Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

Carlton Cole testimonial

“Our eldest boy has been attending Skillz, working with Ashley and Dan on Saturdays, Mondays and in the school holidays for over a year now. We have found Skillz to be an enjoyable and safe environment for children to play in as well as being great fun!

Our son loves it and has benefitted from his attendance there and we are now sending his younger brother along to the Skillz 4 Tots classes as well!”

Carlton Cole – Former West Ham UTD Footballer

Cayden, 7 & Cody, 4 Years Old

Maxine Gaynor Testimonial

“Great fun was had by all at my Son’s 9th birthday party, arranged by Skillz.

The boys were fully entertained and engaged for 1½ hours.  Dan did a fantastic job organising the various activities where they played games and finished with a highly entertaining football tournament!

The party package is excellent value for money and they helped us find a great location to hold the party.

My Son and his friends think that it was the best party ever. Thanks to Coach Dan for making my boy very happy!”

Maxine Gaynor

Levi – 9 years old

Tony Leamy Testimonial

“Aidan has been going to Skillz for the last two years and I have been amazed at how much he has grown in terms of both confidence and ability.

Well structured sessions that are first and foremost fun, have seen him through the constant encouragement of the coaches, develop individually and also learn the value of teamwork. The team take their time to get to know each and every child. The coaches friendliness, patience and enthusiasm leaves every ‘Superstar’ with a smile on their face from the first minute to the last of every session.

When we asked Aidan about how he wanted to celebrate his 7th birthday he had no hesitation in shouting ‘a Skillz Party’ and now several of his friends are joining the sessions.

I no longer need an alarm clock on a Saturday morning as Aidan is up, in his football kit and dragging me out of bed every week!”

Tony Leamy

Aidan, 7 Years Old

Archie, Alfie & Jenny Love Skillz Childrens Sports Courses

“Great fun! My two grandchildren have been attending for over 3 1/2 years!

The coaches are great, learning all of the children’s names and making them feel special & welcome.

Not only are the classes popular with the children and parents, but the paper I work for, The Croydon Advertiser, have taken a liking to Skillz writing 3 articles about the great work they are doing!

The best decision we have ever made. 10 out of 10!”

Jenny Gould – Croydon Advertiser

Archie 8, & Alfie, 6

Alex Reeves

“I have been bringing Adam to Skillz for over 3 years and he loves it! From his first day Ashley, Dan and all the other coaches have been fantastic, helping him develop his football and his personal skills.

Each session is different and all the coaches are so enthusiastic with everyone regardless of how good they are at football. I have now started bringing Gabrielle who looks forward to playing football and loves scoring a goal! The best bit is when they are voted Player of the Match and get to lift the Trophy in front of everyone.

Adam and most of his friends have had Skillz Birthday Parties and the Coaches make the parties’ great fun!

I cannot recommend the Skillz team highly enough!!

Alex Reeves

Adam, 7 & Gabrielle, 3

Michaela & Susan – Thomas Wall Children's Centre

“Thank you very much Coach Ashley for all that you do within the Children’s Centre Skillz session. It is great for us to observe the children’s development at the start of your courses and what they are achieving by the end. Parents/carers and children love the session so much and as you know due to popular demand we now have your Skillz sessions on a continuous programme.

You are friendly and welcoming and you take the time to get to know each child’s name and make them feel happy and secure when taking part in your group (especially in our big school hall). To keep the children’s concentration you adapt the Skillz each week including Football, Rugby and Basketball and you also include popular children’s themes/interests and welcome boys and girls to join in.

I have known you for at least a year and half and I am very proud to have your sessions in the children’s centre. Please keep up the great work and Thomas Wall Children’s Centre looks forward to the next year ahead and working in partnership with you. Thank you.”

Michaela & Susan

Thomas Wall Children’s Centre

Olyvia - Alexander 4

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a key and instrumental part of Alexander’s development in the last two years and for helping in building his confidence and interaction skills.

He has blossomed into a great 4 year old toddler who is now much more confident, friendly and very interactive!”


Alexander, 4 Years Old

Patrick McCarthy Testimonial

“I would like to provide my thanks to The Skillz team for all the great football & multi sports coaching you have given to both Ryan and Luke.

The boys really look forward to the football sessions each week and your patience with them is a credit to you all, especially with Luke who does struggle with his attention!  The sessions are always well structured and well organised and have been a huge confidence booster for both of the boys. Cannot praise highly enough!”

Patrick McCarthy

Luke, 8 & Ryan, 10 Years Old

Melodie Blake Testimonial

“Both of my sons have been coming to Skillz since my youngest son Jay met Ashley at Purley Nursery. He came home talking non-stop about Coach Ashley and football.

The Skillz team made up of such friendly and kind coaches welcomed both my boys to their sessions. Kai, my eldest son has autism and the team always make sure he is included, cared for and encouraged.

Skillz has taught my son Jay all he knows about football and he has spent so many days and weeks learning, developing his skills and having fun at both the weekly sessions and holiday camps. Jay’s love for football is due to Coach Ashley and his teams passion and enthusiasm for coaching. They even managed to get Jay into rugby after a multi sports camp. Jay is currently training at Fulham FC’s development centre and we know that this is down to the skill with which the Skillz Team have taught and nurtured Jay’s love of football.

I can’t recommend them highly enough for coaching sessions, holiday camps and birthday parties. They are such a great team of coaches who really care about the kids.”

Melodie Blake

Jay, 6 and Kai, 8 years old

Tara Shankar – Rishan 6

“Our 5 year old has been going to Skillz for over 2 years and really enjoys himself during both the holiday courses and Saturday morning sessions.

The courses and classes are very well structured but still incorporate a really fun aspect. All of the coaches are very motivating and as a result, Rishan’s football skills, concentration and listening have really improved. This has also helped him become a more confident and sociable child.

10 out of 10!”

Tara Shankar

Rishan, 6 Years Old

Elish Hurley Testimonial

“Ashley and The Skillz team were Stefan & Joshua’s first introduction to football, apart from me and Kevin kicking the football with them in the garden (not very well!). Three years on, they are now true football fans and players!

Thank you Ashley and your team for all you are doing promoting football in such a positive way to our young players. Here’s to another year of success for Skillz!”

Eilish Hurley

Stefan & Joshua, 9 Years Old

Gemma Williamson Testimonial

“Sam has been going to Skillz on Saturday mornings for over a year.  He enjoys it so much and is not happy if we ever have to miss a week!

The coaches are great; friendly, fantastic with all the children, they know all their names and are full of praise, energy and enthusiasm.  They obviously love football and want the children to love football too. 

The whole programme is incredibly well organised and excellent value for money.  Sam also attends holiday clubs and we are about to arrange a birthday party for him in August.  

I cannot recommend Skillz highly enough!”

Gemma Williamson

Sam, 7 Years Old

Ashley first introduced Skillz to our school in 2012. Since then we have established a professional, reliable and structured partnership that all students enjoy and benefit from.

The quality of coaching that is provided, along with the overall service, is excellent and regulated well between the coaches and the school.

As a department leader, I am grateful for the hard work and professionalism the Skillz team have brought to our school.

Daniel Pitt

Head of PE, Thomas More Catholic School

“We have been using Skillz as our football provider since 2012. We currently have a successful lunchtime club for girls and an after school club that caters for children from years 1 to 6. Both of these clubs are regularly at maximum capacity.

Skillz have always worked with our school to ensure that their provision is of the highest quality and they take their responsibilities of providing a quality community resource seriously. In my opinion Skillz offer a high quality service that is valued by our school.”

Dermot Mooney

Head Teacher, Margaret Roper Primary School

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