OSCA Foundation

Ovenden Sport and Community Arena

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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!


OSCA Foundation has submitted its business plan - The Pavilion - Building on Success.

The application for the transfer of the community asset setting out proposals to convert the former Forest Cottage Community Centre to form the Pavilion for the OSCA community sports hub Has been approved by Calderdale Council. This is a massive step towards a first-class sports facility in North Halifax.

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

Ring Simon 0794077143

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!!

Ring Simon 0794077143 to join

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  

Ring Simon 0794077143 to sign up and discover where walking could take you this summer.

If you are interested in walking, or leading a walk, please contact Simon 0794077143

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.

Contact Simon 0794077143 for further information

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!

 Ring Simon 0794077143 for more information and joining

or Steve 07727860731

SESSIONS Under 15 girls

Thursdays  7pm – 8pm on 3G pitch

SESSIONS Under 8 and Under 11

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

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

 Ring Simon 0794077143 for more information and joining


Saturday mornings 10am to 11-30am

New players of all ages/ability are most welcome to each teams weekly training sessions, all the teams League Programme commences on the weekend of September 12/13 Contact Steve Smith 07727860731

Meet our Community Sports Development Officer

Simon Duckenfield is based at OSCA Four Fields as our Sports Development Officer and is organising all sorts of outdoor sports for young people over 14 and through to adults. It is part of a Sport England programme. So, if you are over 14 years or want to get more physically active as an adult we aim to bring sport straight to your doorstep in Ovenden...Get Involved!

Contact Simon for more information 0794077143

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

If you are interested in walking, or leading a walk, please contact Simon 0794077143