Club of the month: Kinja FC

Ladies expand associate programme

Kinja Football Club is having another fabulous season.

The club - founded in 2011 with only 10 girls - has now over 100 girls playing in all age groups from u8 [development] to u18.

We have been very successful at recruiting girls as we have a tremendous passion for the game and put great emphasis on carefully prepared coaching sessions. On top of that some of our teams went to Italy and Disneyland Paris on tour which created great team spirit and the chance to live fabulous adventures.

We train near the inspiring Wembley stadium and all our coaches are FA qualified with some UEFA qualified coaches.

Our relationship with Arsenal Ladies is very important to us and we look forward to work with them to provide an exit strategy to our more skilled girls.

At Kinja FC we believe in providing a positive learning environment where players are challenged and are allowed to develop technically, tactically, physically and psychologically. Our goal is to not only educate players, but to also let the players to also have fun. We believe the balance of fun and learning is essential to the development of a player.

Do not forget that football is a game.

Our identity as a club is not only expressed through the way we play football, but also through our coaching methodology and the relationships we have with our players and their parents.

At Kinja we don’t believe that a session full of instructions and orders from a coach has a positive effect on a player’s development, as they are being commanded rather than coached. Instead we try to allow the players themselves to facilitate and contribute to their own learning. This is achieved through the use of questions and answers during a session, this allows the players to think for themselves and expedite their own learning process, as this is a form of guided discovery. In training we encourage failure and mistakes, as it is a great form of learning, but also to give the players the confidence and belief to try everything without the feel of unnecessary pressure.

We encourage the players to express their opinions and ideas and as coaches we try to work with them and create a more collaborative learning environment. We believe coaching is a two-way process, and that the player-coach relationship is vital in a player’s progression.

For further information or to join Kinja FC please contact Head Coach Uliano Muzzioli –

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