Testimonial from parents
“My son has attended the last two Footstars Residential courses. He has thoroughly enjoyed both years due to the relationships he formed with the coaches and other players. In his first year he didn't know anyone attending but the coaches were great with getting him involved straight away. His football development has improved significantly due to attending the 5 day course. Excellent value for money and I will be signing him up again for his third year in a row!”
R Gayle - Parent
"My son has been a member of Footstars since he was 5 years old.
When he started he had no understanding of the game, only a love for it. He has progressed from not knowing which goal to score in, to last year being selected for a place at Norwich Elite. We whole heartedly believe this is due to the attention and compassion that Guy has shown Milan throughout the last 6 years, starting from the Footstars PDC sessions through to the matches played with the team on a Sunday. From skills on the pitch, to background knowledge on how to keep your body fuelled for exercise, Guy and his Footstars team offer the full package.
I would and do recommend Footstars to anyone I hear of that is looking for some expert coaching for their child."
S Hyam - Parent
"Both my sons really enjoyed your 2 day camp and said it was the best activity camp they had ever been on, so well done to you for making it so enjoyable for them."
N Yucel - Parent
"A really well organised tournament (Footstars 4 v 4 Festival) with excellent attitude from all the children and teams who took part this morning! Fantastic support from the parents and families who came along to watch. Many thanks to the Footstars coaches for a very enjoyable Sunday morning!"
S Seston - Grandparent
"I wanted to say thank you for today's tournament. It was very well organised, incredibly good spirited & friendly, and a fantastic day for the little ones to play football. Thank you for taking the time to organise it."
P Moore - Holbrook Hornets Chairman/Parent
"Totally recommend Footstars to any young person who would like to start playing football within a supportive, encouraging, positive learning environment. Our son has been attending for two years and due to the patience, support and time given by the coaches, he has been encouraged to apply himself to learning the rules of the game, working as a team and learning skills and techniques that he can carry forward as he gains confidence and experience in the game - thank you to the coaches who give up their own time to make it such a positive and enjoyable experience for the boys."
S Walker - Parent
"Cannot recommend Footstars enough. My son loves attending the training sessions, they have really helped to develop his football skills, with the added bonus of meeting lots of new friends. Thank you for all your continued support with progressing my son in football and for being a great coach."
E Morling - Parent
"Both my sons have joined Footstars and can honestly say one of the best football decisions we have made! My 13 year old goes to the goalkeeper centre on Mondays and my 11 year old the Friday PDC.
Both the boys love the sessions and have improved their ability and confidence massively. Thanks to Josh, Matt and Ross who are so supportive to all the boys and so encouraging. Thank you."
A Schwarz - Parent
"Our son has been part of Footstars for two and a half years. We made the decision to quit 2 PDC pro clubs to give him better quality coaching with coaches that really care about developing a player and putting in the time 1 to 1. As an U12 coach myself, you can’t help but be impressed by Guy’s passion to make players better. Can’t recommend them enough! Brilliant!"
J Chinnery - Parent
Testimonial from schools
"Our children have benefited from the excellent PE teaching of Footstars. Guy and his committed coaches come in for two whole afternoons to deliver PE lessons across the school. The lessons are superbly planned, cater for all abilities and special needs and behaviour management is exemplary. Guy has become an intrinsic member of my staff team and he has been passionate about the quality of his staff and their ability (like him) to relate and know individual children. As a small school relationships are key and Guy and the other coaches have embraced this and have worked tirelessly to get to know individual children, their abilities and what they need help to work on. The two extra curricular after school clubs delivered by Footstars have increased to over 50% of our school roll attending due to the positive influence that Guy and his coaches have had on our pupils."
S Wood - Waldringfield Primary School Head Teacher
"The team led by Josh have been a fantastic asset in our school - bringing energy, expertise and enthusiasm to every session. My pupils love learning and working with Josh and consequently their attitude and skills have improved significantly. Josh is very good at motivating reluctant athletes as well as encouraging the more able to challenge themselves."
F Parr - Barningham CEVC Primary School Head Teacher
"Over the last two years we have been working closely with Footstars to help support our enrichment programme on a Wednesday afternoon with a particular focus on providing expert football coaching for our Year 7&8 students.
In addition, Footstars have also supported our well established Sky Sports projects. This programme looks at raising pupils confidence and self-esteem through PE and School Sport.
I have always found Footstars coaching staff to be extremely professional and a very well organised company. My five year old son attends one of their weekly sessions at the weekend and has been for the last 2 years."
S Broom - Stowupland High School Subject Leader for PE
"Children are engaged positively and it was clear good relationships have been formed. There was a clear progression of skills being offered and the lessons were well resourced.
Children remained safe at all times and maneuvered equipment safely. This has obviously been well taught and embedded across the school. The coach ensured all pupils took part during the lessons and even those who struggled-especially during the 'Golden mile' were encouraged to persevere and complete the challenge. I am proud that you represent Martlesham and offer the pupils there a good deal.
Thank you for your continued dedication."
S Harper - Deputy Regional Director REAch 2 Academy Trust
Testimonial from football clubs
"I am very pleased to be associated with Footstars helping to start and continue our very successful Mini Hoppers section for the club. Through their great passion for football and their enthusiasm to develop the boys and girls into ones ready for the non competitive early stages of their footballing lives."
Nick Ward - Chairman/Secretary of Chantry Grasshoppers Football Club
"Ipswich Athletic Youth F.C. has been running a partner programme with Footstars for 3 seasons now. We have seen an increase in the number of players coming through into our youth teams helping to create a sustainable future for the club helping us to grow and provide good quality grassroots football for the local community. The work done by Footsars has also led to improvements in the ability at the stages of early development of those children. Additional support has been made available through their holiday camps and specific areas of training when required, such as their goalkeeping courses. We are very happy with the support we receive and our ongoing partnering programme."
Kevin Clark - Secretary of Ipswich Athletic Football Club
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