CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES ARE A HUGE SUCCESS
Our three day pre-Christmas activities were very well attended with children from the age of 4 to 14 enjoying a fun mix of sports and dance/drama. With Football, Tennis, Cricket, Dodgeball, Pickleball and a production of Elf the musical it was a great way to keep the young ones active and busy in the lead up to the big day.
Our next activities will take place during the February half term.
Dates for Sports Camps 2024
- Dates for Sports Camps 2024
- February half term: February 12 to 15
- Easter: April 8 to 12
- Whit May 27 to 31
Summer (4 weeks)
- July 22-26
- July 29-August 2
- August 19-23
- August 27-30
We have a fantastic Sports Hall on site with Football (Wednesdays) sessions for children in there during the winter months (outdoors from Easter).
5.00pm – 6.00pm –Walking Football for Men & Women over 40
£3.00 per session outdoors on the Astro.
(See report & link below)
Wednesday junior Football has now finished and starting 22nd November Pickleball for adults and teens is in the hall 4.50 to 5.50pm. (see poster)
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is best described as a cross between Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis. It’s fast paced and great fun to play. Sessions are held every Wednesday in the sports hall with Mr Wise and cost £3 per week. To book just email him at email@example.com
Mondays & Fridays 5.00pm to 6.00pm (Outdoors year round on the Astro pitch).
Walking Football made its debut on the 18th of January 2016 at St Joseph’s School with the first session held in the old Sports Hall.
Primarily aimed at the over 40’s and designed to use the skills of the game but at a slower pace it really is a great Sport to play.
Having led the first session Sports Development Officer David Wise said “The idea of playing the game at walking pace is strange but it really is a good work out as you need to be passing and moving all the time”. “Tactics play a much larger part and the skill levels remain high as well”.
“In fact, it would be a good idea if children played this way in training as it really encourages players to keep the ball down and play the game properly”. We now train 2 times a week at St Joseph’ on Mondays and Friday sat 5pm to 6pm and have 50 players signed up.
St Joseph’s have 2 teams operating in the Cumberland FA county league. The teams have also won the county cup for the past 4 years and qualified for the 2019 FA People’s Cup regional finals in Manchester where we played against Bolton, Blackpool and Manchester City.
Sessions cost £3 each. Anyone wanting to book a place should contact David on 07742547767 or alternatively just turn up! All you need is sporty clothing and trainers.
For more info on this amazing game please visit https://www.walkingfootballunited.co.uk/
ST JOSEPH’S SPORTS DEVELOPMENT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Mr Wise now has a dedicated YouTube channel for his activities. On here you can see Waling Football in action along with many other Sporty things. Please take a look at the link below:
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