So you love sport and dream of owning your own flexible business? Let’s explore the world of children’s sports franchises!

Childrens Sports Franchise Blog

With both childhood obesity levels, and children’s wellbeing and mental health, at the forefront of everyone’s minds – now, more than ever – there’s never been a better time to invest in a children’s sports franchise.

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It’s a diverse franchise category that covers both single and multi-sports businesses. 

So whether your passion is football, cricket, athletics, rugby, tennis, swimming, cycling, gymnastics or all-round fitness and physical development, there’s a franchise that’s just right for you.

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to be an accomplished athlete to be a successful franchisee in the sports sector. 

Nor do you need to be a PE teacher or sports coach.

All you need is a keen interest in sport and a real belief in the importance of children’s fitness and wellbeing, a love of working with kids, and the determination to succeed.

Oh, and bucketfuls of patience and a sense of humour will come in handy, too!

“But I’ve never run a business before!”


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Because that, right there, is the beauty of buying a franchise rather than starting your own business from scratch.

Passion, motivation, and a desire to succeed can’t be taught – you either have them, or you don’t.

And when you buy a franchise, you’ll be trained in all the other things necessary to run a successful, profitable business (including any coaching skills you’ll need).

It’s part and parcel of what you get in return for your initial franchise fee – along with ongoing training and support from your franchisor and the wider franchise network.

And it’s why you’ve a considerably greater chance of success than you’d have by going it alone.

3 reasons why buying a children’s sports franchise is a great investment

Whether you have a background in sports or teaching or are a mum or dad with an interest in sport who wants to make a difference to local families, here’s 3 reasons why a children’s sports franchise is a great investment.

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A business that works around you

When you buy a franchise, you’re buying the potential to build a successful business that gives you all the flexibility you’re looking for. Whether that’s to work around your family’s needs, to provide an additional source of income to your existing career, or to run it as a full-time business in its own right.

You’ll usually be able to choose whether to run all the classes yourself, or employ coaches to do that for you (though you’ll generally be expected to be able to step in and cover classes if necessary).

Multiple income streams

No two franchisees will run their businesses in exactly the same way because they tailor them not only to their own needs, but to the demands of their local market, too.

You’ll usually have several income streams to help you achieve your business goals, such as community classes, lessons in schools and nurseries, holiday clubs, after-school clubs, birthday parties, and branded merchandise. 

Always in demand

Sport isn’t something that goes out of fashion – there’ll always be parents who want to find a sports class for their child to go to. 

Whether that’s so they’ll follow in mum or dad’s sporting footsteps as they grow up, to burn off all that enviable childhood energy, or to give them a head start in life, there’s always a demand for children’s sports classes.

How to find the right children’s sports franchise for you

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Thinking about where your own interests lie is always a good starting point. Do you have a clear favourite, or are you more of an all-rounder?

Look at what classes your own children enjoy – could you picture yourself running one of those?

Research what’s already available in your local area – are there any gaps you could fill? 

Explore the sports franchise opportunities on our website – there might be something you’ve not even thought of. 

And if something there takes your fancy, fill out your details to receive a copy of their franchise information. You’ve got nothing to lose!

One thing’s for sure – whichever children’s sports franchise you choose, you’re going to have a whale of a time building an amazing business!

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