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Hello my name is Andy Sillence and I am the Area Manager for Portsmouth and East Hampshire.

Football is a very important part of my life and has contributed to a lot of my time outside of the jobs I have had in my life. To make this an every day part of my life and to ensure that football is not just a hobby of mine, I have decided to open the Portsmouth and East Hampshire branch of Active Soccer.

I will use all of my knowledge and know how on giving all the children, both boys and girls and of what ever ability, the time, effort and my 100% attention. I want to know that when I have finished each coaching session that the children have thoroughly enjoyed their time, learnt from this and will return to enjoy more coaching session by me and my team and to also pass on their experiences to their friends and family.

If you wish to know more about my courses please contact me on the email address or telephone numbers shown on this page and we can register your child on a course, enabling them to get to know me as a coach and my coaching methods and my coaching team.
I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on one of my courses!


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City Portsmouth Boys School Skills Schools (8-11 yr olds) Monday nights 6-7pm

Active Soccer Portsmouth Skills Schools (5-7 yr olds) at Fratton Community Centre on Tuesday nights 5-6pm

Park Community School Skills Schools (5-7 yr olds) on Thursday nights 6-7pm

Active Tots (2-4 yr olds) at Milton Village Hall, Milton, Portsmouth, every Saturday at 9.30am-10.30am.

Active Tots (2-4 yr olds) runs weekly every Saturday at 11am-12pm at the Crookhorn Phoenix Community Centre in Crookhorn.

For more information or to book your childs place, please contact me on 07585 586317 or [email protected]

Special Events

Active Soccer Portsmouth has organised a sponsored dribble in aid of little Charlie Harris who has Leukaemia and all proceeds are going to the CCLG Group (Childrens Cancer and Leukaemia Group)

Charlie's older sister, Sofie, comes to one of the Active Soccer sessions on a Monday evening and Sofie will also be doing the sponsored dribble too.

AFC Porchester have kindly donated their whole ground and facilities from 1-7pm on the 29th May 2016, where and when the event will take place.

Should you be willing to help raise funds or donate raffle prizes, then please contact Andy Sillence who manages the Portsmouth area.

For a recent event that money was raised for this event, Charlie's mum, Marie, done a sponsored walk - see link below from the CCLG website.

Upcoming courses in Portsmouth

Next Courses

City Academy for Girls

31 Jul, 2017 to 04 Aug, 2017

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Birthday Parties

05 Aug, 2016 to 01 Jan, 2020

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News from Active Soccer Portsmouth

December 08 2016

Hi all, Active Soccer Portsmouth will be finishing on week commencing 12th December and return week commencing 9th January 2017.


I would like to thank all parents and participants for all your support throughout 2016, despite it being a very tough year for us a a business and personally for Andy Sillence.


I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and Prosperous New Year.


Best Regards,



May 26 2016

Below is an updated list of children who have come through Active Soccer Portmsouth's door and training with an academy.


Kobe Barbour - Chelsea - SIGNED for U9 2016/17

James Musasa - AFC Bournemouth - SIGNED for U9 2016/17

Dexter Gilkerson - Portsmouth - SIGNED for U9 2016/17

Adam Vincent - AFC Bournemouth (elite ID centre) - U9 2016/17

Freddie Beeson - Southampton - U8 for 2016/17

Archie Russell - AFC Bournemouth, Southampton U7 for 2016/17

Spencer Keens - Chelsea Elite ID Ccentre - U7 for 2016/17

Bobby Martin - Chelsea Elite ID Centre - U7 for 2016/17

George Stack - Chelsea Elite ID Centre - U7 for 2016/17


August 21 2015

The Gosport sessions will be closed until further notice and re-launch later on during late September, early October. All Gosport sessions will be a pay up front cost and will be TERM time only. Please follow our Facebook or twitter pages for further updates on the re-launch

June 18 2015

It is with great pleasure that Active Soccer Portsmouth is now working in partnership with Porchester Community School in delivering afterschool clubs, summer camps and also linking up with Porchester Community Centre on getting Active Tots in there due to high demand.

June 04 2015

Last weekend, Active Soccer Portsmouth's PDC visited the Active Soccer Centre in Sefton, Liverpool. There they played local teams from the Sefton and Warrington areas in a round robin scenario. This was followed by a trip to view Anfield and then on the Sunday, they visited Everton FC Finch Farm where they were given 90 minutes coaching by the academy staff there, which was finished off with a tour of the facilities. Active Soccer Portsmouth would like to thank Mark Whitwood, the Active Soccer Centre, Liverpool FC and Everton FC for their hospitalities. We have come away with areas we now know we need to work on and focus to take these talented bunch of players forward and to develop. Here's to the next tour away.

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