We have opened our new bar - see below for opening times
Thanks for visiting our site!!
Thanks for visiting our site!!
FOREST COTTAGE AND THE MUGA ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. THE PLAYING FIELDS ARE STILL OPEN BUT PLEASE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING.
DOG WALKERS PLEASE TAKE YOU DOG POO HOME, THANK YOU.
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.
We have opened our bar -
Come along and learn about what we are doing
Sunday 12 noon - onwards
WE DID IT - WE CAN NOW BUILD THE NEW CHANGING ROOMS AND COMMUNITY HUB
We were hoping to start construction during April but the coronavirus outbreak has delayed this. We will let you know when we have a firm start date.
You will have noticed we have started to clear the area for the new changing rooms.
A presentation was given to Nigel Adams MP to explain OSCA's journey to date - see it here
We have approval to demolish the old OARLFC clubhouse and this will happen shortly.
The Sports Minister Nigel Adams MP and Jon Dutton CEO RLFC World Cup 2020 visit 23 January 2020 to Celebrate OSCA's funding success
See the Halifax Couriers report here
Football Foundations Press Release can be read here
The Funding we Have Received
Football Foundation – Premier League - £495,000
Football Stadia Improvement Fund - £ 41,000
FA National Stadia - £ 10,000
Rugby League World Cup 2021 - £ 55,000
Sport England - CSAF - £ 50,000 (for Community Hub)
Calderdale CF - £ 2,000 (contrib. to lift to function room)
SOCIAL CENTRE -
The Bar is now closed due to the Government guidelines. Up until this time we have been opening every Sunday.
We have also hosted a number of family events - engagement party, birthday parties, sports events and are looking to expand.
To book just call Steve on 07727 860731 or email [email protected]
Our Development Plans
Here are a selection of the plans showing what we are going to start building mid 2020:
In brief, these plans involve:
- Building 2 new changing rooms
- Renovating 2 changing rooms
- Creating referee & officials rooms
- Providing disabled facilities and a lift
- Creating a Youth Hub
- Improving access & surrounding area
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!!
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.
The grant application success from Football Foundation, Rugby League Football, Football Stadium Fund, National Spaccorts Centre Trust, Calderdale Community Foundation and Sports England to cover the cost of our development plans for Forest Cottage.
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.
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
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!!
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
SESSIONS Under 16
Saturday mornings 10am to 11-30am