The Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, in Rose Hill, Oxford, did some filming at Oxford City Football Club (OCFC) recently, as part of the youth club's community project to create a film to showcase their activities.
Working with local filmmaker Roly Carline, the children in the youth club are helping to write, direct and produce a film called ‘Rose Hill TV’. The film will be presented as if someone is watching TV and flicking through the channels – each of which will show a different activity that the children take part in at the club. The channels include: news, music, sport, nature, cooking, arts and drama.
Forty-eight children aged between 6 and 12 years old joined the players from Oxford City on the pitch before their game against Guiseley FC on 25 April, and joined in with their pre-match training. The children all wore kit donated by OCFC and also took part in a penalty shoot out at half time. The experience was filmed from start to finish and will make up the content for the 'sport' channel.
Fran Gardner, GreenSquare's Rose Hill Community Worker, said: “I'd like to say a big thank you to the players and team at OCFC for their incredible support of the project. The children had a fantastic day and it was topped off nicely with a 4-2 victory for Oxford City.
"Filming for all the channels is now well underway and its been great to see the community coming together to showcase the skills and talent of our Junior Youth Club children."
The film will be screened at special charity event in June.