The FA Lidl Skills Programme

The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. Across Oxfordshire, we provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.

All of our sessions are open to 5-11 year old boys and girls of all abilities and will allow them to receive expert, age appropriate coaching from the FA Skills coaches in a fun and friendly environment designed to maximise learning and enjoyment. The programme consists of lots of football orientated activities aimed at increasing the standard of football at a grass roots level developing players football skills, confidence, teamwork, decision making and problem solving.

After School Skills Centres

After school Skills Centres are weekly football courses for boys and girls who want to improve their football skills outside of school.  Our FA Skills coaches run after school football coaching courses on the same night each week at a local venue.  Our Skills Centres are listed below:


The Oxford Academy School (outdoor)
Times:  16:00-17:00 (5-11 year olds)

South Oxfordshire

Abbey Sports Centre (indoor)
Times:  16:00-17:00 (5-7 year olds) and 17:00-18:00 (8-11 year olds)

Each FA Skills Centre is priced at £2 per player.  All players must bring suitable footwear and clothing, as well as a water bottle.  Register your place online 


Free Holiday Football Sessions

FA Skills holiday football coaching is perfect for children who want to develop their football ability and also if they just want to have some fun during the holidays.  We welcome boys and girls aged 5-11 years of all abilities to our football coaching sessions, where they can learn new skills, develop their techniques and have lots of fun.

Find our holiday sessions online

Oxfordshire FA Charter Standard clubs, who would like to receive support over the current season, or would be interested in hosting a holiday course, should contact Oxfordshire FA on 01993 894404.

For more information on the FA Skills Programme, and to book your child's place please visit The FA Skills Website


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