Footstars Office, Bourne Vale Sports Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE

About us

Footstars are a coaching organisation based in Suffolk that provide professional coaching to the local community. We offer sessions for children from the age of 2.5 years old up to the age of 12. Sessions available range from total beginners to advanced level players. We also have a goal keeper centre from the age of 8 up to 15 years old.

Players are coached in a positive and challenging environment, with Footstars placing player development as the focus of every session and match. We have players go on to Elite and Academy football for various professional football clubs and we are proud to provide local clubs for ALL players.

Training and Apprenticeships

Sport Coaching Traineeships

Currently not in education or employment? Get work ready with a traineeship! 

We offer sport coaching work experience programmes for 16-24 year olds. You can join our professional coaching organisation as a trainee for 3 months and learn new skills that will improve your future prospects. Footstars coaches over 1,000 young players each week, providing opportunities for the local community to take part in physical activity, which has enjoyment at its core. As part of the course you can study online for entry level coaching qualification delivered in partnership with Virtual Learning UK. Onward opportunities include Apprenticeships, BTEC Study Programmes and employment. Limited places available. Register your interest today by contacting

You can learn more about our programme by downloading our Traineeship Booklet and you can download our application form here. (Word docx)

Sports Coaching Apprenticeship

Footstars Coaching Apprenticeships are available for 16-18 year olds who are interested in developing a career in Sports Coaching whilst gaining practical experience in the coaching industry.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:

  • Work alongside experienced staff including UEFA B Coaches
  • Mentoring from professional football club Academy Coach
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Gain further qualifications and contacts in the coaching industry

Footstars provide apprentices with quality 1-1 mentoring with years of experience working at schools, development centres and Professional Football Clubs. Specialising in Football at our development centres, Footstars PE programme provides schools with first class PE lessons covering a range of sports on the national curriculum. Our programme is unique to each apprentice to develop their delivery by enhancing apprentice’s technical knowledge, delivery styles, behaviour management and confidence. Find out more on our apprenticeships page

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