Hello, Hi! ⚽️👋
We Are Skillz...or Super Skillz as we like to be called 😬

Here at Skillz we want to develop a love for football in your Super Star as well as boosting their social skills and personality!

We aim to achieve this by providing high quality and entertaining football classes, courses & programmes to children aged 2-11, teaching them in an exciting & engaging way that your Super Star has never experienced before!

Our team of coaches includes TWO European licensed football coaches and Level 2 and above coaches as standard.  We teach over 800 children per week promoting our vision of

“Allowing Children To Be Free To Be The Best They Can Be!”

Teaching Superstars football is something we love to do! You may even see us from time to time scoring a goal in our classes and celebrating more than the children!🤓



The Skillz Family...💙⚽️


Meet the management team behind our programme!

Ashley Thomas

Managing Director

Ashley’s love for working with children encouraged him to create Skillz back in 2012.


His expertise and enthusiasm have taken him to work within professional football clubs including Fulham FC’s academy and Chelsea FC’s foundation department. In 2011 Ashley became one of the youngest coaches in the country to complete his UEFA B License in football coaching aged 20.

Today he is heavily involved in the planning and management of the programme whereby he has overseen the growth of our programme from 10 children to 550 members per week.

He thinks he is the best footballer out of our whole team…the jury is still out on that one!

Daniel Lowe

Area Manager - Croydon & Sutton

Daniel will often be seen being a big kid himself when teaching our Super Stars!


He has been an integral part of our team since 2012 where he has helped develop a number of our programmes, including our Saturday football classes in Purley, which sees approx. 80 Super Stars each week! Where would we be without him? 

Not only is Daniel a highly entertaining coach, he is a half decent footballer and an excellent tennis player (don’t tell him we told you….his ego will become huge!) 

Andrea Raynai

Customer Relations Manager

Andrea joined us in September 2019 with the aim of helping Super Parents just like you have a great experience with us,

She is always on hand to answer any questions and queries and is responsible for planning our super birthday parties, to ensure our Superstars have a great time partying with us!

She is the long term partner of Coach Ashley so she knows Skillz inside out, having supported our journey for the past 8 years!

Gonçalo Pinto

Head of Coaching

This cheeky chappy has brought lots of energy and passion to our team!


Not only does he absolutely love working with children, he has a real passion for football whereby he is constantly studying pro matches and being a true “student of the game”.


Gonçalo hold the UEFA B license as well as a Level 3 in teaching primary school children PE. He currently also works for QPR as a pre academy coach and scout.

You can see Gonçalo heavily involved with our football team and elite academy programme, as well as lots of other sessions throughout the week!


About Our Team 😀⚽️

Our super cool team is carefully selected not only for their coaching credentials, but also for their outgoing, friendly and confident personalities.

Whether you are a parent, nanny, grandad, long lost auntie or a teacher, we guarantee our coaches will be polite, professional, friendly and approachable at all times.

Award Winners...

Since 2012 we have received high praise from the local community and lots of 5* reviews! In the past we have been finalists in the Croydon Business Awards and we won Highly Commended in the National Whats On 4 Kids Awards in October 2019 🏆 🥇

Level 2 and Above Coaches....

As standard, all of our lead coaches are FA Level 2 qualified or above. We opt for quality over quanitty to ensure your Superstar develops to be the best they can be! 👍

Approachable and Happy...

Our coaches are hand selected based on their love for working with children and they all are passionate about what they do! It's more than just a job to us ☺️

Highly Experienced...

Our coaches experience ranges from Premier League academy level to primary school sports teaching, including in disability schools and social settings. 🤓⚽️


⚽️ Want To Join Our Family? ⚽️

Check out our available positions below

Full Time Lead Coach Position

NOT Currently Recruiting

Part Time Lead Coach Position



Football Classes in 

Croydon and Sutton, Surrey

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