Mini Kicks are passionate about football
More importantly, we are passionate about using football as a medium to maximize development in key areas of this formative age group of 2 Years right through to 8 Years of age.
We accomplish this through a completely new, exciting and creative curriculum that works alongside the latest government initiatives to allow for the greatest development of your child.
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Our goal is simple: To have a positive impact on every child we serve!
Meet the team
All of our coaches are enhanced CRB checked, first aid trained, and fully qualified coaches. We take absolute care in recruitment of coaches so that our high standards at Mini Kicks are maintained.
Ben is originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He studied for a Bachelor of Science in both Exercise and Sports Science and Biology and graduated with honours from the University of North Carolina. After 3 years as a pro footballer, Ben founded Mini Kicks!
Coach Katie is our baby kicks coordinator. All of our baby kicks sessions are planned following our curriculum designed carefully with Coach Katie. Recently awarded outstanding grade by Ofsted, Coach Katie is a Reception teacher in the area and also acts as a foundation leader at her school. We are lucky to have her expertise and enthusiasm!!
Zeph comes to Mini Kicks with a strong footballing background including representing his country at senior international level. An ex professional at Rotherham United, Zeph is a highly qualified coach and is a key member of the Mini Kicks team!
Coach Jamie is a valued member of the Mini Kicks team. FA qualified as a coach, Jamie also has professional football background and is now at university training to be a physio. Absolutely brilliant with the kids and sessions are a great mix of technical skills and fun!
Coach Dale has been a tremendous asset to Mini Kicks over the past couple of years. With a degree in Sports Coaching and a passion for football, his energy and enthusiasm for Mini Kicks is brilliant. A key member of the team in both our school and academy programmes.
We are very lucky to have Coach Nathan on board as our Scunthorpe coordinator! With a stellar playing career including league appearances at Barnsley FC and Chester and a lot of GOALS! An FA level 2 qualified coach with a big emphasis on fun, Coach Nathan is a massive hit with all the children!
A lead Coach in Scunthorpe and a massive addition to the team, Coach Steve is a local Scunthorpe lad who came through the youth system at Scunthorpe United and went on to play in the football conference. His energy and enthusiasm is a pleasure to watch and definitely one of the Mini Kickers favourites!
Coach Liam is the Mansfield and Rotherham area manager. He has his level 2 coaching certificate and has many other qualifications including HLTA and level 3 in health and social care. Liam has a strong footballing background and is a former Rotherham United professional. Liam’s best moment in football is when he scored at Wembley twice in the FA Trophy final against Wrexham . Liam is great with the kids and always brings lots of energy to his sessions!
Coach Karen has been part of the Mansfield Mini Kicks team since February 2015 when it all began, she is our Baby Kicks Coordinator/Coach. She has qualifications in Childcare, a Foundation Degree in Management and Leadership and has worked with children for the last 15 years. She competes in Ballroom and Latin dancing and recently came 2nd in the IDTA Nationwide Medalist of the year! She also plays netball in the Chesterfield League. Coach Karen says “It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet lots of excited Baby Kickers and a privilege to watch them develop new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun”. She is looking forward to watching Mini Kicks Mansfield develop and expand.
Coach Jon is a former Mansfield Town captain, he had made over 150 appearances for the club. He has also played for Manchester City, Gainsborough Trinity, Eastwood Town and North Ferriby United with Coach Liam. He is currently a PE teacher at Selston High School having completed an Honors degree in Sports Science. He brings both footballing and academic experience to team Mini Kicks and is extremely enthusiastic and approachable. Welcome aboard!!
I began working for Mini kicks Mansfield in October 2015, working my way from part time hours to a full time coaching role within a year.
I have played football since the age of 6 and have played for various local sides at senior level including Shirebrook, Clipstone and Rainworth.
I gained an interest in coaching when completing a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development and went on to achieve a BA Hons Degree in Sports Studies at the University of Derby.
I try to bring plenty of energy to my Mini kicks sessions, and love seeing the children having lots of fun and making new friends whilst developing their skills.
Nathan has an ethos and vision for the “Hull Mini Kicks family”, wanting the family to grown at a steady pace to make sure we have many happy mini kickers. Nathan strives to make Mini Kicks a fun and enjoyable place for the children and parents to attend, ensuring that the children leave with a smile on their face every time.
Ryan is an extremely popular coach at Mini Kicks, an integral part of making and continuing the “Hull Mini Kicks family” ethos. Warm and welcoming to new mini kickers, parents and coaches alike; Ryan makes everyone feel welcome and part of mini kicks. A perfect example of how coaches at Mini Kicks make the whole experience for the children enjoyable.
Martin is the most experienced of the coaches with the Hull Mini Kicks team, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team to help us progress week on week. Martin is an extremely enthusiastic coach who is revered by the children, parents and coaches of the “Hull Mini Kicks family”.
Alex joined the Mini Kicks family in July 2015, playing his trade with the Hull team. Alex is a fun and enthusiastic coach, who loves nothing more than making sure that the children are having lots of fun and learning new skills. Alex is an extremely good football coach and is an integral part of the “Hull Mini Kicks family”.
Emma currently coaches the Baby kicks with the Hull team, specialising in teaching the 2-3 year old groups. Emma is fun and enthusiastic every minute of the day, which rubs off on the children and parents that join her baby kicks. Emma plays a massive part in making the “Hull Mini Kicks family” a happy place to be.
Here we have a coach that is always happy and always smiling. There is never a dull moment when Tom is around. Currently Tom coaches our 2-3 year olds at one of our five academies across the city of Hull, bringing laughter, smiles and above all else an enthusiastic way of coaching our Baby Kicks. Tom is a massive part of the “Hull Mini Kicks family”.