Woodrow High House near Amersham was built in the 17th Century. During the Civil War (1642-1651) Oliver Cromwell housed his wife and daughters at the House.
At the turn of the 20th century, the House was used as an ammunition depot during WW1, and during WW2 evacuated children were housed at Woodrow.
London Youth has owned and operated Woodrow since 1945. The site was gifted to London Youth then known as the Federation of Boys Clubs, by the Worshipful Goldsmith Guild. The mission of the Charity has remained the same since, ensuring children and young people have opportunities to grow in confidence, develop leadership skills, build resilience and create positive relationships with their peers.
The 26 acre, 120 bed residential centre boasts a purpose-built leisure centre with a swimming pool hired by local adult community groups. Other facilities include the 3G floodlight astroturf pitch, home to the Red Kites Walking Football Club.
Red Kites Walking Football Club was founded to provide walking football for the over 50’s living in the Buckinghamshire area. Enjoying our football, albeit at a slower pace, the fresh air, exercise and comraderie, all provided in a safe secure environment, and in a beautiful setting.
About Woodrow High House
We Welcome Your Challenge
We invite other walking football clubs, both in the UK and overseas, to contact us with regard to friendly matches. We are always happy to welcome you to our venue or to arrange a tour.
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