From April 2019, the Charlton Challenge will be a new and improved programme. A new curriculum, grading system and different types of sessions are just some aspects of the relaunch.
The Charlton Challenge is Charlton Athletic Community Trust's (CACT's) own award-winning scheme for 5-15 years boys and girls, delivered by our qualified coaches.
The challenge is a structured and progressive scheme to develop children's core football skills. It is designed to create maximum enjoyment and to help young footballers realise their full potential.
Each course lasts for a 10 or 12-week period, and concentrates on the game's four essential skills – dribbling, passing, control and shooting; as well as improving co-ordination, balance, fitness and social skills.
The Charlton Challenge is divided into three age groups, each with six levels: 5-7 year-olds, 8-11 and 12 and over, all with levels 1-5 and a 'Premier Challenge'. Each of the four skills are coached for two weeks then tested at the end of the course.
There is then a presentation week on each level of the challenge. Children will then either progress to the next level or continue to develop their skills. Once all five levels have been achieved children will progress to the Premier Challenge.
The first session is free.
For more information, please contact Bradley Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8850 2866.
Sessions in the Royal Borough of Greenwich take place in the following venues:
Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track
Football sesssions at Sutcliffe Park as follows;
Monday & Friday 4.15-5.15pm for 5 to 7 year-olds.
Waterfront Leisure Centre
Woolwich High Street
020 8317 5010
Football sessions at Waterfront Leisure Centre as follows;
Monday 4-5pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 5-6pm 8+
Wednesday 5-6pm 5 to 7-year-olds
Friday 5-6pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 6-7pm 8+
Saturday 10-11am 5-7 years, 11am-12pm 8+
To book a session, please contact your Better Leisure Centre directly or visit www.betterlessons.org.uk.
Sessions in the London Borough of Bexley take place in the following venues:
Crook Log Leisure Centre
020 8304 9090
Football sessions at Crook Log Leisure Centre as follows;
Monday 4-4.45pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 4.45-6.15pm 8+
Tuesday 4-4.45pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 4.45-5.30pm 5-7 years
Wednesday 4-4.45pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 4.45-5.30pm 5-7 years
Thursday 5.30-7pm 8+
Friday 4-5.30pm 8+
Saturday 11.30-12.15pm 5 to 7-year-olds
Erith Leisure Centre
Football sessions at Erith Leisure Centre as follows (all sessions £2);
Tuesday 4-5pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 5-6pm 8+
Thursday 4-5pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 5-6pm 8+
Saturday 10-11am 5 to 7-year-olds, 11am-12pm 8+
Sidcup Leisure Centre
0208 302 0556
Football sessions at Sidcup Leisure Centre as follows;
Monday 5.15-6pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 6-7.30pm 8+
Wednesday 5.15-6pm 5 to 7-year-olds, 6-7.30pm 8+
Saturday 9.45-10.30am 5 to 7-year-olds, 10.30-11.15am 5 to 7-year-olds
To book at Crook Log, Erith or Sidcup please contact your Parkwood Leisure Centre directly.