‘Invest your time, become Active and make a positive impact’


Established in 2005 with the help and support of the Prince’s Trust, Active Soccer is a leading sports coaching and event company operating throughout the UK. Our trained and qualified team of coaches specialises in providing Fun, Healthy and Inclusive opportunities for children in physical education, sport and leisure activities.


Exciting opportunities are available for suitably qualified and motivated people to become a franchisee with Active Soccer.


We are already working in many areas within the United Kingdom since launching our franchise opportunity in 2009. Our focus for the past 12 months has been on establishing the New Active Soccer Sports Centre as a central Head Office base and training centre for the franchise network. Our internal systems and support network have developed so that phase 2 of the franchise opportunity can grow.

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark Whitwood and his company Active Soccer with regard to his football coaching business which he runs throughout the United Kingdom.

Mark is a fine example of a Prince’s Trust ambassador who took advantage of the Prince’s Trust support to run an extremely successful business which deserves to succeed and play a vital part in the successful progression of youngsters taking part in football being well coached and trained and making it to the very highest levels.”


Gordon Taylor, PFA Chief Executive

The Active Soccer model was developed and refined for four years prior to franchising in 2009


Key Information

  • Typical Start-up Cost: £4,995
  • Exclusive territory
  • Franchise Location: Local – Option of branded Active soccer vehicle
  • Fixed monthly management fee payable to Head Office


By joining active soccer you will be joining a team of professionals who are dedicated to the improvement of football and sports activities within the United Kingdom.


Active Soccer franchisees are contributing significantly within their own communities and are helping develop and spread the important values and messages active soccer believes in.


To understand exactly what is, and what is not included and further financial information please complete the contact form and we will be in touch.

Active Soccer Bournemouth

I have been an Active Soccer franchisee for nearly 7 years. In this time I have seen many developments within the company aimed at encouraging children into sport. The Active Soccer team have supported new initiatives and developed efficient marketing strategies i.e. The Active Soccer App and website. I am looking forward to continuing working with Active Soccer, getting young people into sport.


Well done to the children who took part on the general election fun day 🏑🏸🎾🏀⚽️

Active Soccer Warrington

After leaving university in 2002 with a degree in Sports Studies I was fortunate to gain full time employment with Cheltenham Town FC as a community football coach. I performed this role for 2 years before going into Leisure management due to a lack of opportunities to progress in the football Industry.


After 6 years as a Leisure manager for various hotel chains I decided that I desperately wanted to get back into football coaching and began to look around for opportunities.


I started to think seriously about taking on a franchise as with my coaching experience and managerial background I felt I had the qualities to make a success of it. I found Active Soccer on a franchise website and emailed for more information along with a few more franchises. I was delighted to receive a response that evening from Mark Whitwood of Active Soccer who wanted to meet that week.


We arranged a meeting (Mark came to me so I didn’t have to travel) and had a chat about my experience, what the franchise consisted of, costs, potential revenue etc. To say I was excited after the meeting is an understatement, Mark is a very likeable person who you warm to immediately and has some fantastic ideas that he has already used and new ones to use in the future. Active Soccer as a franchise was a great opportunity.


The brand was there as was a growing reputation. Along with this I would have the ongoing support of Mark and the other franchisees.


I can safely say this is the best decision I have ever made, although as you would expect it is hard at the start you have the support of Active Soccer and that support will drive you to success.


I am now up and running and have just had all my current schools rebook for the new year along with 4 new schools which has all been achieved through hard work and by following the Active Soccer model and building a strong reputation.


I am now aiming to continue building my business up and achieving more and more as I go along.


By following the other franchisee ideas and implementing your own you cannot fail to make this Franchise a success.


EXTRA TIME at Lydiate Village Hall start September 4th.
Breakfast and After school club aged 4-11 years Monday – Friday.
Starts 7.30am and finishes at 6pm.
Bookings are now being taken at the Sports Centre in Maghull.

Interested in running your own Active Soccer franchise? Contact them today by completing the form and clicking SEND. Someone will get back to you shortly.

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