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What Makes a Great Venue for Children to Play Football in London?

If you’re looking for football classes in London for your child, an important aspect to consider is the venue. This blog will break down some important factors you should consider before registering your child for a football school.


Transport Links

One of the best things about living in London is that the city has great transport links. When looking for football classes in London for children, you should look at what train stations and bus stops are near the venue. This is very important to consider if the venue isn’t within walking distance from your house. This is because you don’t want to be late from travelling and miss out on valuable football training time, or tire your child out by walking for too long before the session even starts. 


If you’re driving to the venue, you should think about where you will be allowed to park your vehicle to drop off and pick up your children from their football classes. You do not want to waste time searching for parking in busy streets, or worse, be driving in a no-parking zone. Some venues may offer you on-site parking, or the classes may run at times that allow free street parking. When looking for children’s football classes, have a look at where you may be able to park close to the venue before signing up.


Another important factor to consider is safety. At Samba Soccer Schools, we make sure that all of our football classes in London take place in venues that are safe for children. These venues have more than enough space for children to run around in, CCTV cameras in place, and COVID-19 guidelines being followed. This gives parents peace of mind when their kids are at our classes, working on their football skills.

Furthermore, our classes also take place in private venues rather than public spaces. This gives you that extra level of security as the venues will have staff on-site that may be able to help you if you get lost or lose a belonging. Also, being away from public spaces means that dogs cannot run onto the pitch, which can disrupt classes or hurt your child.


Indoor/Outdoor Pitches

Finally, you should think about whether you prefer indoor or outdoor football pitches for your child. Because of the unpredictable British weather, some parents prefer their kids to play football indoors to avoid any cancellations due to rain. However, other parents prefer outdoor venues because they want their children out in the sun to get fresh air. 

Are you living in London and looking for football classes for your child? Then why not book a free trial with Samba Soccer Schools? Sign your child up for a free trial lesson with us here.



Where can I find football classes near me?

At Samba Soccer Schools, we run weekly football classes all over London. To find a venue near you, enter your postcode here, and you will be able to find classes near your home.

What can I do if I can’t travel to football classes with my child?

If you can’t commit to travelling to football classes with your child, you may want to consider one-to-one classes with Samba Soccer Schools instead. This will allow your child to benefit from a football coach coming to a place more convenient for you, rather than you travelling to a venue.

What can I do if I don’t like the venue?

The good thing about Samba Soccer Schools is that you can book a free trial lesson before committing to a membership. This will give you the opportunity to see the venue yourself and decide whether you like it or not. Before signing your child up for a football school or academy, check to see if you can benefit from a free trial lesson.

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