Future of Football
Franchise Opportunity

Who are Future of Football?

Luke Ballinger and James Stapleton originally formed Future of Football with current Houston Dynamo Director of Goalkeeping Jason Grubb back in 2011.

It all started with sessions for 3 and 4 year olds inspired by Jason’s coaching in the USA. Seven years on, Future of Football has taken the form of a weekly skill-based programme and still to this day they offer
the same sessions for toddlers. James’s eldest son had a bad experience of the game during a training session for a local team, excited for his first session he watched his son play in a match of 15 v 15 resulting in him kicking the ball once in 30 minutes. James had to ask himself how on earth would his son ever develop as a player in this environment?

This experience inspired James to create a programme along with ex England Futsal Captain Luke Ballinger where Ball rolling time was maximised, every player had a ball at their feet for the majority of each session and skill based learning was at the heart of every session.

Luke had always believed that the next generation of England stars would come through a futsalinfluenced background, (you don’t need to look far to find the world’s greatest players who played futsal at a young age Ronaldo, Coutinho, Messi, Ronaldinho to name a few) so Futsal was infused into the FOF programme. With Luke’s vast experience as an England International (the first player ever to reach 100 caps for the England futsal team) the ‘FOF way’ was going to be exciting.

FOF now provide players of all ability’s skill-based sessions. Whether they are new to the game or have already had experience they will receive high standards of technical football coaching at an affordable price.

James and Luke wanted to create a place where players could come and learn at their own speed, in a fun and engaging environment. They wanted every player, no matter their ability the opportunity to reach their potential.

Future of Football are now expanding, and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with us as we continue our expansion, we would like to hear from you.

What does a Sweet Spot
Franchise consist of?

What do you get as
a Franchisee?

So many people think of starting their own business – not just for the financial rewards but for the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own life. But the downside is that although you get all the rewards, you also take the risks. Taking on a franchise within a proven operation reduces those risks substantially. By joining Sweet Spot, you can reduce them even more!


Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.
Strong Brand – One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing operational support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.


Risk avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

Business support

Everyone working for Future of Football is an important player on the team. We believe in building personal professional relationships with our customers and being polite and helpful at all times. We must make it easy for people to do business with us.

As a Franchisee you buy the right to develop your business in a defined geographical area, with a guarantee from Future of Football of no Future of Football competitor in that area. Franchisees can offer their Clients the full breadth of Future of Football expertise, all supported by the full span of our capabilities.

Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two way working relationship with all our franchisees, and make the Future of Football name synonymous with excellence.

What kind of support can I expect from Future of Football as a franchisee?

We ensure that you are well equipped to start and grow your business. Training, ongoing business support and a wide range of resources are available when you become The Future of Football Franchisee in your area.

One of the main benefits of Franchising is that it is a business partnership between Franchisee and Franchisor. Head Office support is essential especially in the early trading days of the franchisee, and it will always be readily available. In the early days there will be a very much hands on approach, gradually stepping back and letting you, the Franchisee take complete control as you become more confident, professional and experienced.

The operations manual contains all the information and know-how to run your own business successfully. It will be your point of reference for everything you do. It is a step by step guide on how to run and operate the business. This manual alone is worth the franchise fee. It’s a treasure trove of useful information and will save you time and money every step of the way. It is written in a clear way, following an easy to understand format. All the facts of the business without the fuss, and all at your fingertips from day one.

What do I get?

  • Comprehensive training package 100% 100%
  • Established supply chain solutions 100% 100%
  • Operations manuals 100% 100%
  • Assistance with bank funding 100% 100%
  • Recruitment guidance 100% 100%
  • Site search & acquisition 100% 100%


What you need

What do you need to be successful as a Future of Football Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a Future of Football franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes then a Future of Football franchise could be just what you have been looking for:


A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.


A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.


The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.


The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a Future of Football Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

For further information and contact details about this Franchise Opportunity, please fill in the form below to download a free information pack. Fields marked * are required.

13 + 5 =

Need anything else?

If you want to find out about our franchise services, or if you would like a free review of your business without cost or obligation, contact us today.