Blog, Skills & Drills

Footwork Drill 1

7 Nov , 2016  

Improve your ball control and footwork with this drill from Vicky Carleton! Getting used to footwork drills like this will make it easier for you to manipulate the ball out of trouble or past defenders, so practise until you can do it without fail on both feet!

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Recovery: Stretching

7 Nov , 2016  

Stretching is important as you need enough flexibility to have a large range of movement as well as to remain pain free. Include dynamic stretching in your warm-ups while saving static stretching for after your workouts, training or game. Attempt to self-identify tight areas and work on them. Stretching is a good way to release tightness before […]

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Blog, Skills & Drills

Partner 2 Touch Keep Ups

4 Nov , 2016  

Keep Ups are a way to improve your touch as a footballer, improving ball control, foot movement and balance. Often done individually, repeating keep ups has always been a large part of the game to improve ball control. Practise your keep ups with a partner, where you must each have 2 touches. This will replicate […]

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Skills & Drills, Video

Three ball toe taps

25 Oct , 2016  

If you’ve experienced football training before, we’re sure that you’ve done toe taps at some point in your life. We’ve mixed it up a little, incorporating a square and 3 balls on 3 sides of the square, leaving one side free. The object is to move one of the balls using the sole of your […]

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Tim Cahill: Scoring from midfield.

18 Oct , 2016  

Not a bad goal from Tim Cahill on his Melbourne City debut. Ever wondered how he scores so many from midfield? This is what he has to say: “You need to have two things: desire and a good engine. So many of my goals came from sheer desire – wanting to get into the box […]


Recovery: Why is it important?

13 Oct , 2016  

Recovery is often an overlooked area of training when it comes to regular exercise and competition.  It is paramount that you recover correctly, to ensure that you are ready for your next training session or match. Any form of exercise essentially damages the muscles; recovery is important to aid muscular repair. There are 7 main components to recovery: Sleep […]


Get To Know: Meal Prep

16 Sep , 2016  

If you’re looking to get healthy and active, you’ve probably realised that of late the notion of healthy eating, and primarily meal preparation has become the latest trend in maintaining this lifestyle. Why meal prep? When having an active and busy lifestyle,  when it comes to eating, we normally reach out for whatever is easy. Unfortunately […]

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Mumball – Beginners Ladies Football Photos

23 Aug , 2016  

Last night was our last taster session for our brand new ladies beginners football initiative,  Mumball. We welcomed a number of ladies into our session to play football with like minded people in a relaxed, friendly and sociable atmosphere. Due to the success of the taster sessions, we will be carrying on our Mumball sessions on a […]

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Get To Know: Vicky Carleton

18 Aug , 2016  

Northern Ireland footballer, Vicky Carleton has in the last week become a part of the Play More Pompey team. We caught up with the NI international and Portsmouth Ladies player to find out some more about our latest addition.   Why did you join Portsmouth FC Ladies? The level of football they played was a […]

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The PUP Needs Your Help!

10 Aug , 2016  

The Pup, the official Pompey FC children’s magazine, is back and as great as it is, it can’t sell itself, so we need your help! The Pup would love your help with selling copies at our home match days. All sellers of the programme will receive a match ticket for the game, as well as […]