Free half-term football coaching

PUBLISHED: 10:21 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:21 06 February 2015

Boys and girls taking part in an FA Skills training session (pic: Tony Marshall/The FA via Getty Images)

Boys and girls taking part in an FA Skills training session (pic: Tony Marshall/The FA via Getty Images)

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Boys and girls aged five to 11 can benefit from free February half-term holiday football sessions thanks to the FA Skills Programme.

Qualified Skills Coaches are organising fun kickabouts at four venues across Essex, including Barking’s Sporthouse.

FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme which gives five to 11-year-olds of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

It’s based on a unique FA coaching model which provides specialist, age-appropriate coaching for children which is child-centred.

This includes sessions for schools, holiday football coaching and a club coaching programme, all of which are free of charge.

The session at Sporthouse, Lodge Avenue, Barking is on Wednesday February 18 from 10am until 12pm and the contact is Rob O’Brien on 07943 862303.

To book your child’s place, please visit as soon as possible, as spaces are very limited.

If you have any questions, please email FA Skills Team Leader Lauren Phillips at or call 07931) 126809.

All sessions are run by FA specialist qualified coaches.

FA Skills Programme half-term sessions in Essex

Monday February 16, 10am-12pm

St Clere’s School, Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NW

Contact: Jack Thurlow (07903) 753278

Tuesday February 17, 10am-12pm (Session 1) and 1-3pm (Session 2)

Clacton Coastal Academy, Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 8BE

Contact: Simon King (07931) 127345

Wednesday February 18, 10am-12pm

Sporthouse Barking, Lodge Avenue, Barking, RM8 2JR

Contact: Rob O’Brien (07943) 862303

Thursday February 19, 10am-12pm

Chase Lane School, Chase Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 4NB

Contact: Simon King (07931) 127345

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