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Since 1985 Challenger Sports have been delivering fun and educational soccer coaching programs to children aged 2 - 18 from across the globe. Over 200,000 children each year are positively engaged in soccer through our network of coaches, franchisees and partners. We’re still growing quickly, so there’s no better time to join the Challenger Sports family...

We are always looking to branch into new communities and cultures to provide excellent soccer training to children all over the world. We have the brands, the curriculums, the expertise, the equipment and the territories, all we need now, is you.

2016 has brought great success so far with 25 franchisees launching in the first 4 months, and those wanting to run a business within a sector they love are continuing to come on board. We’ve recently branched into two new countries; South Africa and Romania, with talks of entering New Zealand, Australia and Cyprus plus China already underway.



Buying a franchise can be a life-changing experience; it provides you with an opportunity to earn a high income but with the support, guidance and backup of the franchisor. Starting any new business carries a risk, but franchising has been consistently proven as a great way to lessen that risk.

Forming a partnership with an existing organisation that has proven systems matched with an individual’s drive to run their own business is a recipe for success.

We launched our first franchise in the summer of 2013, and since then it has continued to grow with over 60 franchises currently operating across the globe.

So what does it cost? We have two payment options for all of our brands; full payment and monthly payment. No matter which payment option you decide to move forward with, you’ll have our on-going help and support throughout your journey.



I decided to franchise with Challenger Sports because of the unique coaching opportunity they presented to me.  Essentially, they offered a training environment that contained a non-recruiting, safe goalkeeper training atmosphere for all surrounding soccer goalkeepers, club teams, high schools and colleges. This "neutral" training environment allows teams to utilize our services without the threat of being recruited to play for a competing club team.  This presents a win-win-win situation.  The club "wins" because they can utilize a professional, value-added goalkeeper training service they might not have available.  The goalkeeper "wins" as they will become a much stronger goalkeeper.  GK Icon "wins" as we get constant business.

Erik Eisenhut, GK Icon Pittsburgh

Franchising with Challenger Sports was an obvious choice for me given that I had already worked for the company as part of their American summer camps programme. The success and popularity of the company is clear to see and it is an organisation only going in the right direction. From day one I have received a fantastic amount of support, advice and guidance from the team at Head Office and I know that someone is always there on the other end of the phone.

Starting a new business was a daunting but exciting prospect for me. Thanks to Challenger Sports, I have been able to grow from nothing into something very successful. If you are thinking about franchising, then look no further than Challenger Sports. It's a decision you won't regret

Richard Pickering, TinyTykes Peterborough

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