real coaching
for small people

aged 5-9 yrs

FA certified coach

physical skills 

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Live a healthy lifestyle

Play football 
& have fun! 

small, with big dreams

Small Football is fun, and the main goal is to make football practice accessible to every child.

Small Football School is for children aged between 5-9 years old who won’t play football at school or in a local club, because they don’t feel comfortable or fear being in a large group. 

The training sessions are fun, structured, tailored and paced to attend to the needs of each child in the group. The children will gradually develop the football skills and the confidence that will help them thrive on and off the pitch.

  • Self confidence
  • Decision making
  • Communication & teamwork
  • Physical awareness
  • Co-ordination

During the pandemic, when restrictions allowed, Small Football School sessions at the FDC were replaced by Small Football School In The Garden, with sessions taking place in private gardens. The focus was on coaching a small group of 4-5 children, aged 5-7years old, for a 30 minute session.

Running Small Football School in the Garden has led me to reopen the school with a new goal: To make football practice accessible to every child.

Working with smaller group of passionate, but introverted or shy children is really fulfilling. The small number allows more focus and attention for each child. And when the child’s needs are met, wonderful things happen, they blossom.

Take a look at D and M mother's reviews on Small Football School Facebook page  

Small Football School put an emphasis on individualised coaching, each coach is responsible for a maximum of 6 children in each training session. My hope is, at the end of our journey, is the kids to feel so comfortable that they can play freely with other kids in the school playground or even for the local football team.

the head coach

My name is Dady Kabuiku. I’m an FA Level 2 qualified  Football coach. I’ve studied and worked in football and fitness for over 30 years.

  • Playing at semi-pro level for French club J.A Armentières
  • Currently Coaching under 10 Harriers team at Heigham Park Rangers FC
  • FA trained in safeguarding & first aid, with access to an on site defibrillator
  • Level 4 personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritional advisor
  • 2007 Spanish Thai Boxing Semi-professional National champion (Black Belt)
  • 3 x European Brazillian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Champion (2011-18), BJJ Black Belt
  • DBS checked and certified
  • Father of two energetic boys, aged 10 and 9

the pitch

Our Saturday sessions are held at UEA Sportspark Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ. The installation and facilities are the best in the county. 3G pitches allow us to practice football all year long.

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practice, packages & prices

Quality Practice, Focus and Tailored Service.

Small Football School is an exclusive service. Unlike mainstream clubs we focus on quality, so we choose only to work with small groups of a maximum of 8 children. Once the capacity is reached a waiting list will be opened.

We currently offer one session a week, more sessions may be added in future. For those who would like an even smaller session, Small Football School In the Garden or small group training sessions can be arranged at a suitable time and location, both in term time and during school holidays.

Your child’s first Saturday session at the UEA Sportspark is offered as a free taster, the regular price for each session is £12.30 for one child and £10.40 for two siblings. There are 39 sessions in the 2023-24 school year, so the monthly subscription will be of £43.60 or £36.87 payable by direct debit from September 2023 to July 2024.

session times

Saturday session

At UEA Sportspark, during term times only.

first session


We offer a free taster session, please get in touch to reserve a place, numbers are limited.

saturday sessions

£43.60 per month for 1 child or £36.87 per month for 2 siblings

Saturday morning training 10-11am, for 5-6 and/or 7-9 year olds. Payable by direct debit.

small football in the garden/individual or small group sessions

£10/30 minutes per child (minimum of £20 charge, an extra charge may apply if session held outside the city centre 

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements for personal or small group training sessions

booking & enquiries

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