Launched in January 2012, Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Soccer Skills Academy is a community football programme run in partnership with Advanced Sports Coaching Ltd – one of the leading sports coaching companies in the south west.

The coaching on offer through the Soccer Skills Academy programme is aimed at boys and girls of all abilities from three year olds through to those in school year 11.

The Soccer Skills Academy offers regular sessions on Monday evenings in Royal Wootton Bassett, as well as football camps during the school holidays.

The emphasis of all sessions is on maximum ball contact time, healthy development, learning new skills (both football and social) and – most importantly of all – having fun.

Through the Soccer Skills Academy, there are opportunities to progress into Royal Wootton Bassett Town's youth section teams – with a particular aim being that the Soccer Skills Academy's early years programmes feed into the club's Under 7s and 8s teams.

There is also the chance for players to progress into the Wiltshire Football Academy system, which Advanced Sports Coaching oversees and which offers playing opportunities in the Junior Premier League.

Monday Evenings

The Soccer Skills Academy run weekly sessions on Monday evenings. These cost £27 per calendar month (or £40 per calendar month for two or more children from the same family).

Session times for Mondays are as follows:

  • Footy Tots (ages 3 to 5): 17:15 to 18:00 at Gerard Buxton Sports Ground (AGP Pitch)
  • School Years 1-2 (Boys and Girls): 17:00 to 18:00 at Gerard Buxton Sports Ground (AGP Pitch)
  • School Years 3-10 (Boys and Girls): 18:00 to 19:00 at Gerard Buxton Sports Ground (AGP Pitch)

Free taster sessions are also regularly available. To apply, please email Nick Bolton at nick@advancedsportscoaching.co.uk.

Holiday Clubs

During each school holiday, the Soccer Skills Academy run football holiday camps, allowing participants to experience a coaching programme across a three- or four-day period.

The holiday camps, which take place at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, are open to boys and girls of all abilities from school reception year through to year 11.

For those players already playing for Royal Wootton Bassett Town or attending the Monday evening Soccer Skills Academy sessions, they are a fantastic opportunity to further develop the skills they have learnt.

They are also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends from other schools, to have fun and to learn new skills through games, competitions and matches.

At the end of the course each participant leaves with a memento of their time at the holiday camp and there are lots of prizes and trophies to be handed out.

The next holiday camps to be run will take place on the following days:

  • Tuesday 15th June to Thursday 29th July
  • Monday 2nd August to Thursday 5th August
  • Monday 23rd August to Thursday 26th August

To book a place on any of these courses please complete the online application form along with the relevant payment on the Advanced Sports Coaching website.

Contact Info

For more information on any of the above sessions please contact Nick Bolton at nick@advancedsportscoaching.co.uk. Please note that all sessions are available on a first come first served basis.

Please note that all sessions and holidays camps are available on a first come first served basis.

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