Testimonials

Have a look and see what some of the parents and kids we’ve coached have said about us!

“I’m constantly amazed at the quality you produce, just shows your syllabus produces talent. It’s getting crazy the amount of your players getting contracts and trials at the moment, your teams i watched today are scary good!!!”

Martin Brock
Chairman, Junior Premier League

“Having such strong links with Advanced Sports Coaching Ltd has been a massive bonus for Reading FC Academy. The quality of the players being forwarded for trials has been exceptional and this has already resulted in a steady stream of high quality players signing for the academy.”

Eamonn Dolan
Academy Manager, Reading FC

“Very positive. I spoke to one of the mums whose 2 sons came to most of the summer holiday fun sessions. She said they really looked forward to them and were disappointed when they finished. From a parents point of view she was most impressed by how you managed to include all the children, regardless of their age and thought that you and Joe had a great attitude and made the sessions fun for everyone. We were pleased with the numbers who attended especially as a number of families in the area already had holiday commitments.”

Lesley Palmer
Chairman Grittleton Parish Council, Trustee Grittleton Village Hall

“When ****** joined your Development Centre, he was suffering from a severe lack of confidence. However, the belief you have shown in him has turned him around and he now loves the game again. The atmosphere you all manage to create at your sessions is fantastic and the skill on show is an absolute pleasure to stand and watch each week.”

Mr. S 
Parent

“My son has attended a number of different football courses over the last few years, but to find one where the coaches really care about the development of the kids has been a real breath of fresh air. Not only are the sessions the best around, they also offer real value for money and are a lot cheaper than others we’ve attended.  Keep up the great work Nick and the team!!!”

Lynn 
Parent

“I highly recommend Advanced Sports Coaching, the coaches are highly skilled and bring out the best in the players. During his time with them, my sons’ footballing skills have dramatically increased, as has his attitude to being a team player and helping out – his enthusiasm has been fed and recognised by his coach. Definitely worth giving it a go.”

Claire 
Parent

“I just wanted to say thanks so much for organising the Good Friday tournament and match tickets afterwards.  We all had a fantastic day.”

Emma

“Thanks for giving the boys the opportunity of being a part of this, it was a brilliant day. Hopefully we can do it again soon as it was a great experience for the guys to play in the Reading FC Training Dome and wear the kit.”

Robin 
Parent

“I started taking Jesse, my son to the holiday club in Brinkworth when he was four years of age and from the very first minute Nick, Joe and Josh etc were fantastic with Jesse and without their guidance, support, enthusiasm, fun, encouragement, Jesse would not have had the wonderful opportunities he has had at Reading Football Club currently playing for their Academy. For any young footballer starting out Advanced Sports Coaching provide a fun, caring environment to learn and play the beautiful game.”

Dom 
Parent

“Thanks so much for everything you have done for H, we’re all very appreciative.”

Stephen

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for all the time and effort yourself and your coaches have given to Tom. When he joined you we would never have imagined that he’d get to where he is today, so thanks again and keep up the brilliant work!!”

Justine

“We just wanted to say a big thank you to both yourself and Joe for the great start you have given Charlie over the past few years.  He has thoroughly enjoyed your training sessions and has come on in leaps and bounds since those early days in Hook J  He really loves his football, so a big thanks to you for everything!”

Julie

“I thought you’d like to know that I have just heard from Michael’s mum and she said that although he had previously lost all interest in football, thanks to you and you’re coaches he loves it again and really enjoyed his days with you on the holiday club. Thank you very much.”

Elaine

“Just wanted to thank you for Sam’s party. Joe did a great job and the boys had a great time despite the temperature.”

Dawn

“Just a quick note to say thanks to you and your team for the coaching & guidance you have been providing my son at the Development Centre.  He is learning a great deal, is very keen to continue and really looks forward to his Tuesday sessions.”

Dave 
Parent

“Dear Nick, I wanted to say a massive thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into helping my son improve his confidence and also his playing ability. As a young boy, we were always told he was a talented player, but as you know this isn’t always enough. Without the self belief you and your team have managed to instill in him, he wouldn’t have achieved half as much as he has.  Many, many thanks.”

Paula
Parent

“Just wanted pass on our thanks for an excellent football holiday club. Despite having no previous friends there, sam came home ‘buzzing’ each day and has thoroughly enjoyed himself and can’t wait to show us what he has learnt!! Sam has attended many football holiday clubs previously and although he enjoyed them, there is a noticeable difference in his excitement to do the next course.  Please pass on our thanks to all the coaches involved. Sam is ‘gutted’ to not be able to attend tomorrow due to a family holiday!”

Sara

“Just wanted to say thanks so much for organising the Good Friday tournament at Reading and match tickets afterwards. We all had a fantastic day!”

Elaine

“Thanks for sorting the Reading v Leeds tickets out, it was a brilliant day (apart from the match result!).  Hopefully we can do it again soon as it was a great experience for the guys, top play in the tournament at the dome and it was great for them to wear the Reading kit.”

Robin

“Just wanted to say how impressed i am with the ASC coach (Joe) who takes the Cherhill Primary football sessions after school.  My daughter attends these sessions and I went along to see how she was getting on.  The technical drills offered are perfect for the age group and the coach worked with the children individually on skills as much as he could.  He knew all of their first names and insisted upon (and got!!) their full attention at all times. I’ve seen many similar activity sessions (paid for, outside of school) compromised by lack of engagement with the participants – especially at this age – and it was refreshing to see how much they all seemed to listen, learn and enjoy the sessions, all at the same time!!  Keep up the good work!”

Mr. B
Parent

“I wanted to state how delighted I am at the progress my son Scott is making whilst currently attending The Football Development Centre in Swindon headed by Nick Bolton.  The quality of the coaching given to Scott by both Joe and Nick has been exceptional. Scott was invited to join the Development Centre by Nick and his skill level, ability to read the game and confidence has increased enormously.  The Development Centre is very professionally run and the coaches have a genuine rapport with the boys they coach. I would highly recommend the centre to any budding talented footballers who want to progress to the next level in their development.”

Andy
Parent

“Henry had an amazing time and would love to join you on the second course if you still have space. Thanks for looking after him he really has a great time with you.”

Lorraine

“Our son, who has some learning difficulties, has come home each day buzzing about playing football, which previously didn’t interest him. Through your enthusiasm he has kept focused on his surroundings, where normally he would daydream or be isolated from the group. His interest has been maintained throughout and he can’t wait to come to another session.  Many thanks for your time and effort.”

Carol
Parent

“Just to say thank you very much for letting my son Charlie try a couple of sessions of football. The sessions you run are really great and he has really enjoyed it but what I didn’t take into account was how much he would miss not playing among his friends from reception class! So bearing that in mind he wants to wait now and start again in September with his mates!  Thanks again for having him, it really helped me not having to say ‘no’ to him while his big brother got to join in and also given him a taster to keep him going until September!”

Helen
Parent

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for running the three day Easter course. Despite being just 5 and never having played before, Milo has learnt so much from you all.  I can’t praise your great attitude and your kindness to the children enough, nor the spirit of fair play and enthusiasm for mastering the game that they learn from you.  I know Milo was very hard work to keep going at times and I also know you made a huge effort to make him feel part of the team. He is very proud of himself for hanging in there and I know many coaches would found it all too much hard work to keep motivating him, so thanks again for hanging in there so beautifully and making him see what he can do.  I think your courses represent fantastic value for money and provide a real experience for all the people who take part, future England talent and beginner alike. I’m so glad that you were Milo’s first experience of team sport – I think you will have made a real contribution to his future enjoyment and understanding of team play in general.”

Karen
Parent

“I have enjoyed the three days soccer club at Lyneham. I am really proud that I got a trophy and so are my parents. I have had a good time.”

Megan
Child

“If my daughter knew I was writing this note, I say she would be very embarrassed. She is so very interested in her son playing the game but extremely proud when he does his best at it. She sends me all the information concerning the games; anyway I just wanted to say Thank You for the coaching and the encouragement you show all the children.  Keep up the good work.”

Parent

“I really enjoyed my time at Lyneham and Brinkworth and will definitely come again.”

Harry
Child

“I thought that the soccer coaching was fantastic and you were great coaches. I’ve been on your holiday courses three times and I still really love it. I am looking forward to training on Saturday.”

Emma
Child

“My three children have attended a number of your holiday courses and Saturday training and all loved it. Their ages range from 6 to 10, they have mixed ability and cover both sexes and they all got a great deal out of the coaching. Not only are they taught football skills but also discipline and teamwork. Now if I could only find someone to clean their kit, I’d be a very happy woman!”

Sasha
Parent