Little Kickers was founded in 2002 for preschool children and children upto 7 years old.

Our story


Using ground-breaking techniques devised in the UK in 2002, Little Kickers has been a global success story, with its presence in Saudi Arabia since 2013.

Little Kickers started in the UK in 2002. Christine Stanschus was living in London at the time and spotted a gap in the market when trying to find pre-school football classes for her son. Child obesity was becoming a hot topic and Christine couldn’t believe there weren’t pre-school classes to get young children involved in and enjoying sport, so she decided to do it herself.

With a successful career in investment banking rather than football coaching, it was clear she needed to play to her strengths in business and find football and developmental experts who could help her shape the classes.

It was a recipe for success. Christine focused on building a brand around “fun first” making sure she worked with experts in child development as well as FA qualified football coaches. Together they created programs that would deliver high quality football skills, combined with important pre-school learning concepts such as color and number recognition, sharing, following instructions and using imagination.


With a network of 2,000 coaches and 240 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 we’re always happy to hear from people who want to become a franchisee and experience a better work/life balance while running a successful business.

Our clients in Saudi Arabia, eastern province, include: 

  • Al-Mutlaq Nursery.
  • Al-Mutlaq Compound.
  • Bamboo Nursery.
  • Al Atheeb Village.
  • Dana Compound.
  • Tamimi Western Compound.
  • Zamil Village.
  • Rima Compound. 
  • Saudi Aramco.
  • Rofana Compound.

 

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