Be the first to know the exciting new developments at OSCA!

OSCA offer services that enhance and promote quality of life through sports and exercise for our local community.

For a list of activities at the OSCA, Click Here

Their premises at Forest Cottage are newly refurbished, making them more accessible and boast state of the art football and rugby shower changing rooms to accommodate both home and away teams.

   

Football and Rugby changing rooms

The outdoor football grounds are getting ready for matches and they are already able to host 5-aside football teams and rugby matches.

Sports grounds of the OSCA

There is already activity in the dance studio, refloored courtesy of the TaeKwonDo club running three times a week. Classes for all levels of fitness take place there each day (please look at timetable),  from aerobics to martial arts and ballroom dance.

The OSCA exercise Studio

For a list of activities at the OSCA, Click Here

A new room, hoping to host a youth hub is presently getting renovated, possibly starting beginning of September.

Let’s not forget the fully licensed pub at the top floor. Live sports are often projected on the big screen (pictures of Euro 2020)

The action at the OSCA pub for the finals of Euro 2020

The OSCA Pub room

The facilities at the OSCA can be rented for training sessions, functions and birthday parties. With ample parking space, spacious rooms and even plenty of outdoor grounds, they have a lot to offer for your event needs.

Thank you to Steven Smith for taking the time to share these news with us, we look forward to hearing further developments from the OSCA!

 

OSCA Foundation
Ovenden Sport and Community Arena
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
HALIFAX, HX2 8AD

The Youth System – Summer Holiday Club for boys and girls aged 5-13

The Youth club is a holiday club based at Forest Cottage in Ovenden, in association with the OSCA foundation, running through the Summer 2020 break, for children aged 5 – 13 years of age.

The Youth System dates are from 20th July to 7th of August.

Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 16.00, open to both girls and boys at a competitive rate of £13 per day.

Due to the Government Coronavirus guidelines, the numbers are strictly limited so apply early.

 

 

Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8AD
Enquiries and bookings: theyouthsystem@hotmail.com or 07568 263435

The Youth System – Easter Holiday Club for boys and girls aged 5-13

The Youth club is a holiday club based at Forest Cottage in Ovenden, in association with the OSCA foundation, running through the Easter 2020 break, for children aged 5 – 13 years of age.

Running from April 7th to April 16th, Tuesday to Thursday from 8.45am to 16.00, open to both girls and boys at a competitive rate of £13 per day.

For enquiries and to book, contact

theyouthsystem@hotmail.com or 07568 263435

 

Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8AD

Brand New Girl’s Group Launches with Pizza and Hot Chocolate

young-people-with-mp-holly-lynchThursday 12 January saw the successful launch of the brand new Project_Twelve:31 Girls Group at Forest Cottage in Ovenden. 20 girls and a variety of partners of the project braved the cold to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of pizza whilst talking together about some of the activities that will be on offer.

partnersOver the coming 50 weeks these ‘girls only’ sessions will include educational and confidence building activities will address issues relating to anger management, relationships, legal rights, responsibilities, risks associated with drugs and alcohol and healthy living and diet.

Sessions will be structured in a way to allow the young women to have fun and let off steam in a positive way including  physical and sporting activities that build confidence, strength and fitness.

Danielle, a parent whose daughter signed up to on the night, said

“What a fantastic variety of activities – I’m really looking forward to my girls starting the programme. I wish I could join Girl’s Group!”

Karen Scanlon, Ovenden Initiative, said

“I think there are so many pressures on young people these days, especially girls who are expected to do well at school, manage friendships on social media whilst at the same time being bombarded with unrealistic images of females in the media. This bespoke Project_Twelve:31 programme aims to build positively on a the girl’s personality and existing strengths, and to support her to flourish as a strong and confident individual”

If you missed the launch, it’s not too late to join us…. The first session is on Thursday 19 January from 6pm to 9pm at Forest Cottage, Ovenden and is open to any girl aged 12+.

For more information about the programme please call Karen on 07434 702896 or email Karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

Ovenden West Riding AFC “Under 15 Girls”

Training has now commenced for Ovenden West Riding AFC under 15 girls team for the forthcoming season in the West Riding Junior Girls League.

Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm

On the 3G pitch at Ovenden Sports & Community Arena, Cousin Lane, Illingworth HX2 8AD.

For further information contact Steve on 07727860731.