Charlton Challenge

The Charlton Challenge is CACT’s own award-winning scheme for 5-15 years boys and girls, delivered by our qualified coaches.

The challenge is a structured and progressive scheme to develop children's core football skills and is designed to create maximum enjoyment and involvement and to help young footballers realise their full potential.

Each course lasts for a 10 or 12-week period, and concentrates on the game's four essential skills – dribbling, passing, control and shooting; as well as improving co-ordination, balance, fitness and social skills.

The Charlton Challenge is divided into three age groups, each with 6 levels: 5-7 year-olds, 8-11 and 12 and up, all with levels 1-5 and a 'Premier Challenge'. Each of the four skills are coached for two weeks then tested at the end of the course.

There is then a presentation week on each level of the challenge. Children will then either progress to the next level or continue to develop their skills. Once all five levels have been achieved children will progress to the Premier Challenge.

The first session is free.

For more information, please contact Bradley Marshall at or call 020 8850 2866.

Sessions in the Royal Borough of Greenwich take place in the following venues:

Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track

Eltham Road




Waterfront Leisure Centre

Woolwich High Street


SE18 6D

020 8317 5010

To book a session, please contact your Better Leisure Centre directly or visit


Sessions in the London Borough of Bexley take place in the following venues:

Crook Log Leisure Centre

Brampton Road



020 8304 9090


Erith Leisure Centre

Avenue Road



01322 350271


Sidcup Leisure Centre

Hurst Road


DA15 9AE

0208 302 0556

To book, please contact your Parkwood Leisure Centre directly.