Where we operate in Essex

*Essex has 12 different locations. Choose your preference here


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Essex locations for kids football training

Wanstead Academy

Grays Academy

Harold Hill Academy

Loughton Academy

North Dagenham Academy

Upminster Academy


We Make Footballers have been operating in Essex for over 5 years and have helped thousands of children to be the best footballers they can be.  Our football training for kids in Essex is based on a self learning methodolgy that prioritises gameplay and learning through play. We have helped hundreds of children into Grassroots clubs and professional academies - with some We Make Footballers even playing in the Premier League.

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Personalised coaching for every child

Never kicked a football? You’re welcome. Want to go pro? Join us. No matter where your child is at in their sporting journey, we offer personalised coaching to match their ability.

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Expert coaches and quality facilities

We hire the best professional football coaches and train at quality grounds both indoors and out, so your child can play football in a supportive and safe environment no matter the weather.

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10 years of happy parents

We're rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 565 reviews on TrustPilot. With 115 venues throughout England and so much crammed into every weekly session, we offer excellent value for money and easy access to top-quality football training.

Why do Children & Parents in Essex Love our Training?

We make football fun

We pride ourselves on making football fun and accessible for our players. Our personalised coaching is for any child aged 4-12 years old no matter their experience or ability.

We’re experts in junior football training

We are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 565 reviews on TrustPilot. With 115 venues throughout England and one expert football coach for every ten children, we offer excellent value for money and easy access to professional coaching.

We only work with the best

Our coaches are among the best in the business, with many coming from professional footballing backgrounds themselves. All of them have a love of sport and a determination to pass this on to the next generation. Every one of our coaches has first aid training and is DBS-verified.

We provide a safe, welcoming environment

We offer a guaranteed safe environment for your child with regular risk assessments, and anti-bullying and nut-free policies.

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    Hornchurch Academy
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We Make Footballers is fantastic. Our daughter has enjoyed many hours of football training on Saturday mornings and in the holidays. What a great way to motivate kids with sport, teach them to win, to lose, to support others and to strive to be the best they can.

Joe, Parent

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Frequently asked questions

Are you looking for a football training academy to partner with?

How it works: We provide players and teams for local grassroot teams to compete at a competitive grassroots level. The partnered club recommend WMF to players who aren’t quite ready to play at a grassroots level side (players may be too young or new to football).

Is parking available?

Yes, you can park for free on site in the Thinking Fitness Chatham car park which is located just a short walk from the sports hall and 4G pitch.

Is parking available?

Permit parking only for borough residents

Is Aberdeen the first We Make Footballers academy in Scotland?

Yes, we are proudly the first We Make Footballers Academy in Scotland.

Is there any parking?

Parking is available

Is parking available?

Parking is available for free onsite.

Is parking free?


Is parking available?

Free and plenty of parking is available on site.

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