Oxford United’s charity restarts football sessions across county

OXFORD United’s official charity has launched a series of Covid-save football sessions across the county.

After school clubs hosted by Oxford United in the Community start at Long Wittenham Primary School, near Didcot, Radley Primary School and Windmill Primary School in Headington this week.

Meanwhile, skills centres at Bicester Leisure Centre and Witney Artificial Turf Pitch begin next Wednesday.

The sessions, for boys and girls aged four to 13, teach new football skills and techniques, while coaching staff also focus on developing agility, balance, and coordination.

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Spaces on the courses are limited and each coach will work in a bubble of 15 children to comply with coronavirus restrictions.

Chris Lowes, head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “The safety of children and their parents or carers must come first, and we have carefully adapted all of our programmes to ensure they are delivered in a COVID-19 secure environment.

“There has never been a more important time to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and our sessions are designed to help children keep active and well.”

Visit officialsoccerschools.co.uk/oxfordunited for more information.