While I wait for the football season to begin, I have been keeping really busy. The Future Foxes Summer Soccer Academy which I co-host with Muzzy Izzet is fast approaching and I’m really looking forward to it starting. It’s only 9 days until the start of our first camp so we are now doing our final preparations. We’ve had loads of Future Foxes signing up for some professional coaching, but there are a few places still left. If you know a Future Fox you can find out all the details at www.futurefoxes.com
We’ve hosted a couple of birthday parties recently at our soccer academy both of which have been brilliant days and the kids have really enjoyed themselves. I’ve included a couple of photos below.
The guys at Wembley Stadium have asked me to work at the Charity Shield game as Wigan Athletic take on Manchester United, unfortunately this means I will now miss Leicester’s first game of the season as this has been moved to the same day for TV coverage.
I would like to thank everyone who came to Zaki’s 2nd birthday party was a great day and I know he enjoyed himself!
The next event I’ve got coming up is the Legends 5-a-side tournament, on the 18th August. It’s always a great event and so far we’ve had a great response. We have already had 20 teams sign up to play so this is shaping up to be a cracking day! I’m hoping that the challenging organisation of this event will pay off. We originally booked the date for 11th August but LCFC moved their game from 10th so they could play Leeds United and be broadcast on Sky. But, back to the 5-a-side; this will be the 5th year of running this event and although we have already had a lot teams sign up, we are hoping for another 20-25 teams to apply. You can find out more details for this event at www.kkongevents.co.uk.
After the success of my last charity golf day, a second one has been organised for 6th September at Kibworth. Again, this has had a great response and we already have 14 teams sign up.
It’s always a good thing to get such a good response to the events I am organising with K Kong Events. A lot of our events are selling out really fast which we are really proud of as we have all been working really hard to organise them. We have recently confirmed that during 2014, K Kong Events will be hosting “An Evening with Ricky Hatton”. A much anticipated event which will undoubtedly be a brilliant night!
I know it’s hard to think too far ahead with the sun blazing down, but K Kong has already organized its big Christmas event for 19th December. We will be joined by Neil “Razor” Ruddock at the King Power Stadium. We have already sold a few tables so if you’re interested you’ll have to act fast! You can find more details for this event at www.kkongevents.co.uk.
As this blog goes to press, I am in the good old US of A on a coaching trip planned a few weeks ago courtesy of Brian Little who keeps his hand in and still looks for managerial opportunities from time to time. He asked me and Shaun Teale (Formerly of Aston Villa) to fly to the States and run a week of coaching at a place called Dacula (scary or what!). The Americans are really getting into their football at every level and this small town in Georgia are really well set up for Academy work and regularly invite British ex players over who are still getting coaching badges like I am. It promises to be a great experience although I will be watching Andy Murray win at Wimbledon and sinking a few beers to keep the flag flying!