An interview with Emily and Ben from Little Kickers

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I met up with Ben and Emily Evans who run the Little Kickers franchise in Marlow, Maidenhead and Henley, to find out more about Little Kickers and how they came to have been running the Marlow franchise for nearly 10yrs.

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What inspired you to begin running Little Kickers?

Ben worked as a Little Kickers coach while studying Sports Management at University. Upon learning that the franchise area where he was working was for sale he immediately started to make enquiries! Together with his wife Emily, who had been working in an Early Years setting while at university, they bought the Maidenhead, Marlow and Henley franchise. The opportunity was perfect as they were both leaving university later that year and had planned to start a career coaching sport to children.

How long have you been running it and who’s involved?

We have now been running the franchise for nine years and Ben has been coaching in these classes now for twelve years. We have eight other staff members who coach alongside us or work in the office.

Who are your classes targetted towards?

Our classes are for children aged 18 months up to their 7th birthday. We split the classes into…



Describe a typical class, what should we expect?

We give your children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. Each class includes a warm up, ball skills and goals scoring, where the children learn through fun, imaginative games.

 What makes Little Kickers different to other kids football programmes?

With a network of 1,500 coaches and 260 franchises in 20 countries, we’re now the world’s biggest and most successful pre-school football academy and there’s plenty more to come. We’re constantly enhancing our classes with the help of our experts and focusing on Early Years development.

Can people come along to try it out?

We offer a free class for all new customers. Call or email us to book a trial session.

What’s the best way for people to find out more

For more information please visit our website call or email us on 07477648340 /

You can also read more information about the class groups and when the classes run on the Little Kickers Marlow Mums page here


  • “….the highlight of my child’s week”

    “Imagine your Child cannot wait to get somewhere. Imagine when they get there, it turns out to be one of the highlights of their week. Imagine a warm, welcoming environment where you witness their confidence grow, their co-ordination & skills improve & them having an absolute ball – You’ve just imagined Little Kickers & it is utterly unique”.

    John-Paul Davies
    Sky Sports