Easter Holiday Activities are Back!


Shildon AFC CIC is delighted to confirm that our hugely popular Easter Holiday Activites Programme is back and will be held between the 3rd and 6th of April 2023.

Support for this year’s programme has been given by Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership, Livin and the Hays Travel Foundation.

The activities will be held on the Community Garden at Dean Street with coaching sessions run by Shildon AFC Captain, Ben Trotter.

Shildon AFC Chairman, David Dent said: “We are true community football club and this programme enables us to help members of our community but at the same time give the children some structured play and fun. We’ve been doing this programme for some time and our investment in the Community Garden and our separate CIC company now allows us to step up our activities. We are delighted to have secured long term funding from Hays Travel Foundation and also from Livin and the AAP to make the activities FREE to everyone.  We look forward to welcoming all children along and we hope they enjoy the week with us”.

The places on the scheme are offered to the children of Livin residents initially and then will be offered for everybody to apply (children must be aged 8-12 years).

Each session will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm and every child will be offered breakfast and lunch with drinks also available.  The programme is absolutely free to all the children who are offered a place.

Children should wear appropriate footwear to play football on the all weather surface.

We look forward to welcoming all the children during the Easter holidays.