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.”

Our Vision

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.
Our philosophy is quite simple but we feel is effective! With the success we have seen the kids make, we believe we are making great strides of progress. By providing sessions which demand a high intensity, realism, relevance and repetition the kids are getting quality coaching which makes the transition from training into matches a much smoother one. In match-play the children have a great opportunity to implement what they have learned, to think for themselves and work out problems in teams.

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.

We promise to put every bit of energy we have into making sure that the children are challenged to learn, practice their technique, and have the opportunity to implement what they have learnt in match scenarios, whilst being in a safe and fun environment.

Skills

Qualified 100
First Aid trained 95
Fun 85
Duty of care 100

Meet Our Team

Lorenc Dedja
Lorenc DedjaHead Coach
Lorenc is the founder of the London United Football School.

He has been involved in the coaching industry for over 4 years, a qualified FA coach he is always coaching in and around Hampstead, With the work he does at University College School, he is very respected and known in the area. A Watford FC Scout who is hired for his ability to spot talented players and develop the ones he has at his disposal, loved by the players and respected very highly by parents, Lorenc is a household name in a lot of people’s houses.

Joe Menear
Joe MenearIntroduction to Football Lead Coach
Joe has only been with us for a short time, but in that time he has demonstrated his determination, a fantastic work ethic and a great open mind to learning. He is fantastic with the young kids and divides his time between studying for his A-levels, representing University College School’s first team and coaching for London United Football School.

Joe was only meant to join LUFS on a volunteer basis but we could see he was a young star in the coaching profession, so we had to cage him, get him qualified and let him impart his knowledge and learn the ropes. Joe has demonstrated such a open minded mentality and teachable mentality, that makes him a pleasure to work with on a regular basis and have Joe as part of the coaching team.

Joe is now our lead coach for the Introduction to Football Class

Alex SimonCoach
Alex has been working with us since January, we couldn’t have asked for a better christmas present. A reliable and hard working your man. He is currently juggling his work with his A levels. Working along side his best friend Joe on our “introduction to football” class, like two peas in a pod, they are taking the class by storm. We are very proud and happy to have such a nice guy working with us.
Aaron Goldstein
Aaron GoldsteinCoach
Aaron has recently joined our coaching team. Exceptionally motivated and driven to improve, he is very open minded to learning so will develop very quickly. It helps that he is also a good footballer to show the kids how it’s done.
Isaac Levi
Isaac LeviCoach
Isaac was introduced to the club by one of the fellow coaches. After meeting with him it was clear to us that he is a kind, forward thinking and polite young man. He is learning his trade and has done a fantastic job of taking on board new coaching skills and learning techniques. He is popular among our coaching staff and adored by the kids. Isaac loves travelling and volunteering in places such as South America and Nepal after the devastating disaster. We are very proud to have such a nice guy working with us.
Dylan Roberts
Dylan RobertsCoach
Dylan started LUFS as an assistant. After getting his Level 1 coaching qualification he confidence grew and he went onto take more leadership in the sessions. Soon enough he was leading the session himself and forming his own identity of how he wanted the players to play.
Dylan is one of the nicest people you can come in contact with. He is very keen to learn, still remains very teachable, he has a very mellow and nice way with the kids, which is why he usually leads the younger kids. Very humble and always makes sure he works to the best of his ability.

A qualified fitness instructor, Dylan has a brilliant understanding of the human body, stretching and nutrition, he is always looking to give advice to the kids on the importance of eating right and how to reach their full potential.

Respected and liked by the fellow coaches and adored by the players, were lucky to have him on board.

Tom Youlden
Tom YouldenLUFS Advisory Coach
Tom is involved in the behind the scene running of the club. With Tom’s playing experience and knowledge of the game, he advises the club in how we move forward and progress in the right way. Tom has been a tutor for the Football Association for many years and his knowledge is second to non. He also oversees the development and progression of coaches.

“In all my years of sending my kids to camps, this one is genuinely – and by a considerable margin-the best. My sons football has improved massively and the camps competitive spirit strikes exactly the right balance”.
Kate, LUFS parent

“I have spent lots of money on children’s holiday courses over the years. I strongly think this is the best in terms of teaching and value for money.”
Fiona, LUFS parent

“My son Danny has done Lorenc’s camp for the last 3 years and has always thoroughly enjoyed it. He has improved his football skills and benefited from the really strong team spirit that Lorenc fosters. Danny really likes the mix of working on specific skills in the morning along with match play in the afternoon, as well as the fun games on the last day. The coaches are always very friendly and helpful. Danny has recommended the camp to several friends over the years who have always loved it too.”
Happy mum, North West London