Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Soccer academy set for expansion

Thu 11th Mar 2010 | Marketing & PR

A Bolton soccer academy for youngsters is looking to expand across the country with plans to franchise the model and spread its message of football and fair play.

Strikerz is the brainchild of Dave Flitcroft, assistant manager at Rochdale FC, who decided to set up the academy to help spread the footballing philosophy promoted by his father John Flitcroft, who died in 2008.

Dave has designed a training programme that sets itself apart by including moral values, positive behaviour and peer respect alongside traditional football skills.

Dave said: “We have got a programme that can help kids of all ages and abilities, and we work with parents to help them understand our philosophy and be part of their child's journey.”

The academy, advised by Wilds Chartered Accountants, now has a plan to establish 10 new franchises within a year, teaching 900 youngsters.

Mick Seddon, business development director at Wilds, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Strikerz, which is already showing huge potential to expand.”

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Manchester City Women’s Champions League Scarf Trail

Thu 20th Apr 2017 | Marketing & PR

More than 300 Manchester City Women scarves have been draped, hung and hidden throughout the city centre of Manchester, as their highly anticipated UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against...

In Focus: 4 *New* Metrics EVERY Football Club Should Track

Wed 5th Apr 2017 | Marketing & PR

The CEO of DiscountIF , Lewis Holland, continues to analyse and share his findings on football club’s online merchandise stores within the UK. The original post can be seen here . There has been...

Nissan Replace Gareth Bale With Female Footballer

Wed 22nd Feb 2017 | Marketing & PR

Gareth Bale’s injury sees him substituted with Ana Rueda Hernandez in the latest ad for UEFA Champions League sponsor Nissan. Nissan - the official Global Automotive Sponsor of the UEFA...

Manchester United Appoint New CEO Of Media

Mon 20th Feb 2017 | Marketing & PR

Manchester United has appointed Phil Lynch as Chief Executive Officer of Media. The new role will see hi, responsible for overseeing the club’s digital media strategy, as well as the management...