It’s all about FUN...Our 10-Week Foundation Level Football Coaching Programme.

Our Sunday AKIDAMEY sessions are available to join now.

Our coaching sessions are designed to get children involved in football, with the emphasis on having fun and leaving with smiles (& a Trainer of the Week award!).

All of our coaches are DBS certified and hold either FA or UEFA qualifications / certifications.

When and Where?

Established in 2006, the aKidamey started at Runcorn's Heath public park, but today we're proud to be based within Runcorn Linnets APEC Taxis stadium with off-road parking, The Nest Café, toilet and baby changing facilities available during sessions.

The AKIDAMEY is held every Sunday morning at:

Linnets 'APEC Taxis' Stadium,
Stockham Lane, Murdishaw,
Runcorn, WA7 6GJ.

Complex entrance next to Queen of Hearts Pub

Our New Session Times

9:30am - 10:30am Beginners Foundation (3 - 7 Year Olds)

10:30am - 11:30am Foundation (7 - 11 Year Olds)

Players are constantly assessed for group progression.

The Akidamey

Founded in 2006, Runcorn Linnets JFC established the junior training Akidamey and introduced a new innovative way to coach young boys and girls in the art of football.

The Akidamey is a Halton Community Sunday Soccer School, with a successful history of providing quality, fun football coaching sessions open to all children (regardless of ability) between 3 and 11 years of age.

We develop both complete beginners or players who are currently playing  and just looking for a bit of extra training. Due to the success of our Akidamey, we have been able to introduce multiple new Under 7's boys and girls teams into various Junior Football Leagues every season - purely made up from players that have attended our Akidamey sessions.

We continually add to and strengthen our existing older teams as well as accommodating new development teams across Foundation Level age groups. Unlike other local Soccer Schools our sessions are not purely focused on making money, we are community focused and many children that attend our sessions play for or go on to play for other Halton or surrounding area based junior teams.

What Makes the aKidamey Different from any other Soccer School?

Our Akidamey session programmes are structured, fun, training sessions to help children improve their core skills and development.

Our sessions are not somewhere for parents to send a child to just to kick a ball and muck about with jumpers for goalposts.

Runcorn Linnets Akidamey's forward thinking, experienced Football Foundation Level Development coaches deliver a structured development session programme that is inline with our overall Club Philosophy.

Our fantastic development environment keeps the Club at the forefront of grassroots player development in the Halton and the surrounding area.

Football Development training equipmentBased around the Football Association's 4 Corner Model, the players at the aKidamey are coached using our Linnets Development Theory:

Technical - Ball Mastery, Technical Development, and Small Sided Practical Games.

Psychological - Player Learning, Motivation, Self Esteem, Respect.

Physical - FUNdamentals and ABC's (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination and Speed).

Social - Make New Friends, Develop Confidence.

Why would you take your future little footy stars anywhere else in the area?

The aKidamey Team

aKidamey Head Coach Dan FlanaganWorking with our experienced Akidamey Head Coach Dan Flanagan are coaches from some of the clubs 30 teams. The Akidamey is also used as an opportunity to develop some of our younger junior footballers into coaches themselves.

Coach Dan's 10-week programme combines numerous fun ways to learn about the three ABC's of core FUNdamentals of Movement - Ability, Balance, Co-ordination and Speed (that benefit young people in any sport - not just Football) along with Ball Manipulation (skills) and Small Sided Game Play Practice.

aKidamey Details & Cost

No monthly fee or subscription required here.... Pay As You Play!

Give us a try... your first session is FREE!

1 hour sessions = £3.00


How Old?

The age range of the Akidamey is 3 to 11 years old (Pre School & Primary School Children).

The aim of Runcorn Linnets Junior Football Club Akidamey is to create a fun, warm & safe environment for youngsters to learn and enjoy the art of football.

1st Session (09:30 Start) - 3 to 7 Year Olds

2nd Session (10:30 Start) - 7 to 11 Year Olds

Child Safeguarding

All parents/guardians MUST ensure that when their child attends the Akidamey they are wearing appropriate clothing to reflect the weather (Hat & Gloves if necessary), Football Boots, Shin Guards and have access to a non-fizzy drink at all times. Failure to do so may result in your child being turned away from a session, ensuring the Club continue to adhere to FA Guidelines for Child Safeguarding and Best Practice.

Get Involved With The aKidamey And The Club

If you are a parent, young person (Male or Female) or just a football nut that wants to get involved with coaching, or maybe you have plans to build and manage your own junior team around your son or daughter, then please do get in contact with us.

We look to develop our coaches as well as our kids and you’ll be given financial support by the Club to achieve your FA coaching badges. Our motto is ‘You don't have to be good to start, but you have to start to be good’!!!

Come and join the Linnets party!

Contact Us

To keep up on top of all of our Akidamey updates, please follow us on Facebook. You can also message us via the page.

You can also contact a member of the Akidamey team:

Akidamey co-ordinator Nick Woods
Tel: 07720 829492

Akidamey Cancellation Procedure
If you have a Facebook account please as this is where the team will post relevant updates, including if for any reason, the sessions are cancelled.

** Always check the Facebook page before you leave **