Hotshots LDN- Was created by ex-Watford FC footballer Craig Manderson in 2015. Growing up Craig has played every level of football from Sunday league through to county and then onto the professional game. Through his vast experience playing football he has recognised some fundamental flaws in youth football, which lead to players stopping playing and falling out of love with the beautiful game. He wanted to build an inclusive club for all players regardless of skill level where all will feel comfortable and which is void of the major negatives (Over pressurised, Too competitive, poor facilities, unorganised).

Mission statement

"Hotshots LDN are experts in creating fun through football, founded to unite children through playing allowing them to socialise and build skills for life in a non-pressurised environment."


At Hotshots LDN we strive to build skills for life for all our little hotshots through football activities. Through our weekly classes, we work to build confidence and independence in every child; enhance collaboration and creativity; help children to socialise and build confidence.

We aim to provide a platform to showcase their talents and express themselves creatively. Our ultimate aim is to have the participants leave our sessions with a smile on their faces.

Our Values

  • We provide safe and practical facilities to hold sessions, where participants can come and have fun. We strive to make sessions as fun and inclusive as possible.

  • We aim to bring communities together by giving people the opportunity to meet and socialise, while learning new skills for life and a love for the football sport.

  • We believe in providing quality and innovative sessions that will maximise participant’s potential, build confidence and enhance older players’ performance.

  • We are working to create a platform for aspiring footballers to showcase their talents.

  • All Hotshots coaches are DBS checked, safeguarding and first aid qualified and hold a minimum FA Level 1 qualification.