We are super excited to confirm that Jamie Green, ex professional footballer and now qualified Physiotherapist is the man at the forefront of growing Mini Kicks in Sheffield.
I have often been asked in the past why Mini Kicks hasn’t started in Sheffield yet – the answer is simple. We take great pride in the quality of our programme and who is running it. We have been waiting for the perfect person to further our brand in Sheffield and now we all believe that we have found him!
We sat down with Jamie to discuss what brought him to Mini Kicks and share some of his highlights of his career so far.
What made you want to become a Mini Kicks franchisee?
I had worked for Mini Kicks as a coach in the past whilst studying to be a physiotherapist and loved everything about the company how it enabled you to bring happiness and fun to children through football. It wasn’t just the football coaching that I enjoyed so much it was the feeling of being part of a Mini kicks family, it wasn’t your typical company there is a sense of belonging at Mini kicks and a support network that makes you feel a valued member of a team, and there is no such thing as failure… only a lesson. I liked the positivity that is infused within the daily operation of the company. Everyone wants to help each other succeed. I had seen friends who I had played football with and grown up with take on the challenge of running their own Mini Kicks franchise and succeeding bringing fun and activity to thousands of children and its something I firmly believed I could succeed in utilising my experiences as a previous professional footballer, football coach, football enthusiast and a qualified physiotherapist. I thought this is a fantastic opportunity to get paid for doing what I love…..football.
Favourite football moments
- Signing my first professional football contract at Rotherham united at 17 years old.
- Making my debut at 18 years old at Wycombe wanderers.
- Scoring my first professional goal at Millmoor on the last day of the season – Rotherham’s last ever goal scored at Millmoor!
- Kicking a ball at the new Wembley stadium in front of 28,000 fans as part of the Rotherham united squad that made it to the league 2 play off final in 2010.
- Coming on as a substitute at Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough in front of 16, 000 fans the best atmosphere I had ever experienced and beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the english football league cup.
Proudest moments outside of football
Studying hard and working to complete my degree in Physiotherapy.
We are excited to be launching this weekend… Sunday, 8th April in Crookes, then Friday 13th April at Shirecliffe, the home of Sheffield United Academy! For full details on venues, times and prices please visit www.minikicks.org/sheffield