Albion soccer schools in the half-term holidays

Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s official charity is holding a series of soccer schools.

Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s official charity is holding a series of soccer schools across Sussex in the forthcoming half-term holidays.

Albion in the Community (AITC) has been running local holiday football clubs for the last 25 years and young people benefit from fully-qualified expert coaches.

Sites this year include Brighton, Hassocks, Worthing, Eastbourne, Battle, Bexhill, and Steyning.

The soccer schools are open to boys and girls aged from five to 14; prices start at £23 a day - with a 10% sibling discount available for families with more than one child attending. Two-day courses are £39.

All sessions are run by AITC coaches and the emphasis is on learning new skills while having fun. There are also courses aimed specifically at goalkeepers.

Dave Green, the charity’s football development manager, said: “Our courses are always lots of fun. We want people to have a great time, make new friends and improve their football skills, whatever their ability.”

Courses, which run from 10am until 3pm, are being held at the following venues and dates:

Brighton: October 29-30 - Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road;

Hove: October 26-27 - Blatchington Mill School, Nevill Avenue;

Haywards Heath: October 26 - Bolnore Village Primary School, Bolnore;

Hassocks: October 27-28 - Hassocks Sports Centre, Dale Avenue, (including goalkeepers);

Lindfield: October 29-30 - Blackthorns and Lindfield Schools, Blackthorns Close;

Billingshurst: October 26-27 - Plaistow and Kirdford Primary Schools;

Worthing: October 26-28 - Thomas A Becket Middle School, Glebeside Avenue, (including goalkeepers);

Southbourne: October 29-30 - Southbourne Junior School, New Road.

Steyning: October 29-30 - Shooting Field;

Battle: October 29-30 - Claverham Community College, North Trade Road, (including goalkeepers);

Bexhill: October 28 - Bexhill United, The Polegrove, Brockley Road;

Eastbourne: October 29-30 - Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way;

Northiam: October 26-27 - Frewen College, Brickwall;

Uckfield: October 26-27 - UCTC, Downsview Crescent.

For more information, telephone 01273 878277 or email

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