We're offering FREE Professional Football Coaching from two qualified coaches across our parks!

Are you a goalie, a striker, a defender or just a massive fan of football? Either way, Bend it like Beckham with our fantastic FREE Football Coaching sessions if you’ve booked with us! Kids and grown-ups can enjoy learning football tricks and skills from our professional coaches or play just for fun!

Football Coaching at Away Resorts


The sessions are run by two qualified football coaches – Sean Bates and Rob Larcombe who will help improve ball skills, teach tactical moves and play the beautiful game.

So what’s involved in our sessions? We engage in warm-up sessions, teach the rules on the pitch and improve various football techniques and skills whilst having fun. The sessions are also include:

– Introduction to session and coaches –
– Dribbling skills –
– Defending techniques –
– Short passing drills –
– Shooting drills –
– Football match –
– Cool Down –
Football Coaching at Away Resorts

AFC Bournemouth Coaching at Sandy Balls

This summer, Sandy Balls Holiday Village is teaming up with Premier League club AFC Bournemouth (the Cherries) to offer youngsters a chance to take part in their fantastic soccer schools.

Run by their community coaches the soccer schools will take place at Sandy Balls Holiday Village and provide a great opportunity for 5 to 12 year olds to learn some brilliant ball skills from the professionals including dribbling, passing and shooting. Plus, there will also be fun games, challenges and matches to look forward to.

Football Coaching with AFC Bournemouth

When and where is it?

Our Football Coaching is happening at the following parks:

23rd May – Tattershall Lakes

25th May – Whitecliff Bay

1st June –Mersea Island

30th May – Barmouth Bay

30th July to 27th August Sandy Balls

How to book?

To book your session please call 01442 508 850, select your chosen park and let our holiday hero know how many spaces you would like to book and the name of the participants.

Football session information

Session 1 – 10:00 – 12:00 5/8 year olds

Maximum Capacity – 30 participants (with parent/guardian presence) per session.

Session 2 – 13:00 – 15:00 9/12 year olds

Maximum Capacity – 30 participants (with parent/guardian present or signed in) per session

Session 3 – 16:00 – 18:00 13/17 year olds

Maximum Capacity – 30 participants (with parent/guardian signing in)

What else do I need to know?

  • The coaches will arrive on park at 09:00 to set up the equipment in readiness for the session starting at 10:00.
  • Lesson plans will be brought with the coaches on the day and we will forward you a copy of this pre-arrival.
  • Risk Assessments will be carried out on the day of the session; however, we will forward you a session RA pre-arrival.
  • There will be Awards of Achievement and Recognition presented following the session by the coaches. Awards and Certificates will be brought by the coaches.
  • Park teams have booking and medical forms

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