Winchester gets ready for October half-term

Press Release: 08/10/2015


Children from across the Winchester District will be given the opportunity to take part in a number of free football sessions this October half-term with a final tournament taking place at the end of the week.

The three days of coaching will take place in a number of venues across the Winchester district on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October ending with a tournament at the Winchester Sports Stadium on Friday 30 October. This will take place from 12 noon and 4pm and will see teams from each area compete and showcase the skills that they have learnt throughout the week.

The morning and afternoon sessions are aimed at children aged between six and 16 based around fun skill games and matches. The partnership project is run by Winchester City Council’s Sport & Physical Activity Team, Arsenal Soccer Schools and local community groups. Children who wish to attend these half-term football sessions can download forms online from the sports pages of and bring them along to their first session.

Cllr Frank Pearson, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health & Wellbeing, said:

These football sessions are a great way for young people to keep active in their local community and make new friends. It is fantastic that we are able to offer free coaching and I hope to see a high level of participation throughout the week.

Sessions will take place at the following venues on Tuesday 27 October, Wednesday 28 October and Thursday 29 October:

Highcliffe & Winnall – Winchester Sports Stadium (SO23 0QA) 9am-10.30am
Bishop’s Waltham – Priory Park (SO32 1SQ) 9am-10.30am
Colden Common – Colden Common Recreation Ground (SO21 1UU) 9am-10.30am

Stanmore – Somers Close Recreation Ground (SO22 4EJ) 11am-12.30pm
Whiteley – Meadowside Leisure Centre (PO15 7LJ) 11.15am-12.45pm
Compton – Attwood Drove Playing Fields (SO21 2AY) 11am-12.30pm

King’s Worthy – Eversley Park (SO23 7NJ) 1.30pm-3pm
Knowle – Knowle Village Playing Fields (PO17 5GR) 1.30pm-3pm
Micheldever – Warren Hall (SO21 3AR) 2pm-3.30pm

Weeke – St Matthews Playing Field (SO22 6BX) 3.30pm-5pm
Denmead – KGCV Playing Fields (PO7 6EH) 4pm-5.30pm
Alresford – Perins School All Weather Pitch (SO24 9BS) 4.30pm-6pm

A tournament day will take place at Winchester Sports Stadium on Friday 30 October (SO23 0QA) 12 noon – 4pm. For more details please visit or for any enquiries please contact Calum Drummond on 01962 848329.