Why Soccer stars academy
Why choose us as your football class activity provider?
Welcome to Soccer Stars Academy, the UK’s fastest growing toddler and kids football class provider.
Soccer Stars Academy was founded in Scotland by ex-professional footballer and teacher Mark Molloy and his wife, Siobhan. With various locations across Scotland, England and Wales, the academy is growing at speed every year.
During the weekly development classes at Soccer Stars Academy, we give kids and toddlers a fantastic introduction to football in a friendly and fun environment.
Our Ethos in all of our classes is highlighted using our FRIENDS acronym:
We want to encourage children to learn through play. We are not just a football activity provider, we are much more than that. We want to play a significant role in a child’s learning and development and that is exactly what our classes aim to achieve.
Currently, Soccer Stars Academy offers kids football training throughout Scotland, England and Wales.
Some of the locations where we are currently running classes in Scotland include North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tayside & Fife, Forth Valley, Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire.
In England, current locations are in Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Wirrall, Preston Sunderland, Durham and West London.
In Wales, we have classes in Cheshire. Click on the ‘find a class’ or ‘sign up’ links to navigate to the booking system for all our locations.
Soccer Stars Academy also offer football parties and holiday camps, which run throughout the year. For more information, please get in touch with us.
A Note From Our Founder
Our football classes for kids were established by myself, Mark Molloy, and my wife, Siobhan, after realising there were limited quality football classes for toddlers that our son Louie, who was three years old, could partake in. As a result, I decided to create my own football classes for kids — and so, Soccer Stars Academy was born!
I have played football most of my life. Growing up, I played with various Scottish and English premier league academies, including Celtic, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Everton. I have also represented Scotland at various youth group levels.
Being involved in football from a young age really did give me vital life skills and qualities. It improved my confidence and allowed me to make so many life-long friends.
I am now on a mission to deliver Soccer Stars Academy classes to as many kids as possible throughout the UK and allow them to experience the many benefits that our football classes can give them.
Co-Founder & CEO
5 Reasons to choose Soccer Stars
Our football classes for toddlers and kids provide a fun and engaging environment. Our no-pressure environment is aimed at building your child’s confidence, agility and communication while also improving his/her football skills.
Our founder Mark has professional football experience having played with various football clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Celtic, Arsenal and Manchester United. He also studies to become a PE teacher and has over 10 years teaching experience. He therefore knows exactly what to look for in his coaching staff to ensure high quality and fun sessions.
As a football class activity provider, we do not charge any joining fee like others do, nor do we ask you to pay for an entire year. Classes are booked in 4-week blocks. On average, each class takes a maximum of 16 kids, and this means all kids receive coaching, attention and feedback in each session.
We use spacious, well-equipped sports halls, outdoor pitches or community halls for each of our sessions. Each venue we select for our classes has to adhere to our venue criteria checklist which ensures the venue is safe, large enough and has all the essential amenities.
We offer 4 classes – Toddlers (for ages 18 months to 3 years) and Kids (ages 4-5, 5-6 & 7-9). Our toddler football classes, known as ‘Twinkle Stars’ and ‘Bright Stars’, feature a different theme every week. We mix a variety of fun, physical activities mixed with a football element. For ages 5-6, we offer ‘Shooting Stars’ this class is designed with skill acquisition in mind. The ‘Super Stars’ are home to the 7-9 yr olds, these kids classes are designed to further develop the skills previously learned.