Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2017

Company Overview

The Kixx mission is to positively impact every child and at every opportunity

Kixx provides a fantastic introduction to football for young children aged between 18 months to 10 years. Our academy sessions develop children’s physical and social skills, simultaneously promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

Our sessions have been created and developed by professional footballers and are delivered by professional coaches who use the best games, drills, exercises, and materials for working with children within our age range.

All sessions provide a super fun, positive and safe environment to learn new skills. It is also a place for children to make friends, improve self-confidence, learn respect for others, and have a sense of pride in their ability to master their skills.


Along with our Kixx Academies, we provide a Kixx education programme which provides an innovative curriculum of physical education to schools and nurseries nationwide. We also have a charitable arm, Kixx community which enables us to make a further impact.

Franchise Overview

Kixx was founded back in 2011 by former professional footballer, Ben Hunter. In the first 10 years of the business, Kixx has been on an incredible journey. A journey that started with 3 children attending the first ever class in Doncaster, to now positively impacting over 15,000 children every week!

We have in excess 50 territories across the UK with over 35 different franchise owners.

The Kixx brand, our values and support network continue to attract a variety of individuals to the franchise family, coming from quite different backgrounds. Franchisees includes well-known names in the sports industry including Boxing Coach, David Coldwell. Football League stars James Coppinger, Joss Labadie, Ade Azeez and JJ Hooper. The growing franchise family includes many sports coaches, former pro footballers, and semi pro footballers.

Kixx also have owners who come from a non-sport background including teachers, armed forces personnel and individuals who have worked in business, marketing operational and IT related roles.

Becoming a Kixx Franchisee brings you a multi-faceted business providing several income streams.

Along with our franchise partners we enjoy high profile associations with premier league football clubs, Nike, the NSPCC, McDonald’s and Goals to name but a few.

A Kixx franchise is not a job, it is an opportunity for the right people to invest in a scalable and profitable business model with incredible values that has both proven results and huge amounts of potential to grow.

Our model, which also includes first class administrative systems, expert marketing tools and development support, giving our franchisees a predictable and highly profitable business from launch.


We are immensely proud of the support and training that we continue to develop and provide for our franchise network. All franchisees will receive and have access to an incredible level of support and software for the entire journey.

Training includes, but not limited to:

  • Launch Strategy Training and Planning
  • Customer Relationship Management Training
  • Kixx Education Training
  • Kixx Community Training
  • Dedicated Marketing Support
  • Social Media Training and Support
  • Business Development Support
  • Kixx Operations Handbook Training
  • Coaching CPD through our Kixx Qualification

In the first 12 months you are entered into a growth programme and we work closely with each franchisee to continuously exceed all business and personal targets through mentoring and team working.

Through our proven model, we launch each new territory being in profit from day 1 of launch. It is expected that you will get a return on your initial investment within year one.

Daily Life of a franchisee

Every franchisee has a different story with a different background along with different personal goals moving forward. So, this means the day in the life could be quite different for each person.

For example, we have franchisees who will spend their weekends coaching at their Kixx Academies and then within the week they could be delivering our Kixx education programme within schools and nurseries.  

They will spend their week days planning their lessons, maintaining, and building relationships with the relevant audience through communication (B2B and B2C)

This is done by daily activity on different social media platforms, phone calls, emails, meetings, and site visits.

However, we have franchisees who use their network to recruit the right people giving you the space to lead and invest in the growth of your business leading the business on an operational and strategic level.

Regardless of your own situation, if you have the passion, desire to make a difference, share similar values, a successful franchise can be built and grown around many lifestyles and circumstances.

David Coldwell

David Coldwell, one of the UK’s most respected and well known boxing coaches, has just announced that he’s launching his very own Kixx franchise.

Kixx was founded back in 2011 by former professional footballer, Ben Hunter, and the brand has since become one of the fastest growing football academy franchises in the UK.

Boxing coach and Sky Sports Analyst, Coldwell, recently announced through his social media channels, that he would be launching ‘Kixx Hyde’, during the early 2021, with academies opening across Hyde and surrounding areas in Manchester.

Coldwell is more well known in the sport of boxing than in football, training athletes like Tony Bellew, Derek Chisora, Jordan Gill, Hopey Price and British & Commonwealth Champion, Lerrone Richards.

However, this isn’t an immediate sport’s switch for Coldwell, as he has been a dedicated father, mentor and coach to his own sons football journey which started five years ago when son, Theo, joined the ‘Kixx Rotherham’ academies.

At just 4 years of age, this was Theo’s first introduction to football and where the true love for football began. Both David and Theo felt the positive impact of the Kixx coaching, which 5 years on has led to David launching his very own Kixx franchise.

David Coldwell commented:

“When Theo was four, he’d never previously shown much of an interest in football but out of the blue he’d said he wanted to give a go.

“My family had heard good things about Kixx at the time, so we decided to take him to Kixx Rotherham, and we were just blown away.

“It wasn’t just about learning new football skills. In just a few weeks Theo’s confidence increased and the shyness he displayed in public situations started to fade away.

“We both fell in love with coming to the football academies, seeing all the children with smiles on their faces and simply enjoying what they are doing. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, the learning and trying process slows down massively.

“Everything Kixx does is set up to engage and inspire children and this is something that I wanted to be a part of, alongside my son Theo, who to me, is my biggest inspiration in life.

“Our team can’t wait to launch the academies and start making a positive impact on the live’s of children in Hyde and surrounding communities”

Boxing fans and athletes don’t need to fear a sudden career switch, as he won’t be becoming a full-time football coach anytime soon.

Coldwell added: “My full time work will of course remain in boxing, but this is a project that is very personal to me and my family.

“My Family are everything to me and the impact that Kixx had on my son is one of the biggest reasons I am investing and starting my own Kixx Academies. I want to inspire more young children to get active and enjoy the journey like Theo did. Kixx Hyde gives me a fantastic opportunity to do just that.”

“I share the same values to help change children’s lives through coaching and sport. We are assembling a fantastic team who will share my passion, the Kixx values and our mission to positively impact as many children as possible.”

David Coldwell isn’t the first ‘high profile’ sports individual to share the same values and mission of Kixx. Coldwell joins a growing family of Kixx Academy owners which also includes Doncaster Rovers ‘Legend’, James Coppinger, Newport County Captains (Current/former), Joss Labadie, David Pipe, and football league players including Ade Azeez and JJ Hooper.

As a brand nationally, Kixx, impacts around 15,000 young children each week, and that figure will continue to climb rapidly with inspirational figures like David Coldwell joining the network. 

Goldman Sachs and Barclays have identified Kixx as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the UK.


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