Birlow Knights Academy

Telephone 07830 379 180

Summer School


Dates for October 2016 holidays: –

  • Monday 31st October 2016 to Friday 4th November 2016

The venue for the above camp is: –

  • Bispham Junior Football Federation, Carr Road, Bispham FY5 3AG – 9am – 4:30pm*

How do we book and pay for our child’s place?

You can book online by clicking the Book Now button at the right of this page or by completing a form and sending it, along with your payment to: –

  • Birlow Knights Academy, 44 Buckley Crescent, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 1RH

Please do not send cash through the post. Cheques are acceptable if received 5 days prior to the commencement of your chosen date(s).  A £10 deposit of each week booked must be made to ensure your child’s place has been reserved. Cash payments are accepted on the first day of attendance for any balances outstanding.

Birlow Knights Academy Holiday Schemes.

These are without doubt one of our most popular & rewarding events we run, with in excess of 2800 players having experienced the Birlow Knights Academy philosophy through these courses to date. These courses are designed with fun at its heart, partnered with the opportunity to practice & develop an array of football techniques through practical drills, exercises & game situations. Small sided games constructed into a tournament, creating an exciting & enjoyable theme for every course. Football related competitions & energetic games run throughout each course, providing opportunities for players to win awards including Most Improved Player, Player of the Week, and Penalty King.

Our Soccer School hours differ at each venue.  Our Bispham camps run from 9am to 4:30 pm with our Penwortham Camps running from 9am to 3pm.  Early drop offs and late pick ups are available at an additional charge of £2.50 per half hour.  The maximum early or late pick up period is one hour prior to, or post the advertised start or finish time.

Where are the Holiday Scheme’s Held?

All our Blackpool based holiday courses are held at Bispham Junior Football Federation.  With an indoor 3g pitch, ample changing facilities, a snack bar and surrounded by Whiteholme Playing Fields there is no better venue to be had.

Our Preston camps are held at Penwortham Priory Academy High School.  With large well drained pitches, indoor gym area for ball manipulation work and ample changing facilities, the venue is a great environment for progressing a players ability.

What ages are taken on the Holiday Scheme?

We take children (boys and girls) from the age of 4 up to and including 14 years at our Bispham site and children (boys and girls) 8 to 14 at our Penwortham Venue.  Our participants are then split into age appropriate and or level appropriate coaching groups.  We recognise that children develop at different rates and our policy is there to enable this to happen.  For many of our participants, we are their first experience in the world of football and as such it is our mission to make their time with us fun, safe and educational.

What sort of things will the participants be doing?

With the many years of coaching and playing experience our coaching staff have we’ve developed a vast array of fun games, exercises and drills to help players learn the techniques and skills  required to catapult them into the playing arena.  With coaches coming from a Premiership Academy background we also utilise many of the secret tips, touches, turns and techniques usually only available to players from Academy’s.  This is why, in the past, we’ve have Premier League player’s children sent to us as they know that their children will be in the best possible care and learning the correct things in the correct ways from the best coaches available.

Does Birlow Knights Academy have any links with professional Clubs?

As our courses are coached by Premier League Academy Development Coaches we have an unprecedented chance to arrange trials for any player who shows exceptional ability.  We also have links with Championship Clubs.

What is the cost of the Holiday Scheme – Bispham Campus

You can book onto any of our camps for single days or by week.  The cost for a full day at our Bispham Campus is £13 with a full five day course being just £50.  Our pricing structure is designed to make our services as affordable as possible whilst ensuring that the quality of coaching remains the highest on the Fylde coast.

What is the cost of the Holiday Scheme – Penwortham Priory Academy Campus

You can book onto any of our camps for single days or by week.    A full day is £15 with a full five day course being just £60.  Our pricing structure is designed to make our services as affordable as possible whilst ensuring that the quality of coaching remains the highest throughout the Preston & District area.

How do I book my child’s place on the Holiday Scheme?

  • You can book your child’s place via the website on the link on our home page or;
  • download the application form from our website and forward the completed form along with payment to the address shown or;
  • complete the application form received from your child’s school and forward the completed form along with payment to the address shown.

What will my child need to bring with them?

This is dependent on the time of year but we advise that the following is brought each day:

  • A packed lunch with plenty of non-fizzy drinks.
  • A sports bottle (so that we can refill drinks should this be required)
  • A change of clothes
  • A warm jacket
  • A hat and gloves (in colder weather)
  • Any medication they may require during the day (please note that we are not permitted to administer any medication so children must be able to self administer)

What do the participants do in bad weather?

Due to the facilities, all players from the age of 4-9 will have use of the indoor facilities at all times so any bad weather will not affect them.  For the 10-14 year old players, weather can at times be a problem, we do however have contingency plans in place for extreme weather where it is not safe or isn’t conducive to the players learning.  This involves a split use of the indoor facilities and other activities being made available.

Booking information required for all particpants:
Child's Full Name
Child's DOB
Child's Age
Child's Address
Parents Name
Contact Number
E-mail address
Is the child subject to a child protection order?
Date(s) to book
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