Welcome To LUFS
London United Football School was created to give children in NW3 and the surrounding North West London areas an opportunity to play football under the guidance of professional, passionate football coaches. Our aim has always been to provide a service which exceeds than other local football classes and camps at a more competitive price. We aim to employ the best coaches on the market, pay them an honest rate and let them impart their knowledge to the kids. And LUFS is about far more than just football – we aim to teach kids important life and social skills including leadership and teamwork, problem solving, concentration and discipline.
Here’s LUFS Founder Lorenc Dedja’s story:
“In 2012 after finding my feet in the mean, lean and human-eating machine of the coaching industry, things were going really well and I was enjoying what I loved doing more than ever. The sessions I was running were increasingly popular, kids were coming back time after time and they all seemed to have smiles on their faces (the odd bruised shin, notwithstanding!) And so did their parents. The club – really more of a gathering of the faithful in those early days – just grew and grew and by 2013 we had outgrown our facility and word of mouth was spreading fast.
Taking my courage (and a good dose of optimism) in both hands, I launched London United Football School. It wasn’t all sunshine and great goals, however. In the beginning the numbers attending were low and so were my spirits, but I was determined to make it work, make my company bigger and better. Gradually, more kids started to attend and by the end of the first term I had 12 loyal disciples. The first difficult step had been taken and it felt as if my determination was to be rewarded.
Soon we started organising camps in the school holidays, which were so well attended that a second coach was needed. It seemed to be moving almost too fast for comfort, could the club maintain its progress at such a speed? I needn’t have lost any sleep! The decision to run a football camp in December raised a few eye-brows among my advisers: where would run it? What if it rained? What if it freezing cold? Surely everyone would be away?
As it turned out, it did rain and the kids played on, loving it. It was cold, but they wore thermals, got stuck in and didn’t complain. Moreover, it seems that not everyone is to be found in the Caribbean at Christmas! The roller-coaster ride of setting up the club has been huge, fun and very rewarding for me: and more importantly I believe it has been a positive experience for the players who have improved their game and shown great resilience and also fairness in their dealings with the coaches and with each other.
The future of the club is very bright. My ambition for all of us is to make it an even bigger success. Thank you all for you being involved.”
From a young age, we work with the kids on their technique as we feel this is the fundamental skill in football. Without the right technique the whole structure of progress falls apart. As the kids get older, we work a lot on their game sense and being in stressful scenarios in matches.
The proof of success is always the progression of our kids. We are very proud of the players and coaches alike.