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Football returns to Arbour Park next week

With grassroots football returning, there's plenty of football activity planned at Arbour Park.

28/03/21


As grassroots football returns next week, Arbour Park will once again be a hive of activity with coaching sessions for children, Walking Football and Wildcats football sessions for girls all planned.

Easter break coaching (ages 6+)

Following the success of previous sessions, we’re pleased to announce that we are running Football Coaching days for children at Arbour Park during the Easter break in April!

Coaching will be delivered by first team players at Slough Town Football Club in a COVID-compliant manner.

The cost of each session is just £25 per child, or book all five sessions for 6-12 year olds for just £110. Registered Slough Town Juniors FC players benefit from a 10% discount.

There are six sessions in total, one for children aged 13+ and five for children aged 6-12:

Tuesday 6 April – 13:00-17:30, age 13+ (no lunch break)
Wednesday 7 April – 10:00-15:00, age 6-12
Thursday 8 April – 10:00-15:00, age 6-12
Wednesday 14 April – 10:00-15:00, age 6-12
Thursday 15 April – 10:00-15:00, age 6-12
Friday 16 April – 10:00-15:00, age 6-12

Places are limited, and we expect these sessions to be extremely popular so don’t delay in booking! Click here to book sessions.

Football coaching – school years 1 & 2

We will be running football coaching sessions for children in school years 1 and 2 over the next three months.

The sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings at Arbour Park (Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY).

The first session will be FREE and takes place on Tuesday 20 April, from 17:30 to 18:30. The next 10 weekly sessions will cost just £50.

To book places, please email Kay Lathey: gensec@sloughtownfc.net.

Coaching will be COVID-compliant and delivered by a DBS checked FA Level 2 qualified coach.

Coaching sessions will include:
• Ball mastery games
• Games to improve ‘ABCs’ (Agility, Balance, Coordination)
• 1v1 and 2v2 games
• Small-sided games to improve confidence on and off the ball

Wildcats

We are pleased to confirm that our Wildcats Centre for girls is coming back to Arbour Park, with the first session taking place on Tuesday 30 March (17:30 - 18:30).

Wildcats is for girls aged 5-12 who want to get involved with football for the very first time or want the opportunity to play with other girls their own age.

At Wildcats, girls are able to play football in a fun and friendly environment which provides the perfect setting for girls to meet new friends, build confidence and stay active.

There are over 1,600 providers that run Wildcats sessions across England and they are all delivered by FA qualified coaches.

The cost per session is just £3. To get involved, contact Kay Lathey (gensec@sloughtownfc.net).

Walking Football

Walking Football returns to Arbour Park on Wednesday mornings (11:00 - 12:00).

Walking Football is a format of the game aimed at encouraging more adults over 50 to play football regularly, but is open to people of all ages. Whether you're completely new to the game or want to play the same technical version of the game at a slower pace - then this could be the format for you!

Walking Football comprises the same rules as standard football, except players are not permitted to run. As a result the game relies less on physical attributes such as speed, power and stamina, and more on accurate passing, good positional play, and strong tactical knowledge.

This format engages an age group that isn’t normally associated with playing the game, but with people living longer and continuing to stay active we'd like to give people the opportunity to re-kindle their playing days, or have a go at something new!

Sessions cost just £3.50. Please contact Kay Lathey (gensec@sloughtownfc.net) to register your interest.

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