0208 279 5781


On the Ball have solved my school holiday childcare problems. An amazing sports camp!

— Lucinda




5 - 12 years

8am - 6pm

brand new
one to one football sessions

our summer camp at newington green is going ahead.

click below for our covid-19 camp policy

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20th july - 7th august



Due to the current circumstances we have unfortunately had to cancel our  Summer Sports Camp at Gospel Oak Primary School. We hope you can join us at our Newington Green Camp from 20.07.20 - 07.08.20 instead.

Keep well and best wishes.

gospel oak camp success!

Our new camp launched at gospel oak primary school during the February half term and was a huge success .

On the Ball will be running a sports camp during all of the school holiday periods at Gospel Oak Primary School in Camden. For more information or to book please get in touch. 


On the Ball Sports Camps provide children with a fun filled, action packed sporting experience during the school holiday periods. Set up and run by primary school PE teacher Sam Kelly, On the Ball Sports Camps offer children a winning blend of enjoyment and learning in a safe and secure environment. Based at Newington Green Primary School in Islington can Gospel Oak Primary School in Camden, both venues outstanding facilities provide the perfect setting for children to take part in a range of sporting activities. Activities include football, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, cricket, dodgeball, netball, athletics and lots more. On the Ball Sports Camps are open to children aged from 5 to 12 years old and run from 8.00am to 6.00pm daily. We operate a flexible drop off and pick up system, which allows parents and carers to drop off and pick up their children at whichever time suits them. Children need to bring a packed lunch and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. We offer a freedom when choosing the right booking option for you. You can choose to book for the full camp, by the week or by the day. Please go to the bookings page for more information. We want every parent to book with full confidence that we will do everything we can to ensure that your child has a enjoyable and memorable time. with us.

What we offer

  • Ideal childcare solution for working parents - 8.00am - 6.00pm every day

  • Flexible drop off and pick up - Drop off and collect your child any time between 8.00am and 6.00pm

  • Any child aged between 5 - 12 years old welcome

  • Highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic coaches

  • A huge range of sports and activities to participate in

  • Flexible attendance options - Join us for the day, week or whole camp

  • Fantastic first class facilities ideal for a safe child friendly environment

  • Medals, trophies and prizes to be won

At On the Ball Sports Camps we pride ourselves on providing all of our children with a memorable sporting experience. Our school holiday sports camps are fully inclusive to children of all abilities. Our highly skilled and experienced team of enthusiastic coaches ensure that all children are engaged throughout the day and that every child leaves with a smile on their face and wanting to come back. We only employ high quality coaches who have had over 4 years experience of working with primary school children and hold at least a NGB level 2 qualification in sport coaching. We believe that if your child enjoys sport then our school holiday provision is unrivalled and the perfect choice.  Here are a few reasons why your child should sign up.


Timetable Overview 

8am - 10am: Arrive and drop off - free choice of activities and play

10am - 11.15am: Sport and activity session 1

11.15am - 11.30am: Snack time 1


11.30am - 12.30pm: Sport and activity session 2


12.30pm - 1pm: Lunch time 

1pm - 1.30pm: Free time play

1.30pm - 2.30pm: World Sports Cup / Olympics

2.30pm - 3.30pm Sport and activity session 3

3.30pm - 3.45pm: Snack time 2

3.45pm - 4.30pm: Sport and activity session 4

4.30pm - 6pm: Collect and pick up - free choice of activities and play

Sports and Activities 

All of our sports activities incorporate the primary school PE curriculum objectives and develop children's technical, social, physical, and physiological skills. Our age appropriate activities encourage children to be creative and become independent problem solvers. We instil the importance of teamwork into the children and reward effort and perseverance in order for children to become resilient learners, and not to give up when faced with a challenge.   

Football: Skills, games and matches

Basketball: Skills, games and matches

Gymnastics: Travel, flight and balance - creating routines and performance.

Tennis: Skills, games and mini tennis matches

Cricket: Skills, games and matches

Athletics: Track and field activities

Dodgeball: Team games

Tag rugby: Skills, games and matches

Netball: Skills, games and matches

Handball: Skills, games and matches



What people say


Ensuring that every child who attends one of our camps leaves having had an amazing day is our main priority. We believe we achieve this but don't just take our word for it, see what parents have said.

“The camp was brilliant, excellent value for money and I can't stop telling friends about it .”

“What I especially like is that Sam is the founder of the company so you are not entrusting to some lackadaisical teenager which has been our experience at other sports camps.”

“An amazing team of sports coaches who know how to provide the children with a great day of fun”

“It was her first time and didn't know any of the other kids, and yet she settled in very quickly and easily”

“A sports camp of the future with a range of sports in one vicinity.”

“Our 2 children very much enjoyed the camp. They reported a huge variety of sports and activities and made lots of new friends which was lovely to see.”

“We have tried lots of school holiday camps but On the Ball is by far the best.”

“The sports camp is well organised and keeps children moving during the school holidays.”

“My girl's loved On the Ball Sports Camp. They literally could not wait to go back every day ”




Newington Green Primary School 

Mathias Road


N16 8NP


Gospel Oak Primary School

Mansfield Road



Sam Kelly  - Founder & Head Coach

Founder and Head coach

Sam has over 18 years experience of teaching and coaching children in PE and sport. Currently Sam works full time as a Primary School PE teacher while running On the Ball Sports Camps during the school holidays. 


 0208 279 5781 / 07786274477


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