Sport in the Community

Update from The Football Development Programme (February 2022)

Dear Parent / Guardian,

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be holding a course at Sherwood Primary School, Fulwood, Preston, during the Easter Half Term 2022.

This 4 day course will run from Monday 11th April - Thursday 14th April 2022.

Course details

Sherwood Primary School
Sherwood Way



Booking Online

All bookings must be made ONLINE. To book your son / daughter's place on the course, please click on the link below which will take you to the booking page. As soon as you have submitted your booking online, your son / daughter will be guaranteed a place on the course. As soon as the course is full, the booking form will be removed and Sherwood Primary School will be notified.

Book Online – The Football Development Programme


Groups / Arrival Times


* Please note that this course will be limited to 60 places. 

There will be either two or three groups for this course.

* This will be decided closer to the time *

Due to the current situation, we have decided to make either two or three separate arrival / departure times for the children which will help with larger gatherings at the front entrance. These two or three separate arrival / departure times will run in line with the three groups we are going to have on the course:

Group 1 - 8:40am - 2:40pm
Group 2 - 8:50am - 2:50pm
Group 3 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
*group 1 will be the youngest group with group 3 being the oldest group

A further email will be sent out in early April 2022 confirming which group your child will be in (these two or three groups will be formed by age). If you have more than one child attending the course, please follow the timings for your oldest child. For example, if you have a child in group 1 and a child in group 3, then your timings will be 9:00am - 3:00pm.

When the groups have been announced there will be no option to change groups this time in order for children to stay in the same bubble throughout the week.


We will only be accepting online payments. Payments must be made by Monday 1st April 2022


If payment is not received by this time then your child's place will be offered to another child who is on the reserve list. Groupings can not be decided until all places have been confirmed by payment.

Payment details are below.


Important - unfortunately, there will be no sibling discounts this time due to the restrictions on numbers.


The cost will be £45.00 per child. All bookings must be for the full 4 days.

Payment Details

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank

Account Name: The Football Development Programme
Sort Code: 30-90-87
Account Number: 23614368

Very Important - Please ensure you put the course name and your child's name as the reference when paying online. For example, SHER NAME. 


Once payment has been received, we cannot offer any refunds this time as you will have taken up a space on the course. However, as you are aware, the guidelines from the Government are constantly changing, therefore if new guidance is released stating we are not able to operate between now and the start of the course, then you will receive a full refund.

What to bring

Football Boots (if you have them)
Shin Pads (if you have them)
Packed Lunch
Drinks Bottle (personalised)
Wet Jacket / Rain Jacket (if needed)
Warm Clothing / Towel (if needed)
Hand Sanitiser
Face Mask (optional)

* Can I please ask that NO electrical devices are brought to the course.

Important - Please ensure your child comes to the course wearing trainers. Football Boots in a separate bag.

Lunch Times

Important - Children are not to share food or drink or any electrical device with any other child on the course.

Presentation / Prizes / Final Day

A presentation will take place at around 2:00pm on the final day for all children. Unfortunately, no parents will be allowed to attend / enter the school. 

Every child that attends the course will go home with a Football Development Programme bag.

 Additional prizes will also be handed out to some children during the presentation. These prizes will be given to the child by their coach on Friday afternoon. Prizes will again be a mixture of trophies and Nike prizes.

Important - Friday afternoon departure times will remain the same as the previous days.


The course will be run by Matt Walsh. Additional staff will be confirmed closer to the time. 

For information on the staff, Please visit our WEBSITE

Week Schedule

Below is a rough schedule of the week.

The main emphasis on the week will be Technical Work, Ball Manipulation, 1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3 practices.

AM - Warm up activity / Technical Work / Ball Manipulation / 1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3 practices.

PM - Shooting / Finishing Practices / Small Sided Games

Contact Details

Any problems before or during the course, please contact Matt on 07929554194 or email 

Important - Please save these details for the duration of the course

Covid-19 Safety

A Covid-19 safety document will be sent out to all parents before the start of the course.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We will look forward to seeing you all again soon.





Sherwood Primary has a proud history supporting Preston North End. We have worked together with their Community & Education Trust on a wide variety of initiatives. As a school, we value the positive impact supporting your local club can have on children's confidence and aspirations. Having regular player visits also inspires our children to remain active. 

During the academic year 2016-2017, initiatives included:

  • Supporting the Season Ticket campaign for FREE U11 Season Tickets;
  • 2 x Player Visits (Tom Barkhuizen and Chris Maxwell);
  • A series of PSCHE lessons for Years 3 and 4 to develop self confidence and promote a healthy lifestyle;
  • A ground tour for Year 5;
  • Futsal Breakfast Club for AG&T;
  • After-School Club for Years 1 and 2;
  • Dinner-Time clubs for Years 3-6;
  • Entered their Half-Time Penalty Shootout competition. 

Sherwood children also benefit from our close links with a variety of clubs. Here are the links if you are interested in exploring additional coaching outside school.

Local Football Clubs

Cadley FC

Longsands Lynx

Useful Websites 

Preston School Sport

Lancashire Schools FA

Lancashire FA

Preston North End

Lancashire Post

Other Sports

Broughton Tennis Club

Fulwood & Broughton Cricket Club

Preston Grasshoppers RFC

City of Preston Gymnastics Club

Preston Netball Club

Preston Pride Basketball

Preston Golf Club

Preston Harriers Athletics


Contact Us

Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: