founded december 2016
Football fun for kids ages 3 and above
Skillz Skool was founded by Chris Balmer. An experienced footballer & manager who turned his attention to obtaining his Football Association coaching badges after he was unable to find any classes locally for his then 2-year-old son. His idea was to make football affordable, accessible and fun.
Pathway Into Junior Football
Give Your Child a headstart
Skillz Skool is backed by Silcox Villa JFC, which was established in 2007 & now has over 100 registered players. This partnership gives kids attending Skillz Skool a clear pathway into a local, well run junior football team.
The Skillz Skool Team
FA Qualified, Vetted & Hand-Selected
DOB - 28.09.1984
Years Coaching - 8 Years (5 yrs Kids, 3 adults)
Badges Achieved - FA Level 1 & 2.
Supports - Liverpool
Position you play/played - Actually played all positions, when I was younger was more a defender/centre mid then striker. Seemed to be the older I got the more I moved forward.
Teams played for? - School Teams (English Martyrs, St Wilfrids). Crosby & District. Pavilion Athletic. Printworks AFC. Salisbury Atheltic. The Gateway Hotel. And many more Sunday & Saturday league teams.
Your best moment as a footballer? - Playing infant of the Dutch supporters at Anfield during the Euro 96’s. Amazing fans! We played a 5 a side tournament before each game when I was in school and had the likes of Seedorf, Bergkamp, Del Piero, Di Matteo, Zola and co all watching us!
Why do you enjoy coaching kids football? - Its great to see the kids enjoying their football as much as I did when I was young, seeing them develop and improve each week makes it all worthwhile. And I’ve already seen some excellent improvements from some of the kids that have attended (and still attend) our classes!
Fun fact? - I was surprisingly top goal scorer 3 years on a row for my local team believe it or not ha! Also can do 100+ keep-ups in a row. 🙂
DOB - 10/08/2000
Years Coaching - 4
Badges Achieved - FA Level 1 in Coaching & FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers
Supports - Liverpool - who else.....???
Position you play / played - GK & CB
Teams played for? - Tranmere, Airbus UK (Wales), Litherland Remyca, Chester, St Edmunds FC, Merseyside u18s, AFC Liverpool (Currently).
Your best moment as a footballer? - Getting MOTM in the FA cup for AFC Liverpool
Why do you enjoy coaching kids football? - I enjoy planning and putting on sessions to pass on my knowledge and seeing players improve each session.
Fun fact? - Chris Kirkland is my best mate
DOB - 25/09/1997
Years Coaching - 4 years
Badges - FA level 1
Supports - Manchester United
Position Played - Centre mid/left wing
Clubs played for - Crewe centre of excellence, Blackburn reserves, Altrincham Ladies
Your best moment as a footballer? - Becoming part of a professional club and travelling to several places in UK, Croatia and the Isle of Man.
Why do you enjoy coaching kids football? - Enjoy coaching kids by teaching them my knowledge of football in a fun way and seeing them have fun and improve their skills.
Fun Fact - Not only do I play football, I was a national swimmer and represented the Northwest in the English triathlon championships