Kick Academies

Kick Academies

At KICK it is our mission to transform young people’s lives with God’s love through Sport and support. We are concerned that young people in their droves have stopped coming to church. According to the Evangelical Alliance, you are more likely to survive being on the Titanic than you are as a child in Church to still be attending into adulthood. Research suggests that 85% of young people in the UK never step foot inside a church these days. This is a problem that we want to counter, and we believe that working together we can stem the tide. Our solution to this issue is to go into schools and deliver PE National Curriculum, Solution Focused Mentoring, Transformational Street Dance and Sports Chaplaincy provision. We look to build relationships and work with local churches in the area to equip them to run additional sporting provision at the weekend.

We have a strong KICK Academy model which provides churches with all the tools and resources to deliver high quality football and dance coaching linked to a theme, which enables them to share a sports’ ministry slot from the bible before the children end with matches/performances. For example, the theme that day may have been ‘focus’ – so they focus on their passing, heading and shooting. Then in the sports’ ministry slot the young people are taught about an inspirational story about the theme from the bible – where Peter focused his eyes on Jesus and got out of the boat to meet Him in faith. This is a seamless switch and one which engages the young people through the tool of sport and dance. The ethos of KICK means that each and every KICK Academy is available to all young people, irrespective of ability or background. It is about the taking part and fulfilling personal potential.

Find your local Academy

To find your local Kick Academy please search the map below.

St Mary Magdalene School Hendon Street, SE10 0NF

St Mark’s Scarborough Kick Academy – St Mark’s Church, 116 Coldyhill Lane, Scarborough, Y012 6SD

Fast London Kick Academy – Yvonne Carr Centre, 2 Thessaly Road, Battersea, London, SW8 4HT

St Albans Kick Academy – 7 Ashley Road, Brick Knoll Park, Ashley Road Industrial Estate, St Albans, AL1 5UG

Christ the Redeemer Cambridge – Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS

Canning Town Kick Academy – St Matthias, Kimberley Road, E16 4NT

St Mark’s Holbrook – St Mark’s Lane, Horsham, RH12 5PU

Sunderland Community Church – 61 Renfrew Road, Redhouse, Sunderland, SR5 5PT

Temple of Praise – Oakfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0UF

Living Water Northolt – 12 Kensignton Road, Northold, UB5 6AL

St Margaret’s Barming CE – The Rectory, Church Lane, Barming, ME16 9HA

Christchurch Barnet – Christchurch Barnet, St Albans Road, EN5 4LA

Rowheath Pavillion Church – Heath Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1HH

Herne Hill Parish Kick Academy – St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, SE24 9LY

Bethany City Church Kick Academy – Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ

Salmon Youth Centre Kick Academy – Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4TE

LVA Kick Academy – Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AB

St Saviour's Multisport KICK Academy, Vicarage Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7TP

Lay Witnesses For Christ International KICK Academy, London Borough of Bromley, BR1 1RY

Aslan KICK Academy, Pimlico, Westminster, SW1V

St Saviour's Football KICK Academy, Vicarage Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7TP

St Paul's Hounslow West KICK Academy, Bath Road, London Borough of Hounslow, TW3 3DA

Croham Road, London Borough of Croydon, CR2 7BA

Kidbrooke KICK Academy, Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3 0DU

St Mark's KICK Academy, Kennington Park Road, London Borough of Southwark, SE11 4PW

Alyve KICK Academy, Croydon Vineyard, Tamworth Road, London Borough of Croydon, CRO 1XT

St Paul's Crofton KICK Academy, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JE

11 Mund Street, Fulham Boys School W14 9LY

146 Tedder Rd, Monks Hill, South Croydon, CR2 8AH

WWSB KICK Academy, Wickham Road, Croydon, CR0 8EH

Merland Rise KICK Academy, Tadworth, KT20 5JQ

Royston Field, Franklin Rd, Penge SE20 7QG, United Kingdom

Thinking of setting up your own Kick Academy?

Partnering with KICK to establish a new KICK Academy in your local area is an exciting step and one that a number of churches and church partnerships have already done successfully.

KICK would love to explore how a Kick Academy would work best in your local area. We provide resources, training programmes and expertise to help you get started and support you along the way. For more information please contact us.

We run regular training for Kick Academies throughout the year in March, June and November.

Annual Tournament

The annual KICK football tournament has been running for over 10 years.

A few hundred people gather to play, support, and frequently brave the inclement British summertime weather! Despite this, it is a great day of competition and fun, played in the spirit of KICK. We also present the KICK Annual Awards at the tournament. These awards recognise the hard work and achievements of the young people and volunteers in our academies. Teams can be entered in 3 age groups:

School years 4-6

School years 7-9

School years 10-13

This year’s tournament will take place at Oasis Academy Shirley Park in Croydon on Saturday 13th July 2024. Registration is from 11:30am. If you would like more information or to sign up your team please contact