Mini Kickers is a fun, recreational centre focused on the enjoyment and development of young players. Open to all children aged 3-11 years old, the sessions are age-grouped with pre-school, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 groups running over the course of Saturday mornings (Elite Training Centre, Turf Moor) and Tuesday evenings (Nelson and Colne College, Nelson).


The children are coached in a relaxed environment where the focus is on fun and developing the child as a whole. Your child will be supervised at all times by FA-qualified and DBS-screened coaches.


The sessions of football activity follow a structured plan that will progress each child week by week, ensuring the children benefit physically, socially and psychologically. Underpinning the curriculum is the development of essential life skills such as respect, teamwork, confidence and self-belief.


Mini Kickers is also a fantastic way for children, who show the potential, to start their journey in playing competitive football. Children can move into the Burnley FC in the Community Player Development Centre (PDC) and those showing exceptional talent may be invited to train with the Burnley FC Academy.


Sessions will be held at Nelson and Colne College, Nelson (indoor sports hall) and at the Elite Training Centre, Turf Moor, which features an indoor 3G pitch and a viewing gallery for parents to watch. All children will be awarded with a certificate at the end of the block!


Mini Kickers is fantastic value at just £48 for 12 weeks and is the perfect starting place for your child to be introduced to the beautiful game…



  • Elite Training Centre, Turf Moor (Saturday mornings): 9-10am (ages 3-4), 10-11am (Key Stage 1) and 11am-12pm (Key Stage 2).
  • Nelson and Colne College, Nelson (Tuesday evenings): 5-6pm (ages 3-4), 6-7pm (Key Stage 1) and 7-8pm (Key Stage 2).


COST: £48 for a 12-week block or £24 for a 6-week block.


For more information please contact our Sport Development Manager, Sam Howell, on 01282 704716 or email