Our session timetable
The table below provides information on all sessions. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more or to book a place.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are unfortunately closed until further notice. Please join our mailing list if you want to be the first to know when we open up again. We look forward to re-starting as soon as school venues are open again for private hire and we can deliver our sessions within government and FA guidelines safely. Realistically, this could be September 2021, although we may have a few outdoor sessions arranged in May-July 2021. We will announce this as soon as we know through our newsletter.
Day of week
Type of session
Dates not included
Total # sessions
Fortismere, Muswell Hill
Rec - Y6
Skill development sessions for ages 4-11
Our sessions for this age group are taught in groups of 6-12 children, indoors, with expert teacher. Our sessions are one hour long, and we pride ourselves on using every minute of that time for learning. We use futsal balls as this increases the amount of time the ball is on the floor and playable. Children are grouped according to their learning needs rather than their age, and this allows us to support every child at their level.
Our sessions are for all boys and girls of all abilities from the local area and sessions are filled each term on a first-to-register basis. Each programme lasts for one school term, and children joining mid-term pay for however many lessons remain following their free taster session.
Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to stay and watch sessions. There is ample car parking at the venue. We offer free taster sessions for new children.
At our youngest ages, we focus on ball control, balance and co-ordination and understanding directional play. At older ages, our sessions are comprised of small-sided games, typically 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 games, so each child gets lots of involvement. In every session, at all age groups, we insist on welcoming, friendly and positive behaviours from everyone attending.
See timetable above for times and venues.
Futsal Club sessions for ages 12-16
Our Futsal Club is a place for secondary school children to come and play, be with friends, and learn the game of futsal.
Futsal is a 5-aside game, played on a hard surface, with small goals, sidelines and a special, heavy ball. Our futsal expert coaches teach the children to play the game, including attacking and defending tactics and strategies. The video below shows some footage of our Futsal Club, as they learn about defending as a team:
Sessions usually begin with some child-led small-sided games, before moving into learning through the full 5v5 version of futsal. We aim to being in opposing teams each term to play competitive fixtures within the usual session times and at the same venue.
See the timetable above for times and venues.
10 reasons to choose
Ministry of Football
We believe that the key factor in any learning programme is the quality of the teacher. We are experts in children and we obssess with improving ourselves and each other.
A positive environment
Everyone is welcome at MoF. Our venues and sessions are calm, friendly and positive. We insist on inclusive, welcoming behaviours from children, especially to new families.
We do not have a joining fee. We do not charge for a special kit. We have no extra costs. Group size is low. All children get equal access to great learning and enjoyment.
Our coaching sessions are game-based. All children get lots of involvement, lots of ball touches, lots of decisions, lots of play time. We excel in child-friendly competition.
Strong club links
Where needed, we have strong links to other football clubs in the area, both great grassroot teams and professional club academies. We can signpost you onwards when you're ready.
We use well-equiped, indoor facilities, with easy car-parking. Parents and families are welcome to stay in the warm and enjoy watching sessions.
A buzzing atmosphere
We create a place where children can get lost in their imagination. We believe that children deserve more than just 'fun'. We use dance music to add to the intense feel of games.
98% of parents say that coaching is Good or Very Good. Most children tell us that MoF is their favourite weekly activity. We respond to suggestions from parents and children .
We are not a franchise
There is only one Ministry of Football! We have not diluted the experience by franchising out to beginners. We can be responsive and innovative in our approach.
We don't think we know everything
We know we are still learning. Just like the children, we try new things and explore new ways of doing things. We collaborate widely and share what we have discovered.