Sports clubs for children in Didcot

With the easing of lockdown many parents are keen to encourage their children to join sports clubs. Read on for a selection of sports clubs in Didcot:

1. Didcot Casuals Football Club

Advertised as football for everyone. Children can join Rising Stars at age 3-6, progressing through to Rookies for age 7-10. There are also dedicated girls only sessions for 5-9 year olds. Junior and youth teams play in the Oxford Mail Youth Football League and the Oxford Mail Girls Football League. The club  trains at Brasenose Park, and also plays matches at Aureus School. Further details on the website.

2. Didcot Community Tennis

Didcot’s tennis club has recently moved onto the new courts at Great Western Park. The club offers year round tennis coaching sessions in Didcot for children aged 4-17 (and adults as well). The coaching plan costs £28 per month and offers weekday and weekend class options. Further details on the website.

3. BSWK Karate and Karate Kids

If you fancy learning a martial art BSWK offer  karate classes for children (and adults) aged 5+. Sessions run on Mondays in Didcot, and on Wednesdays at Harwell Village Hall  Email bswk@hotmail.co.uk for details or check out the Facebook page.

4. Didcot Minis and Juniors Rugby

The junior section of Didcot RUFC offers tag rugby for those aged 5-8 years, minimal contact junior touch rugby for children aged 8-13 and transitional contact rugby for 9+ years. Training is at Boundary Park, usually on a Sunday morning for those in the mini and junior sections. Further details on the website.

5. Didcot Cricket Club

Another club based at Boundary Park. The youngest team covers children in school years 3 and 4 (under 9s)  who train on a Friday night. Children can move onto the U11, U13, U15 and U19 teams. Training is generally on a Friday night, matches are played on Sunday mornings, Monday evenings andThursdays (depending on age groups). Further details on the website.

6. SMAF Oxford

SMAF offer confidence building martial arts for all age groups. Starting with SMAF Ninja classes for 4-7 year olds, 8-15 year olds children progress to juniors. There are dedicated kickboxing and self defence classes for those aged 16+. Located on Harrier Park, Southmead Industrial Estate. Further info on the website.

7. HHYFC Soccer School

The Harwell and Hendred Youth Football Club offers fun soccer coaching for 4-10 year olds on Saturday mornings at Boundary Park. Football teams, from age 8 upwards, play in the Oxford Mail leagues. Further details here.

If you’d like me to add your Didcot based sports club to the list, please message me via Facebook or send an email to indidcot@gmail.com.

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