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Launch a Skillz Football Franchise in 2022!

 

A FULL-TIME CAREER IN FOOTBALL IS RARE, BUT WE HELP YOU ACHIEVE THIS 🙂💙

A daunting thought huh? Taking the plunge and going "all in" on a career in football. Where would you even start? With us, we help you every step of the way and support you to becoming profitable quickly. 

Whilst we know you will be great at football coaching especially once we have taught you the "Skillz way", you may be inexperienced in the following areas which is OK! We provide full training and ongoing support to ensure you are running your new business in the best way:

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I HAVE NEVER DONE A BUSINESS PLAN!

We help you identify territory with demand, as well as business planning to make that territory a success. 

We have been super succesful and profitable in London's biggest borough.

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I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ACCOUNTING!

Knowing how to manage your new business' money is important to maintaining success and profit. We help you  do this through training in our accounting software, booking system, and give you access to our cash flow system and accountant.

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HOW CAN I FUND MY FRANCHISE?

There are lots of options out there including using your own savings or a bank loan to fund your initial investment. 

We will help point you in the right direction. 

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HOW CAN I BECOME SUCCESSFUL WHEN I AM NO MARKETING EXPERT?

We give all franchisees weekly leads through our online marketing, plus train you in how to market to your local area. Our marketing materials POP, making sure you will be noticed. We also give you full access to our marketing plan which includes looking after existing customers too.

A Football Development Programme With Tonnes Of Variety....

We are one of the only coaching programmes around to have a clear progression pathway from our toddler football classes all the way into grassroots local football teams. You will play a huge role in every child's individual pathway! 🙂⚽️

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Skillz 4 Tots - Toddler Football

Football Classes For Ages 2-4
(nursery & pre-school age)

Toddler football classes where we teach actual football, not just colours and shapes! Classes themed around the Super Tots favourite characters!

 

You will give the best start to their football journey!

Superstar Football - School Years R-2

Football Classes For Ages 4-7

A super fun and relaxed environment for Superstars to fall in love with and develop their football!

 

You will help maximise their potential through your energy and passion!

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Football Academy - School Years 3-6

Football Sessions For Ages 7-11

Prepare Superstars for team football, or simply get them involved to enhance their Skillz!

You will go into a little more depth with their coaching experience, whilst maintaining a super fun environment for them!

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Grassroots Football Teams - School Years 2 and above

Partner with your local club, or create your own through us!

 
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Additional Income!

5* Football & Multi Sports Birthday Parties

 2 Awesome Party Packages 

A great profit maximiser that not only acts as a great revenue stream, but also gives children in your community a life long memory!

They are also a huge marketing tool where you showcase yourself to children who you have never met before through the Birthday Stars friends!

WHY FRANCHISE INSTEAD OF STARTING ON YOUR OWN?

Think about creating a football coaching business from scratch...How many years to establishing a brand name? How much money would you spend getting to your desired goal? How many costly mistakes would you make along the way?

We have been there, done it, and got "plenty of t-shirts" we didn't want over the 10 years we have been in operation! 🤣

By joining our family of franchisees you are accelerating your route to success in the football coaching industry, where you can create a life on your terms. We have learned so much over the years and have tested everything. Cut out the mistakes, and huge financial cost it has taken to get us to where we are today, by getting direct access to the following:

📍Exclusive franchise territory - YOUR OWN AREA!

⚽️ Our awesome, fun football syllabus 

💻 Skillz UK Booking system

⭐️ Skillz UK brand recognition

📲 Marketing and customer care systems 

👍 Recruitment systems

🖥 Personal LEAD GENERATING territory website

🦸‍♂️ Ongoing support from our founder, Ashley Thomas

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🚀💥 THINK OF A SKILLZ  FOOTBALL COACHING FRANCHISE AS....TRAVELLING BY ROCKET SHIP TO YOUR  GOALS!

Please note that no rocket ship will be supplied when purchasing a territory 😬 

 

HOW WILL A SKILLZ UK FOOTBALL COACHING FRANCHISE WORK FOR YOU?

By purchasing an exclusive territory local to you, we provide you with initial training, ongoing support, and access to our proven model and systems, that will guide you every step of the way in growing your new football coaching franchise business. Helping you make a huge impact on children's lives through football and achieving your personal goals quicker!

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OWN!

Own  your own territory local to you where you have exclusive rights to open and deliver Skillz UK football classes and birthday parties!

FULL TRAINING PROVIDED!

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GROW!

Get access to our founder, Ashley Thomas, and all of our proven and tried systems to help you grow your territory, including syllabus, marketing, recruitment, accounting, booking systems and more!

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BUILD!

Recruit excellent staff (if you want to) to help you with the day to operations of your territory, so that you can continue to build your business.

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WIN!

Deliver your football classes with high energy and passion, whilst creating a business that works for you with high financial reward!

 
THE PACKAGE

We keep things super simple for all franchisees with an upfront territory purchase fee and an ongoing management fee. Here is what you get:

Upfront territory fee

  1. Exclusive rights to your own territory minimum 200,000 population

  2. Initial training

  3. Marketing package

  4. Coaches kit package

  5. Coaches equipment

  6. Venue sourcing and help launching

 

Monthly management fee

  • Ongoing support & training

  • Ongoing paid marketing

  • Licensing the use of the brand

  • Continued Access to our systems, processes, and syllabus

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UPFRONT INVESTMENT

£6,500 

Upfront franchise license fee​ + ongoing monthly management fee

 

  • Territory size minimum 200,000 population

  • Expected yearly revenues per territory once established minimum £95,000**

👇 Download our brochure to find out more about earning potential, including profit margins 👇

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** These are estimates for year 3 onwards and will be dependent on your business growth plan. These are not guaranteed but our projections are based on our current area success and are very achievable.

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My Story - Founder Ashley Thomas

Thank you so much for showing an interest in my football coaching franchise. I want to tell you a little more of the Skillz story and my background which is important for you to know as I will be heavily involved in our day-to-day franchisee support. 

Many football coaching & kids programmes rush to franchise their model and do it before they fully have a great product. Skillz has been around since 2012 (2011 the idea on paper was born in my mum and dad's garden), but I have been coaching and working with children for almost 16 years, so really you could say that Skillz has been in the making all this time!

I started coaching at the age of 16 when I went on my FA Level 1 course on my birthday and fell in love with the idea of coaching. I then went on to pass my FA Level 2 by the age of 18, obtained my UEFA B license by the age of 20 (one of the youngest in the country to do so at the time), and completed the FA Youth Award by the age of 23. Busy boy ay!

During these 16 years, I have worked for huge professional setups, most notably Chelsea FC Foundation, and Fulham FC's Academy, where I worked with some top coaches who taught me lots, and I have used their knowledge, my own personal experiences, and my ideas packaging it all together to create Skillz UK. I am also now the proud owner of 3 children's focused businesses each with the goal of spreading lots of joy and giving amazing experiences to children aged 2-11!

😊👇That's enough about me anyway. I would love to tell you more about Skillz, my journey, and how my experience and knowledge can help you create your own pathway through a Skillz franchise. Just hit the button below to learn more. And you can connect with me on Linkedin too incase you want to have a chat or have any questions 😊👇

Ashley ⚽️

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WHERE WE ARE NOW...

800

Children enjoy Skillz per week in Croydon & Sutton alone

50hrs

Of Football delivered each week in Croydon & Sutton across 11 venues

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We aim to take on no more than the above number of franchisees in 2022

5,000+

Individual children have been part of Skillz since 2012 in Croydon and Sutton

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What Do Celebrities and Super Parents Think Of Skillz?👀

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Our eldest boy attended Skillz with Ashley and the team on Saturdays & Mondays for 3+ years. We found Skillz to be an enjoyable and safe environment for children to play in as well as being great fun!

Carlton Cole – West Ham United LEGEND!

Ashley and the team at Skillz are truly fantastic! Skillz has helped my son Lucas grow with confidence and has been attending sessions for over 4 years. He now plays in their feeder grassroots football club SZ United FC. 

He loves it and all of the coaches are approachable, friendly and high quality. HIGHLY RECCOMEND! 

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Carina Lapore –The Apprentice 2020 Winner! 

 
 

More About Skillz UK Football Classes and Parties!

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Skillz UK was founded in 2012 by Ashley Thomas. Our first-ever class started with just 10 children attending.

The goal has been simple! To create football classes centered around CHILDREN (or our Superstars as we like to call them ⚽️🙂). That means lots of energy, themed games and tonnes of smiles!

 

To date, we now have over 500 weekly members within Croydon and Sutton at our children's football classes, teaching an additional 300 in our local nurseries and schools. 

In 2019 we won "Highly Commended" in the National Whats On 4 Kids Awards 🤩