Saturday Skills Sessions

As part of its community football offering Royal Wootton Bassett Town offers FREE coaching sessions on Saturday mornings during school term time.

Open for boys and girls of all abilities aged 4-13, these take place on the state-of-the-art AGP pitch at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground between 9 and 10am.

All attendees need to bring boots, shin pads, a drink and weather appropriate clothing.

The club originally introduced free skills sessions in September 2012 after the club had its Football Legacy Fund (FLF) application accepted by the FA National Youth Council.

And in 2018 the community football sessions received the prestigious Wiltshire FA Community Project of the Year in the inaugural FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Award.

For more information about the Saturday Skills Sessions please contact the club's Community Football Officer Mark Ellis.

SSE Wildcats Girls' Football

Alongside its Saturday Skills Session, Royal Wootton Bassett Town also hosts an SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre.

The sessions, open to all girls aged 5 to 11, run weekly on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10am on the AGP pitch at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground.

All attendees need to bring boots, shin pads, a drink and weather appropriate clothing.

The FA and SSE launched the Wildcats Girls' Football initiative to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football. SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment. Over 1,400 centres have now been established nationwide.

For more information about the SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre please contact Samantha Wood.

Goalkeeper Coaching

The club also offers free goalkeeper coaching sessions to its youth section members. These take place on the AGP pitch (Pitch A) at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm.

Sessions are open to any current youth section members who play in goal, or are interested in playing the position.

All attendees need to bring goalkeeper gloves, boots, shin pads, a drink and weather appropriate clothing.

Separate sessions are run for goalkeepers in the Under 6 to 11 age groups and Under 12 to 16 age groups, with age groups rotating on a weekly basis.

In the next four weeks, sessions for each of the two groups will be held on the following dates:

  • 26th October: Under 6-11
  • 2nd November: Under 12-16

For more information about the goalkeeper coaching sessions please contact either Mark Francis or Mark Cooper.

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