Join a Palace for Life holiday course this half-term

Sign up for a Palace for Life Foundation holiday course this October half-term and make new friends, work with excellent coaches and develop your football skills.

Courses run across south London from 23-27 October for kids aged 5-12 of all abilities.

There is even the chance to win a shirt signed by Palace legend Julian Speroni for everyone who signs up to a course!

Young players who demonstrate talent and potential also have the opportunity to progress to the elite player pathway and potentially follow in the footsteps of their Palace heroes.

We heard from some of the young people who have done just that.

Charlie first attended a Foundation holiday course at the age of five, he has now signed as a goalkeeper for the CPFC Academy Under-9s.

Charlie’s mum: “When he was five, we took him to some holiday clubs at the Foundation, and he met a coach who was just amazing with him and really helped him to come on.”

After attending a holiday course, Harrison progressed through the Foundation’s Elite Player Pathway before signing for the CPFC Academy Under-14s.

Harrison’s mum: “We thought the Foundation’s Elite Programme really was a place where they would try to develop him as a player and try to make him the best that he could be.”

Harrison: “It’s quite a big step up, but with the Foundation’s support and guidance, it eased me through that process.”

The holiday programme is split into the following areas:

Skills Courses: All ages and abilities welcome, players will learn skills such as passing, dribbling & shooting, as well as playing in small sided matches.

Goalkeeping Courses: All ages and abilities welcome, learn specific goal keeping skills such as handling, footwork & distribution, as well as playing in small sided matches.

Train Like a Pro Courses: a mixture of class based and practical activities, aimed at players who are currently with a grassroots club or have a background in playing football. Chances to be invited to our Elite Centres.

Player Trials: Selected age groups, players have the chance to showcase their skills in matches, with the opportunity to progress to our elite player pathway.

Sign up now.