Leeds United Foundation

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As part of the club’s player pathway, the Leeds United Foundation run 7 weekly Skill Centres and a Technical Centre.

The Skill Centres comprise 1 hour weekly training sessions and the Technical Centre is 1 hour 15 minutes long with a regular games programme.

The Centres follow a similar syllabus which is focused on the Leeds United Way and focus on the individual development of those attending.

Should any of the players show the right attributes, there is scope for players to be referred through the pathway into the Academy.

How to book – Book attendance to one of our Skills Centres online via Leeds United Website. https://tickets.leedsunited.com/en-gb/categories/skills-centres

Attendance at our Technical Centre is by invitation only. – for more information on this please contact [email protected]

Contact details:

For more information or any other enquiries, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Telephone: 0113 367 6014

Aimed at 5 – 12 year olds, the Leeds United Foundation Soccer Schools are rewarding, educational and most importantly, fun for all ages. Delivered by FA qualified coaches, the training programme features lots of small sided games and fun competitions to help children develop their football and social skills. Children will be fully supervised by our DBS checked and first aid trained coaches, who will ensure your child is in a safe and happy learning environment throughout the session. Sessions can be booked per day or for the full 4 day course.

Schedule of Activities:

Soccer Schools take place at various locations across Leeds and surrounding areas during every school holiday. For an up to date schedule please visit https://tickets.leedsunited.com/en-gb/categories/soccer-schools

Impact / Outcome

Fun football activities to learn new skills, make new friends and being active.

Aspiring the participants with roles models and the Leeds United Values.

How To book – Online via Leeds United Website https://tickets.leedsunited.com/en-gb/categories/soccer-schools

Contact Details : Email: [email protected]

Telephone number: 0113 367 6014

Active Through Football is a fantastic opportunity for you to have your say and get active the way you want to. A shared love of football is bringing communities in Leeds together and making a real difference to people’s lives. No matter your skill level, the aim is to get people moving, so even if you have never kicked a ball or scored a goal before, there will be something for you.

The project is based in Burmantofts, Richmond Hill, Hunslet, Beeston & Holbeck and is for all participants aged 16+ who are looking to get more active and join fun sessions in their communities, while also having there say on what type of activities they require. The Active Through Football project is a 5 year community led project, funded by the Football Foundation, aimed at giving communities opportunities to come forward and create a difference for themselves through football.

Impact / Outcome

Active Through Football aims to improve people’s lives by creating more opportunities to become active. The projects main aim is to upskill individuals who show interest to learn more and be involved with the sessions and to create a session programme in each area that can be sustainable and carry on for many years after the 5-year project ends.

How to book – Please follow the link to sign up; Attendee Signup - Upshot

Contact Details: Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07706324840

Our Premier League KICKS programme uses the power of football to support communities across Leeds by inspiring young people and breaking down barriers. Through our sessions we see improvements in young people’s football abilities by simply improving their self-confidence with a football at their feet and practicing with their peers. Our sessions also go further and through this increased confidence our participants also see improvements in academic achievements and increased leadership skills.

We engage with over 1,000 young people every year through structured activities and the scheme has enabled our young people to find routes into education, training and employment through volunteering opportunities.

The Leeds United Foundation KICKS programme aims to unite communities in the city of Leeds, through football based activities and is a tool to engage young people throughout the city. Not only that, but our free service makes the KICKS programme an open accessible opportunity to any young person in the local area that want to get involved in football and meet new people along the way.

Impact / Outcome

The aims and outcomes of our Premier League KICKS programme are:

  • Increase playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in football and a range of sports (8-18yrs)

  • Enhance physical and mental wellbeing, including self-esteem, ambition and social skills

  • Strengthen communities with a culture of volunteering, social action and positive role models – supporting education, training and employment pathways (focusing on 16-18)

  • Work in partnership with young people, the police and other stakeholders to support the younger generation with the societal challenges they face (eg youth violence) and to improve community safety

  • Inspire young people to develop positive, supportive relationships with one another and the authorities

Promote integration and champion equality, diversity and inclusion

How To book

Walk-in sessions only, no booking required. Registration forms need to be completed on the first session by a parent/guardian. Email the KICKS lead for the list of sessions we deliver across Leeds.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0113 367 6341

Our Football4Me programme provides young people and adults with disabilities an equal opportunity to play football, offering professional coaching to develop their skills and understanding of the game. As well as training there is also an opportunity to represent the Leeds United Foundation in matches, just like the pros.

The inclusive sessions are structured to suit the needs of those attending and allow participants to engage with footballing activities, focusing on developing both football skills and friendships.

The CP and Frame session is a specific session for young people who have Cerebral Palsy and use walking frames. This session allows all young people to opportunity to feel safe and included within football.


The Leeds United Foundation are proud to offer SEN schools the opportunity to engage with our programmes to enhance the learning of their students. Our dedicated staff work closely with class teachers to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to develop within PE. As part of the packages, we can offer adapted ground tours and mascot visits. We can also assist with fundraising activities.

Soccer Camps

Our disability soccer camps provide an opportunity for young people to feel safe and have fun during the school holidays. Our holiday provision is a multisport offer with focus on teamwork.

Impact / Outcome

  • To offer footballing opportunities for all.

  • To retain and engage participants at all sessions.

  • To allow all participants an opportunity to learn life skills.

  • To allow everybody to feel part of the Leeds United Family.

How To Book

Please click on link to see full schedule and to book online;


Contact Details

For any further information please contact [email protected]