Prosecco Soccer

Football with a Fizz Returns to Cumberland

Following a successful pilot earlier this year, The University of Cumbria and UOC Active will be re-launching Prosecco Soccer on Friday 28 September as part of its Freshers package, providing new students and other local women with an opportunity to play football in a friendly, social environment.

Since Prosecco Soccer hit Cumberland in early 2017, the amount of women turning up for weekly kick-about sessions has regularly increased. Over the last year, we have seen over 40 women take part in the sessions - some as young as 18 right up to the age of 78.

An hour-long taster session at University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, will take place between 6-7pm on Friday 28 September, before weekly kick-abouts begin on Thursdays between 4-5pm in the UOC Sports Hall from 4 October onwards. An invite to the on-site student bar - Calva Bar - will follow at 5pm for a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink.

The sessions at University of Cumbria and UOC Active will remain open for community users and local women who just fancy a kick-about, whilst also fitting in nicely with the University’s timetable, which will enable students to access the sessions too.

Jess Nelson, Cumberland FA Football Development Officer, said: “We’re really looking forward to the re-launch at the University in the next couple of weeks, welcoming brand-new first years and returning students to the fantastic sport packages on offer at UOC Active.

“We think Prosecco Soccer will not only add a female football element to its menu, but a fun, friendly and social activity for women to enjoy on campus and in the community.”

Those interested in coming along to the sessions can contact Jess on 07814559669 or email, or get in touch with Andy at UOC Active directly via 01228 616329 (6329) or

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