junior football training services:

Woodlands Sports Centre, Woodlands Sports Centre The Academy of, Woodlands, Woodlands Rd, Gillingham ME7 2DU, UK

*Medway Academy has 2 different locations. Choose your preference here

Our weekly group training is great foundation for players wanting to move into local grassroots clubs or professional academies. We've had over 200 players signed professionally so far.

We have indoor and outdoor fields so your child is always comfortable. We focus on technique in small spaces during winter, so they can experiment on larger fields in summer. We plan a thorough one year syllabus, but that doesn't mean you need to commit to the whole year at once. We keep our weekly group training flexible with block session arrangements too.

Football training times:

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1 Week-long camps every school holiday where football meets fun. Attend as much or little as you like.

Our holiday camps are catered to any child aged 4-12 years old. Whether you are a beginner or looking to join a professional academy, our football holiday camps are structured to suit everyone. We have indoor and outdoor fields so your child is always comfortable. We focus on technique in small spaces during winter, so they can experiment on larger fields in summer.

Upcoming camps by Medway Academy:

There are currently no holiday camps available at Medway

Personalised and high energy football training by a professional coach just for your child.

Some children take longer to learn the basics of the game than others, and our 1-on-1 football training provides a more nurturing environment in which they can develop. We often find when children become more accomplished with the basics, they enjoy their football far more. Children develop at different rates and we understand that each player is unique. 1-on-1 sessions allow players to work on targeted areas of their game to overcome obstacles in their football journey.

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Birthday parties for kids with We Make Footballers. Create a day for your child they will never forget!

Whether you are a WMF customer or not, why not make your child’s day even more special, by booking their favourite coach for their birthday! We take great care and pride in the birthday parties we offer the families we work with. Take a look at our Birthday parties and the packages we offer to make your child’s day one they will never forget! Our coaches are best in class!

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We Make Footballers believe we offer one of the top school football coaching programmes in the country. Running the best in class coaching programme outside of schools gives us access to some of the top coaches in the UK.

We also have an intensive training programme that all of our coaches go through, to ensure quality stays at the highest of standards at all times.

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Franchise Owner

Amy Hayes

We Make Footballers have been running for the past 10 years. Having had great success in London, We Make Footballers have now become a football franchise coaching over 4000 children every week across over 46 venues.

Our mission is to provide best-in-class professional football coaching for boys and girls of all abilities. Our unique coaching methodology, common sense, and passion for football enable us to create the perfect environment for a child to learn and develop in the Medway area. Through our network, we provide pathways for our players to join professional academies and local grassroots clubs. We’re making football.

WMF Medway is a football coaching company running out of The Woodlands Sports Centre and The Robert Napier School respectively for children of all abilities, aged 4-12 years. Our philosophy is summarised by Fun, Developmental, Passionate and SAFE. It takes over 1,000,000 touches to perfect football, each one hour WMF session gifts 500 of those - Practise Makes Permanent!

Why do Children & Parents in Love our Training?

Improved technique

We break down the football fundamentals in a simple and engaging way. Then, our 1-on-1 drills give your child the time to reinforce what they've learnt at their own pace.

Teammates to mates

We only have 10 children per coach to ensure high quality training and the chance for your child to build friendships. We also have strict anti-bullying policies so they will always feel safe.

Healthy children are happier children

Exercise is best when it doesn't feel like exercise. Our weekly training and holiday camps are fun, but also boost your child's fitness, speed, movement, and agility too.

A real brain booster

It's not just physical and social skills, our unique sessions help with cognitive function too. You will see your child develop better concentration, learning, listening, and decision-making skills week after week.

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Jermaine McGlashan

Academy Manager

Harry Prentis

Coach

Justin Kazambe

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Megan Jenner

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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.

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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).

What safety procedures are in place and are your coaches DBS checked?

All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on site will be first aid trained.