When we founded the Soccer School over a decade ago we did so with the philosophy of wanting to see as many young children as adults playing football, learning by having fun and always wanting to come back for more. That philosophy has not changed, but the way the Soccer School has developed means it looks very different to when we started. Back then our first year saw 30 Reception and Year 1 boys which has now transformed into over 100 Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 boys and girls congregating at Chorleywood House on a Saturday morning. We can always take more and will always adjust to accommodate more numbers.

In line with our philosophy we are looking to grow the children’s desire to play football so that we can then progress them into playing squads within the main club. We see a successful Soccer School as essential for the health of the club both in terms of its footballing reputation, but also for its place in the wider Chorleywood community. To emphasise that spirit many of the current coaches began their footballing journey as young boys in the Soccer School and many ex-Soccer School children still play at the club right into the under 18 age groups.

As we continue to grow the numbers strongly in all sessions, but particularly in the girls sessions due to the rise in popularity of girls football, we will always accommodate more participants. Building on that success we are also launching a new midweek session for older girls which will run alongside our core Saturday morning sessions.

Led by Tommy Muckell and his son Harley and supported by the Soccer School founder Russell Hallam and the rest of the team, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming your children to the Soccer School and becoming part of our CCYFC.

Please see below for available sessions and timings.

If you wish to register your interest and request more details on term dates, costs and other useful information please contact us at


Session 1 – Girls in Reception Year 1 and Year 2 and Reception Boys.

This session runs at Chorleywood House from 9.30am to 10.30am. For further information on terms dates costs and other useful information please contact us at

Session 2 – Boys in Year 1

This session runs at Chorleywood House from 11am to 12 noon. For further information on terms dates costs and other useful information please contact us at


In order to meet what we saw as a need to make football available to girls who were slightly too old for Soccer School, but wanted to learn to play, we started a football development session on a Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm at St Clement Danes School. This session is held on the new school astroturf and accommodates girls in years 3-6 and in years 7-9.

For pricing and to register your daughter's place, please email

The Team

The CCYFC Soccer School is run by Tommy & Harley Muckell alongside a team of qualified Level 1 coaches, or ones undergoing their Level 1. The coaches strive to provide a fun, energetic learning environment for all their young aspiring footballers.