Academy Director

David Pipe

We Make Footballers have been running for the past 10 years. Having had great success in London, We Make Footballers have now become a football franchise coaching over 4,000 children every week across over 46 venues including in Essex.

Our mission is to provide best-in-class professional football coaching for boys and girls of all abilities. Our unique coaching methodology, common sense, and passion for football enable us to create the perfect environment for a child to learn and develop in the Essex area. Through our network, we provide pathways for our players to join professional academies and local grassroots clubs. We’re making footballers.

We Make Footballers Academy in Essex was set up in 2018 by David Pipe who is a UEFA A & FA Advanced Youth Award Qualified Coach (Level 4). David is a West Ham United fan but also works for Tottenham Hotspur FC as the Womens U21s Coach.

As per all We Make Footballers academy managers, David believes in the We Make Footballers mission and strives to help players of all abilities become the best they can be! We are proud to provide football training for kids in the Essex area.

Why do Children & Parents in Love our Training?

Improved technique

We break down the football fundamentals in a simple and engaging way. Then, our 1-on-1 drills give your child the time to reinforce what they've learnt at their own pace.

Teammates to mates

We only have 10 children per coach to ensure high quality training and the chance for your child to build friendships. We also have strict anti-bullying policies so they will always feel safe.

Healthy children are happier children

Exercise is best when it doesn't feel like exercise. Our weekly training and holiday camps are fun, but also boost your child's fitness, speed, movement, and agility too.

A real brain booster

It's not just physical and social skills, our unique sessions help with cognitive function too. You will see your child develop better concentration, learning, listening, and decision-making skills week after week.

team

Kevin Ayres

Senior Coach

Birty Frith

Junior Coach

Kasey Still

Junior Coach

Elliot Kiru

Volunteer Coach

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We Make Footballers is fantastic. Our daughter has enjoyed many hours of football training on Saturday mornings and in the holidays. What a great way to motivate kids with sport, teach them to win, to lose, to support others and to strive to be the best they can.

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Frequently asked questions

Are you looking for a football training academy to partner with?

How it works: We provide players and teams for local grassroot teams to compete at a competitive grassroots level. The partnered club recommend WMF to players who aren’t quite ready to play at a grassroots level side (players may be too young or new to football).

What safety procedures are in place and are your coaches DBS checked?

All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on site will be first aid trained.