Football and Sports Participation
We believe that all people should have access to open and inclusive sport.
From our hugely popular holiday Soccer Schools to our weekly Saturday Morning Skills Clubs, we’re creating more opportunities to enjoy the game, and the life skills that come with it.
The Numbers: 2022-23 Season
Participants attending our soccer schools or skills clubs
What does this activity mean to me?
Both my boys love it. Well done to all the coaches who bring out the best in the children!
It is a great set up - the coaches, safeguarding and skills are just brilliant.
My son is getting more confident and his skills have definitely improved.
My daughter says she really liked her coach Ellie. My daughter was the youngest there, had never done football before and didn’t know anyone. But Ellie immediately made her feel at ease and she had a fantastic time. Thank you.
I was so impressed with the people running it. Very good with the kids, happy, polite and looked very smart!
My child feel so happy to join your football class, the coaches are excellent and give confidence to my child to experience.
I would like to share specific praise for Courtney and Rafa who were excellent. They really understand how to win the respect of youngsters and to develop their engagement and skills. Thank you!
The coaches are great and the girls love it. Thank you to Gemma and the rest of the coaches.
This course is fabulous! The coaches are amazing and wonderful with the children - I would like to thank them for all their dedication to making sure the kids are happy and are having fun and learning skills. My son loves attending and it has improved his skills and confidence so much. We are very lucky to have this in our area.
Absolutely brilliant! My son took a lot of convincing to try the holiday course and he ended up wanting to come back every day. Despite not being as experienced as others, he clearly didn’t feel intimidated or that he wasn’t good enough. We are so grateful and will definitely be booking again.
I was so impressed with the level of organisation for the sessions at Motspur Park. We were always greeted by a friendly, smiling face - everyone was so helpful and professional. I can't tell you how impressive it is to see so many young men being that polite, friendly and professional. You should think about opening a finishing school for boys....!!!! Well done, looking forward to rebooking soon.
I have twin girls and I would like to say that I have found that all of your coaches are very supportive of girls football and even sometimes when they want to be separated and not compete or be compared with each other. Wonderful coaches! We really appreciate the support for girls football.
This is the first sports club my children have ever been able to spend a full day at. The staff are amazing and the boys came home with huge smiles on their faces feeling very excited.
As a parent the most important thing for me is that Jamie has fun - and he does! The staff are friendly and encouraging without putting too much pressure on the children.
Coach Tom took a very nervous and reluctant Monty under his wing and encouraged him, gave him confidence and Monty is now thriving, he is happy, relaxed, kicking the ball well and enjoying his Saturday morning football.
Coaches are really friendly and positive, and very welcoming. Skills definitely improved.
Sam has had a lovely experience at his class and the coaches have been fun and engaging. We're looking forward to coming back next term. Thank you.
Ava had a brilliant time at the camp, thank you all! She said all of the coaches were friendly and made all of the drills fun. Ava said she learnt new skills and was given lots of praise, giving her of confidence. Ava made lots of new friends and defiantly wants to come back next time!
My son was extremely nervous about attending a new camp but from the minute he arrived he was looked after by the coaches and team. Everyone was so kind and caring towards the children and they had hours of fun playing football and other team activities. A huge thank you from us as this has hugely helped my son's confidence and that is due to the team and the way in which they interacted with all of the children. We will definitely be back!
We’ve found some football classes / camps to be a bit cliquey and we’ve had some experiences where older children have been mean to the younger less experienced ones (our child is 6). But this soccer camp was really friendly and there genuinely seemed room for the kids to develop skills from lower levels to improve in a warm environment where the kids got opportunities to take on different roles. The coaches were excellent! Thanks all!
My children really enjoyed the soccer school and have told all their friends how much fun they had. They were coming home practicing the skills they learnt. The coaches were all very kind and my children said how nice they were.
The holiday camp is great for kids, it’s so well organised and the coaches are the kids have the best time. It’s such a great resource and our daughter loves going. We were overwhelmed with the gift she received when winning player of the week. The book was on her wish list! It’s reassuring as a parent to book your child into a camp for fun not for childcare.
My child was encouraged and supported to work through her anxiety, as well as making new friends and learning new skills.
Scoring my first ever goal. That made me very happy. And the silver star.
Cullen really enjoyed the block of soccer skills. He looked forward to it every week, was very fond of his coach Jerome who was very engaged with the children, was patient and supportive. Cullen has also made a new friend too. Thank you 😊
So well organised, welcoming and positive as well as great teaching, of course. My daughter struggles a lot with anxiety and the only reason I haven’t chosen ‘strongly agree’ in all the categories above is that her own issues don’t always allow to grasp fully the experiences on offer. That she looks forward to the weekly sessions and feels supported and inspired by the coaches speaks volumes. The effect that you have on young people’s lives goes way beyond the actual football.
My daughter started the Saturday Soccer Skills sessions in Epsom earlier this year and my son then joined after watching his sister. Both have grown in confidence and improved their football skills and most importantly have lots of fun! The coaches are brilliant, engaging and the games are so much fun! They particularly enjoyed pirate week! We can’t wait to sign up again to next term.
Not only have their football skills improved but their confidence has greatly improved. I’m delighted we have joined this club. A big thank you to coach Keira and all the coaches