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If your kids have World Cup fever, now's the time to scout out a local football club or coaching sessions and get them going on the pitch. Our Local editors have rounded up the favourites in their areas.


East of England



Tri-Ball Soccer at Curvemotion Bury St EdmundsTri-Ball Soccer

Street Soccer is arguably one of the most exciting formats of football out there, as well as being one of the most inclusive. Because the games are played on smaller pitches and generally with small teams, there are far more opportunities for players to pass, shoot, dribble, use skills, feints and much more. There are no formations or tactics, the game is about creativity, expression and skills. Games are always played to music.


Little Dribblers CambridgeshireLittle Dribblers

If your child is showing an interest in football or if you're just looking for your little one to start doing a sport, then why not bring them along to a training session here. All drills and games are geared around having fun while being introduced to the beautiful game. 






ProInfinity Coaching GreenwichProInfinity

Fun and rewarding sports sessions. ProInfinity have built an excellent reputation with clubs, schools, parents and players for ensuring the best experience for children, including fun games, social development, and ultimately improvement in core skills. Enables children to be active and happy while learning.


Colliers Wood Little League Football Fun Day Mertonfootball fun day

Little League Football is a registered charity that provides free football for children up to 13 years old who would not otherwise play regularly for their schools or other organisations. A strong community involvement is key. Parents can get involved too with refereeing, managing teams and helping out. 


AFC Wimbledon ladies and girls football trials MordenAFC football trials

AFC Wimbledon are looking for new players for their ladies and girls (under 18s) teams. Come along to King George's playing fields on Sunday 22 June for open trials.


The Dream FC Skills School WandsworthDream FC skills school

Skills School sessions develop technical ability, motor skills and encourage creative play in a fun and safe learning environment. Every four weeks players work on certain themes with FA-qualified coaches, and at the end of each theme there are awards and certificates.


The Little Foxes Club KensingtonLittle Foxes Club

Providing a safe, sociable and stimulating environment for toddlers and children to learn to interact through football. There are different age groups; Petite Foxes for 18 months to two years, Tiny Foxes for three to four years, Cheeky Foxes for five to six years and Super Foxes for seven to 12 years.


Free football training Ealingfree football

Throughout 2014, Motiv8 Sports and Fitness are delivering free football training for young people. Taking place on the football pitches opposite Perivale Station on Saturdays. Just bring water and shinpads.


St Joseph's Youth '88 Football Club HarrowSt Joseph's

Run on a voluntary basis by parents and friends who are interested in providing community-based quality youth football facilities to players in Harrow and surrounding areas. The club currently runs teams ranging from under-sevens to under-18s who participate in league and cup competitions managed by the Harrow Youth Football League, one of the biggest in the country.


AFC Wembley BrentAFC Wembley

AFC Wembley is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment for young children and youths to participate in Association Football. The Club is committed to ensuring that the player is central to all developmental needs and aspirations, and to providing quality experiences for all players. 


South East




Sport4Kids Football Coaching Wokinghamsport4kids

Football coaching for girls and boys, 18 months to teens. Kids have lots of fun while developing confidence, listening skills and learning to play new games and of course scoring lots of goals! Over fives develop their football skills, athleticism, teamwork and appreciation of space and movement before progressing to tournaments and the chance to compete in festivals and join the Guildford Tigers football club.


CSUK TinyTykes Football BasingstokeCSUK TinyTykes

TinyTykes is an innovative program, created by childcare specialists, to introduce children aged 18 months to five years to the basic skills of soccer. It allows children to explore and learn in a relaxed and fun environment while promoting social, physical and emotional development through the medium of football.


Pompey in the community Portsmouthpompey

Pompey in the Community run both fun and skills-based football training sessions after school, during the school holidays, and at weekends. All the courses are run by professionally trained and qualified members of staff.


Saints Summer Soccer Schools SouthamptonSaints Summer Soccer Schools

The Saints Football Programme is a great way for children aged five to 13 years to improve their football skills, make new friends and have lots of fun. Sign up for a course or individual days for the chance to work with experienced FA coaches, develop skills, gain confidence and play with a team.


South West




FA Tesco Skills DorsetFA-Tesco-skills

The FA Tesco Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5 to 11-year-olds of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. They offer after-school and holiday coaching and also work within primary schools to provide specialist coaching.


World Cup Football Day BournemouthWorld Cup football day

Celebrate the start of the World Cup and England's first match day with Active Soccer at the Sir David English Sports Centre on Saturday 14 June. Boys and girls welcome. £15 for the day, and a 10% sibling discount. There'll be competitions, prizes, certificates, and loads of World Cup football fun.


Mini Kickers Saturday Club Littledownmini kickers

AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust run sessions every Saturday morning for different age groups on the training pitches at the Goldsands Stadium. The sessions cost just £2.50. 


North East




Walbottle Rhinos NewcastleWalbottle Rhinos

Walbottle Rhinos is a club for people with a learning disability to play football. Open to players aged 15 to 30 years old, the club is very friendly and welcoming to players of all abilities.


Soccer Tots Hexhamsoccer tots

Thirty minutes of football, fun and games. Simple problem-solving activities provide the perfect informal framework for encouraging fledgling footballers to advance their basic attention building and listening skills.


North West




Diddikicks football coaching WorsleyDiddikicks

A fun introduction to football for boys and girls aged 18 months to five years old learning through games and play while developing motor skills, confidence, social skills and cognitive development.


Blue Star FC DidsburyBlue Star FC

A kids football club for primary school aged children up to year five. They believe in giving everyone an equal chance to play, so there are no trials or team levels. Younger children can enjoy fun match play while those in years two to five play in a local league. 


Stockport Eagles Junior Football Club StockportStockport Eagles junior FC

An FA Charter Standard Junior Football Club with teams from under-sevens to under-14s. Delivering high-quality training sessions designed to develop young football players to the max. A positive environment for skill development and motivation.


Preston North End Footy Tots PrestonPreston North End FC

Fun and action packed one-hour football coaching sessions for children aged two to four years. The content of each session is specifically designed to engage with young children who are taking their first small steps in the beautiful game. Helping young children get valuable exercise and develop and learn new football skills. 






Primary school football festival Caldicotfootball

Monmouthshire primary schools will get their own taste of the World Cup just days before the real final match takes place in Brazil at this football-themed festival. Bringing primary schools together to play football, celebrate the start of the summer holidays and get excited about the World Cup final.


The Midlands




Little Kickers Leicestershirelittle kickers

A football programme teaching basic football techniques and elementary life skills in a vibrant, group play environment. Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are conscientiously woven into a programme that places as much emphasis on simple learning concepts like colours and numbers as it does on fine-tuning a child's basic balance, agility and co-ordination.


Strikes Soccer Academy BirminghamStrikes Soccer Academy

Strikes Junior Soccer Academy is a football coaching initiative developed by Birmingham City Council for boys and girls. Children follow the Soccericulum, a structured programme carefully designed by coaches for children of differing ages and abilities. The Strikes ethos centres around participation, teamwork, fair play and fun!


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