Activities in the School Holidays

Pompey in the Community is proud to offer dynamic and engaging holiday courses tailored to inspire young budding footballers but also to provide opportunities in our wider Community. With a rich tradition in promoting sportsmanship, skill development, and teamwork, our holiday courses provide a platform for children to thrive on and off the pitch.

Football Coaching Courses

Our commitment to delivering top-tier football coaching is at the heart of our holiday courses. Led by experienced instructors and coaches, participants receive expert guidance to enhance their technical abilities, tactical understanding, and overall performance on the field. Whether beginners or seasoned players, our courses cater to individuals of all skill levels, fostering a supportive environment for growth and improvement.

Our courses are:
Cost: £22 per day
Time: 9am-3pm
For ages: 5-13

(Dates and ages vary depending on course and venue so please check

Girls Courses

Our girls’ courses provide a welcoming and inclusive space for female footballers to thrive. With a focus on skill development, teamwork, and empowerment, these courses empower young girls to excel in the sport they love while fostering a sense of camaraderie and confidence.

Mixed Courses

Our mixed courses offer a diverse and vibrant environment for players of all genders to come together and enjoy the beautiful game. With a balanced blend of skill-building exercises, friendly competition, and fun activities, participants develop their football abilities, lifelong friendships, and memories.

Goalkeeping Courses

For aspiring goalkeepers, we offer specialised goalkeeping sessions designed to hone their skills, improve their reflexes, and enhance their confidence between the sticks. Led by experienced coaches, these sessions provide goalkeepers with the tools they need to excel in their positions and contribute to their team’s success.

Player Visits

In addition to our comprehensive coaching sessions, participants have the exclusive opportunity to interact with professional players from the Portsmouth Football Club. These player visits offer invaluable insights into professional football, inspiring young players to pursue their dreams with dedication and passion.

When do the courses run?

We run holiday activities in each of the school holidays throughout the year.

  • October half-term (one week)
  • Christmas and New Year half-term (usually 3 days depending on the bank holidays)
  • February half-term (one week)
  • Easter half-term (two weeks)
  • Summer holidays (six weeks)


Our football holiday courses are conveniently held at three different locations:

  • The John Jenkins Stadium, Moneyfields Avenue, Portsmouth PO3 6LA
  • Bayhouse School, Gomer Lane, Gosport, PO12 2QP
  • Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester PO19 1SB

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For more information or to register for our holiday courses, please visit:

Free Sessions

HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) Provision

In partnership with Portsmouth City Council, Pompey in the Community is pleased to offer HAF sessions as part of our holiday activities. Ensuring that children have access to nutritious meals during their time with us, we prioritise their well-being both on and off the pitch. Our HAF provision aims to support families on means-tested benefits in our Community by providing a wholesome and nurturing environment for children to learn, play, and grow.

This year, we worked with our Pompey Community Partners Utilita Energy and EFL and EFL Trust partners Smart Energy GB to provide families with information packs on how to reduce their energy bills and access support where needed.

Find out when our next HAF sessions run and if you’re eligible here:

Junior PAN Disability Multi-Sports

With help from funding from the Premier League Charitable Fund, we’re able to run some of our PAN Disability football and multi-sports sessions for free. We want to ensure everyone can access physical activity and opportunities to grow their social and emotional development, which is exactly what our talented and experienced staff offer.

For more information or to register please visit:

Join us at Pompey in the Community, and let’s kick off an exciting journey of football, friendship, and fun!