Yorkshire Football Firm Has Year Of Growth
A start-up football academy based in Leeds has increased their revenue by almost 300% in its third business year.
Established in 2015, Foot-Tech Academy has reported a record year of growth, having expanded into East Leeds and signed up more than 280 members.
Co-founders Luke Towning and Nick Bishop started the business after recognising a demand for creative football training sessions for children in the region.
The firm now employs 18 coaches and operate out of two venues in Leeds which include John Smeaton Leisure Centre and Soldier’s Field at Roundhay Park.
The company also works with schools to help improve the pupil’s football skills, whilst also supporting them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For both novice and experienced players, the academy’s curriculum has been devised by long-time coach, Luke and primary teacher, Nick to target young people’s confidence, speed and agility.
Foot-Tech Academy has now taught more than 1000 children in Leeds through its weekly group sessions, one-to-one football coaching, holiday camps and after-school clubs.
It has now planned by the end of 2019 to increase its member numbers to more than 500, secure three new locations in West Yorkshire and hire an additional eight members of staff.
Co-founder Nick commented on the growth, he said:
“It’s amazing to see the children develop and prosper through our football training programme and so rewarding when parents tell us the huge difference that Foot-Tech has had on their child’s ability, confidence and resilience.
“We have more plans for next year which will add significant value for our customers and our aim is to help as many children as possible increase their physical and mental health by participating in football in an unpressurised, friendly environment. More will be revealed in early 2019.”