The Aire Elite Wharfe Football Centre provides a wide range of opportunities at our state-of-the-art facility based at Ben Rhydding Sports Centre. It is aimed at players of all ages and abilities in the Aire Wharfe Valley and caters for a variety of needs from fun to performance.

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with St Mary’s School, Menston and Ilkley Town Football Club to provide a brand new football scholarship program for school leavers. Starting in September 2020, the program will combine A Level or BTEC studies with a full time training and fixture program for boys and girls looking to further their academic and sporting ambitions.

We provide fun and inclusive school holiday football camps throughout the year which are aimed at children aged 5-11. Our camps are all based around having fun, making new friends and learning fundamental skills whilst playing the game we know and love… football!

The Aire Wharfe Football Centre provides elite football opportunities for young players in the Aire-Wharfe Valley. Working alongside Leeds United and local clubs we aim to provide extra performance-related coaching sessions and fixtures for talented players aged U’6-U’16 who wish to further their football journey.

Our “Little Dribblers” program is a group-based activity aimed at children aged 4-5 years. The sessions are 1 hour in duration and introduce fundamental movements to young ‘little dribblers’ as they start out on their journey in sport and recreation. The program is based around fun, enjoyment and making new friends as they interact with other children in small groups to encourage confidence and social development.


Our Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre provide girls ages 5-8 years old with the opportunity to Have Fun, Make Friends and Play Football. This fun, friendly environment will develop young girls’ physical & social skills by encouraging a healthy lifestyle and inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of the game. It could also be the starting point for a future international player, referee/official or coach.