Charlton Challenge

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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 or call 020 8850 2866.

Sessions in the Royal Borough of Greenwich take place in the following venues:

Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track

Eltham Road



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


SE18 6D

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

Sessions in the London Borough of Bexley take place in the following venues:

Crook Log Leisure Centre

Brampton Road



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

Avenue Road



01322 350271

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

Hurst Road


DA15 9AE

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.

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