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Football Sessions

With our new Football Development Officer, Sam 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.


Hopwood Hall Saturday Soccer Schools offer 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 and run from 9.30am - 11.40am. The first session is FREE and then only £3 per session.

Beginners: Ages 3-4, 9:30am - 10:30am

Intermediate: Ages 5-7, 9:30am - 10.30am | 10.40am - 11.40am

Advanced: Ages 8-10, 9:30am - 10.30am | 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.


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 pitch - Middleton campus.


We have a community partnership with Bridge Juniors Football Club who lead an accessible football session open to anyone aged 16+. 5pm - 6pm on Monday evenings at the Hopwood Sports Arena, Hall A - Middleton campus.