Cre8 Football is dedicated to ensuring children love sport and take part in positive physical activity. We do this by creating an environment which allows each child to Learn, Develop & Enjoy, regardless of their ability level.
Cre8 Football is a not-for-profit football organisation based in Croydon and Lambeth since May 2015. We work with children and young people, predominantly aged between 5 to 14 years old, meeting sporting, social and educational needs. Our staff are experienced, qualified and DBS cleared, working to a specific syllabus and session plan while meeting individual needs.
Our main activities include Saturday morning and week day football sessions and school holiday activity/sports camps which enables the participants to improve social and sporting skills keep positively occupied, meet new friends, and experience a positive learning environment. We work with approximately 100 children per week including our work with children centres, schools and our development centre.
We are proud to be able to further support community progression by providing placements for enthusiastic and DBS cleared volunteers.
Qualified & experienced staff to identify & meet your child’s needs.
Age appropriate challenges to maximise enjoyment and learning.
Social interaction to develop & increase self confidence and communication.
DBS/CRB cleared staff for your peace of mind.
What age groups do you cater for and is it just for boys?
We welcome boys and girls of all abilities aged from 5 to 12 years.
Do all coaches have the necessary qualifications?
Cre8 Coaches hold recognised coaching, first aid and safeguarding qualifications and have up-to-date DBS certificates. All staff are experienced and attend regular training events to enhance their knowledge of coaching youth football.
Do I need to stay?
Once your child is signed in for the session then they will be under our supervision. Parents/ Guardians are welcome to stay and watch the activities or go back to bed, work or get a coffee!
Does it matter that my child isn’t confident at football/ hasn't played football before?
We provide sessions for children of mixed abilities, providing age and ability appropriate challenges to maximise learning and enjoyment.
What should my child wear?
We recommend children wear comfortable weather/venue appropriate clothing, suitable for physical activity. Shin pads are advised but not essential pads and appropriate footwear to suit the venue/pitch. When registering for a session, you will be informed of the venue type.
As a guide:
Indoor: Trainers or astro trainers
Grass: Trainers, moulded or studded football boots
Astroturf: Astro trainers, moulds or plastic studs
If you are unsure, please check prior to your child’s session to avoid disappointment.
How do I sign up for a session?
How much are your sessions?
Prices start from £1.50 but sessions and venues are priced individually, please see Our Sessions section for more information.
Do you play matches?
The children get an opportunity to play in matches and tournaments every session. In addition we regularly arrange enjoyment and learning packed fixtures to test learning and further increase enjoyment. We aim for all children to play ‘competitively’ with us but this isn’t always the case. If your child is selected to play in these matches you will be contacted separately for permission.
What exactly will my child do for the day or half day?
Your child will learn, develop and enjoy through our football based activities which include: small sided games, 1v1s, 2v2s, football fitness, ball mastery, skill challenges, tournaments & matches. Your child will get to recharge their batteries during the snack break in the morning and at the lunch break, where they will have the opportunity to play board games, draw, colour and read. Your child will make new friends and feel part of a great team.
How do I sign up for a holiday camp?
I have more than one child that I want to attend your camp, do we receive a discount?
We offer a 10% family discount per when booking onto our holiday camps.
Do you provide lunch?
You are required to provide a packed lunch for your child (full day) and a snack (half day). In addition, you child will need plenty of water based drinks (no glass bottles please).
What if my child is unable to attend a day or half day at your holiday camp and we have pre booked and paid?
If your child is unable attend one or more days/half days we will transfer the place to another day or our next holiday camp so your Super Child doesn’t miss out.
- Super Saturdays – All Abilities Welcome
- Development Centre – Advanced Level
- Holiday Camps – All Abilities Welcome
- U21s Development Centre – Advanced Level