OSCA Foundation


Ovenden Sport and Community Arena

Thanks for visiting!

We hope you can find everything you need. OSCA Foundation is focused on providing high-quality service and - we are on our way to a first-class community sports hub in North Halifax.  There's lots do with a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.


We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!


If you have some free time and are interested in the place you live

Contact Us and get involved, we need HELP, we need YOU.


See whats going on in North Halifax 

ONE STEP NEARER TO A COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB IN NORTH HALIFAX

OSCA Foundation has submitted its business plan -

The Pavilion - Building on Success


OSCA successfully completed the transfer of Forest Cottage. This means that OSCA is now in control of the buildings and four fields until the year 2143 - 125 years!!


Have a read about our plans and what we are trying to do


The building and fields are secured for community use, to improve well-being and sports participation. It is now for us all to agree how to use the facilities 

Contact Us  if you have any ideas or want to get involved.


We have made a number of grant applications in to: Football Foundation, Rugby League Football, Football Stadium Fund, National Sports Centre Trust, Calderdale Community Foundation and Sports England to cover the cost of our development plans for Forest Cottage. 


In brief, these plans involve:

  • Building 2 new changing rooms
  • Renovating 2 dilapidated changing rooms
  • Creating referee and officials changing rooms
  • Providing disabled facilities and a lift
  • Creating a Youth Hub
  • Improving access to the building and surrounding area


We will find out whether we have been successful by the end of June 2019.


Since the Foundation accepted community management in 2012 it has achieved its first half £million investment to improve the outdoor facilities with pitch improvement and the addition of a floodlit 3G multi-use games area and informal kick about area.

SOCIAL CENTRE -

Edwards Hall


We have been renovating Edwards Hall and are in the process of building a bar and social area.


Watch this space for the opening of the bar.

Our Development Plans


Here are a selection of the plans showing what we are looking to do when we receive the grant monies:



Archery is one of the fast growing sports in the UK...does it capture your imagination to 'have a go' Whatever your  age  you will be welcome to join the 'merry band' at OSCA to shoot a few feathers

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Rediscovered the joys of playing football again thanks to a slowed-down version of the game Walking football is designed as a new activity and making new friends  for the 50+. Make it the highlight of the week...so on a crisp morning or even on a semi-frozen astro pitch or with the sun on your back - rub your hands together in anticipation of another kickabout - you will absolutely love it!!

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We want to make walking in North Halifax really BIG this year.

Walking is great! It reduces your risk of heart disease, helps you stay fit and improves mental health.

Whether it’s discovering hidden pathways along Hebble Brook or going on a bear hunt around Shroggs Park, Geocaching or Orienteering at OSCA Four Fields or just walking to the shops or to school  




Free training for adults (16yrs+) on how to use and maintain your bike

Have you recently got back on a bike and want a bit more confidence on the roads?

Are you thinking of cycling again after a few years off, and would like someone to go out with you to begin with?

Have you never ridden a bike before and want to learn to ride?

Can you fix a puncture?

Go Cycling will show you how, along with other basic repairs and maintenance tips for your bike


SESSIONS Under 8 and Under 11

 Saturday mornings 10am – 11am on 3G and grass pitches






Little Nippers sessions are specially designed football and fun play sessions for children aged  5 years to 10 years

Every Saturday mornings Mums, Dads and Grandparents turn up with their children to develop fundamental skills. It great FUN too! 

Ovenden West Riding FC are the leading local football club and their Nipper training aims to provide children an opportunity to develop their skills in each session, encouraging them to ask questions and add ideas which develops communication skills, creativity and of course their motivation....and finally playing in a team!









Every Monday night teams from North Halifax battle it out on the floodlit 3G MUGA - an excellent playing surface.

Get the lads together and join in with the Monday night 5 a side football league at Ovenden Sports and Community Arena

  • No sign up fee.
  • Qualified referee.
  • 3G state of the art outdoor pitch.

Every Monday evening from 6pm to 9.00pm

 

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SESSIONS Under 16

Saturday mornings 10am to 11-30am

New players of all ages/ability are most welcome to each teams weekly training sessions.

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