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.