It’s an opportunity for participants of all ages to develop key life skills such as teamwork and communication completely free of charge! HAF will be delivered across Oxfordshire until August 26 in Oxford, Bicester, East Hendred and Witney.

More information on Summer Holiday Camps  

Football Development Centre

Our Football Development Centre is open to boys and girls with teams operating from U7s right up to U16s.

Sessions focus on developing football techniques and tactics and are designed to support children who are already confident players. If you’re new to football, we’re offering a free taster session!

The sessions take place throughout the week and are just £6 each when booking for a whole term.

More information about our Football Development Centre

Girls Only! Football camps

Perhaps your daughter has been inspired watching the Lionesses compete in the UEFA Women’s Euro?

If so, we will be running our ‘Girls Only!’ Football Camps this summer from Monday, August 1, until Friday, August 19. The sessions are perfect for players of all abilities between the ages of five to 15.

Led by our fantastic team of female staff, this camp will be fun and active! Sessions are priced £25 per day for a 9am-3pm session or £20 per day for a 9am-1pm session. Best of all, they are free to any child who is eligible to receive free school meals!

More information on Girls Only! Football Camp 

Cricket camps

Football isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! It’s why we’ve partnered with East and West Hendred Cricket Club to deliver a Sport Cricket Camp this summer!

The camp is open to children aged 9-13 and will take place from Monday, August 8, until Friday, August 12 at East and West Hendred CC.

The camp is suitable for all abilities and will include a packed timetable of activities including Diamond Cricket, designed to keep kids moving and develop cricket skills, sky-high and crazy catching, and shot-specific drills – to name a few!

Sessions run from 9am-3pm, and cost £25 for the day or £90 for the full five days – or free with HAF! More information on Cricket Camp

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