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Horsham District Year of Culture brings free football coaching with Chelsea FC coaches

Want to practice football with the professionals? How about a taster session at the new Horsham Football ground with Chelsea Football Club football coaches?

The free soccer skill sessions are open to all children under 15, with two sessions for under eights to under 11s and two sessions for under 12s to under 15s.

At the event, taking place on Saturday 29 June at Horsham Football Club at Hop Oast, Chelsea FC Foundation coaches will be joining the Horsham FC staff at the soccer skills day to provide a day of free coaching.

The event has been organised as part of Horsham District Council’s Horsham District Year of Culture’s 52 Project, with the aim to celebrate culture in all its forms across the District every weekend.

The 60 minute session will use the whole of the new 3G pitch and divide it into five ‘skill zones’ teaching different skills in each one.

Chelsea FC will be bringing an inflatable football target as well as the Chelsea FC mascot Stamford the Lion, who will be selfie ready!

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathan Chowen commented:

“Culture surrounding sport is all- important, and to have Horsham FC and Chelsea FC working together to offer this incredible opportunity, for free, to local children is an inspiring way of involving young people in the Year of Culture, in an easily accessible fashion.”

As the children will be on a 3G pitch it is important they wear the appropriate footwear.

The new stadium will be open for refreshments and parents are very welcome to stay and enjoy the facilities. Spaces for this workshop are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Free tickets can be applied for via and following the events link.

If you have any queries please email the event organiser on

Keep up to date with all things Year of Culture by going to, or finding the project on Twitter or Instagram with the handle @HDculture2019.

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