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Football Sessions

With our new Football Development Officer, Samuel Smith we are working on a number of football activities for students and the local community. For further updates and information please follow us on Twitter @HopwoodArena. Alternatively, please contact us directly:


Hopwood Hall Saturday Soccer School provides boys and girls aged 5 to 12 the opportunity to develop their football skills in a safe, fun and sociable environment. Sessions will be held in the indoor sports halls at our Middleton campus. The first session is FREE and then only £3 per session.

Beginners: Ages 5-7, 9:30am - 10:30am

development: Ages 8-12, 10.40am – 11.40am

• Run by FA qualified football coaches.

• The coach to child ratio will be kept a maximum 1:12 ratio to maximise individual attention, participation and development.

• A fun environment which encourages the children to take part, enjoy themselves and make friends.

• Sessions aimed at developing the fundamental movements through playing football with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity.

• Focus on developing ball skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling & control.

• Pathways and support to find and join local clubs.


Looking for a casual kick about?
JUST PLAY! 18+, 17:30pm - 18:30pm

Just Play is for anyone who wants a game of football without the fuss. Casual, inclusive, informal fun. If you fancy a game. Just play! Sign up on the link below and let us take care of the rest.

Looking to showcase your skills?
LEISURE LEAGUES: 18+, 19:30pm-21:30pm

We have teamed up with Leisure Leagues to host a community league on Monday evenings. Starting Monday the 13th May, 2019. 19.30pm-21.30pm at the 3G. For further info please contact Leisure Leagues: Tel. 03331 232340


We have a community partnership with Bridge Juniors Football Club who lead an accessible football sessions open for adults and children.

Under 16’s
17:00pm - 18:00pm on Monday evenings at the Sports Arena, Kick-Pitch.

Ages 16+
17:00pm - 18:00pm on Monday evenings at the Sports Arena, Hall A.