Jennifer Wallace, Parent, Birthday Party
wanted to say thanks again for an amazing party
on Saturday! The kids all had a brilliant time
and are still talking about it! Today Sonny
asked if he could have another party with Roddy
and Murdo again this weekend!!! We were
delighted at how smoothly it all went and know
that the staff at the venue were really
impressed with you guys as well.
They mentioned it a few times! Percy was
fantastic! A real hit. Thanks again for
everything. You guys are just so good with the
kids! See you at Holiday Camp for more fun!."
Michaela O'Tooles, Parent, Holiday Camp
you so much! Abi had a great time at the summer
camp as always! You are such lovely guys and
what a fantastic service you provide. Amazing!
Enjoy your well deserved time off and we'll see
you again next time.
Lisa Olsson, Parent, Holiday Camp
"Thank you so
much for all your hard work at both the classes
and the holiday camp. Harry has absolutely loved
it all! He's been absolutely buzzing each day
this week so hats off to you.
You do an
amazing job and we really appreciate all your
rest of the summer!"
Malcolm Brown, Parent, Talent Development Class
''I felt it
was important to let you know just how much my
son enjoys his class on a Friday evening with
Murdo & Roddy. Aside from the football & the
many invaluable things he learns on a weekly
basis, socially it has been brilliant for him &
his confidence & self esteem have really soared.
He shows more enthusiasm for coming along on a
Friday evening than he does at any other time
during the week. He loves it.! It's been
brilliant for him."
Chris Ravenscroft, Parent, Leith Class age 3-5
''With Mathew having just started school I
wanted to pass on my praise for the great work
that has been done by you guys in preparing him
for such a big step. It has been almost seamless
& I think a major part of that is down to what
he learns on a Saturday morning at his football.
Simple things like group interaction, class
discipline & learning how to take instruction
from a coach/teacher has really helped. Many
thanks...keep up the great work lads.''
Laura Tickell, Parent, Joppa Class age 3-5
was fantastic! Alistair loved it and keeps
asking when he's going back. I honestly couldn't
give it enough praise and the guys are so good
with the kids. I wish them all the best-they
deserve all the success in the world."
Amy Carse, Parent, Pilrig Class age 3-5
''Aaron had a brilliant time and he's been
talking about it all day ever since!!! With it
being his first day at football, I really wasn't
sure how he would be but he really surprised me
and settled in fantastically well. He has been
to lots of other classes, but hasn't enjoyed
them as much as he did today! I love the fact
that its not all about football, and instead the
coaches really install little things like class
discipline which is invaluable when it comes to
him going to school next summer. Thanks guys!''
Parent, Pilrig Class age 3-5
''Joseph hasn't really done anything like this
before but thoroughly enjoyed his first day and
is already looking forward to next Saturday! I
was really surprised at how well he did and as a
parent I thought the class content was really
good, and pitched at exactly the right level. He
has been showing his dad all evening the things
that he learned today which has been really
funny! He loved it. See you next week!''
Parent, Pilrig Class age 6-8
''Its been a great first day and Findlay had a
great time. He's not only learning key skills
but also meeting new friends at the same time.
As a parent, I must comment on the terrific
choice in venue. Its very welcoming, the hall is
the ideal size, and unlike other venues which
I've been to, a lot warmer and much better for
the kids. I wish you both every success in the
future. I think the 3v2 Soccer Academy is a
great idea and the work you are doing is
Bennett Simpson, Parent, Talent Development
''Some feedback from last night...The boys
absolutely loved the training. Callum was raving
about how good it was. Thanks again lads and
best of luck.''
Evonne Tweed, Parent, Joppa Class age 3-5
girl is really enjoying herself at the class and
has really surprised me with her enthusiasm for
coming along each week! She is having so much
fun, has met a lot of great friends and all she
wants to talk about to her dad until the next
session is what she has learned that day. The
coaches really know how to get the best out of
the children and more importantly while teaching
all the correct habits and showing the correct
degree of class discipline...they always keep
the football activity so much fun! I'd
definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks."
Kate Smith, Parent, Talent Development Class
his first week at football and is already
looking forward to next Friday. Thanks very much
for making him feel so welcome."
Vince Slaven, Parent, Corstorphine Class age 3-5
football class I've ever taken my son to. He
loves it. We tried Socatots but he didn't enjoy
it. Roddy & Murdo really know how to connect and
communicate with the kids on their level and
really bring fun into it. The kids are learning
football is a game to be enjoyed. Well done
Connor Griffin and Lewis Brittian, Participants,
Talent Development Class
enjoy the class because we are learning every
week. The activities and games that we get are
really fun, and we really look forward to coming
to each session. It's brilliant"
Susan Wallace, Parent, Corstorphine Class age
really enjoys everything about the classes. He
is learning to listen well and is getting fit at
the same time. It has been great for him!
Excellent work guys. Many thanks."
Claire Steele, Parent, Corstorphine Class age
forward to a Monday because of his football! He
loves it & really enjoys the class. The 2
coaches are great with the kids."
Alex Boyack, Parent, Joppa Class age 3-5
absolutely loves the class and always has a
smile on his face. Fab work guys!."
Angela Raeburn, Parent, Birthday Party
"A 3v2 Soccer
Academy party was suggested to me by a friend
and so I contacted the guys regarding my little
girls 6th birthday. Both Roddy and Murdo the 2
coaches were fantastic with myself and really
made my daughters day very special. They
couldn't have done more for her and she left
afterwards so chuffed! As a result I booked her
onto one of there weekly classes, where she is
having a great time and meeting lots of new
friends. I would recommend a birthday party to
anyone looking for something a little bit
different for there kids. It was very good!
Keith Hamilton, Parent, Easter Soccer Camp
guys, Dylan enjoyed his couple of days with you
both. We will be back for the summer for
sure. Keep up the great work and good luck for
Gail Mcintyre, Parent, Easter Soccer Camp
'' Thank you
both for organising a fantastic Easter Camp for
the kids. Daniel had great fun and is hoping
there is another one in the summer. The photos
are excellent! See you both next Saturday.''
Claire Kelly, Parent, Easter Camp
'' Liam had a
great time. He keeps talking about it and is
already looking forward to the summer!!! Thanks
Neil Maclean, Parent, Talent Development Class
sessions are brilliant-Thanks for all your help!
Struan is loving his football right now. Better
still, he is very sleepy on a Saturday
Alan Spence, Parent, Talent Development Class
'' Daniel is
really enjoying the class and is really
benefiting as a football player. Many thanks.''
Parent, Pilrig Class age 3-5
''I received the following feedback from Max's
nursery teacher last week whilst at his parents
evening and I wanted to share it with you both.
She said that ' Max is obviously really
benefiting from his time at his football class,
as he not only shows a great example to
others at all times when we do any kind of
sporting activity, but better still has even
created a 'football class' of his own with the
other children and calls it 'Mad Max's football
club'!!! Really made me laugh! Thanks guys once
Denise Lees, Parent, Birthday Party
"I could not
have been happier with how Evan's birthday party
went. He had a great day because he was playing
football with all his friends, while for myself
as a parent I found it totally stress free. As a
result we all enjoyed it as a family.
Everything was just perfect & it made for a
great day. It was fantastic value for money and
I will be sure to mention your Soccer Academy to
all my friends! Thanks again guys. You were both
Mr Blinstone, Parent, Craiglockhart Class age
'' I've seen
many other classes like your own but never until
today seen a group of children so in control, so
captivated and the whole time having so much
fun. As a parent it was incredible to watch. You
should be really proud of the great job you are
both doing. Really well done.''
Parent, Pilrig Class age 3-5
really going to miss his football class, miss
having fun with the other children, miss scoring
goals and miss you guys greatly.
Unfortunately, the hardest part when we have to
return to Germany is trying to find another
football class like the 3v2 Soccer
Academy...almost an impossible task. Thanks so
much for looking after him. He has had a
wonderful time! Best wishes.''
Parent, Easter Soccer Camp
guys so much! The children had a cracking
time...and I really can't believe that Morven
lasted the whole week! I would definitely
recommend your holiday camps. They are fab! I
have already been ordered to put their names
down for the summer ones! Thanks again.
We will be
seeing you again soon!''
Karen Hay, Parent, Birthday Party
wanted to say thank you for the party that you
Thomas and all of his friends had a
wonderful time and really enjoyed the fun
activities that you played with them. You were
brilliant and it was by far the best birthday
party he has had or been to! Thanks again."
Alison Phayre, Parent, Talent Development Class
'' I just
wanted to say thank you very much for making
football such a big part of Jamie's life (and
love!). He has been coming to your classes for 6
years and his progression through the levels has
been enhanced by your teaching skills and a very
genuine rapport with all the boys. Jamie is
really sorry to be leaving but we wish you only
very good luck for the future. Thanks for
Jen Farrar, Parent, Birthday Party
much for today guys. It was brilliant!!! All the
kids had a great time and all the parents that
were there thought you were amazing with the
kids and were wondering why you can't be in
schools teaching Physical Education and
inspiring the next generation. It was that good!
once again. Very much appreciated.''
Pauline Brown, Parent, Birthday Party
''Thank you for all you did today. You guys did
an outstanding job and Charlie and all his
friends loved it! It was an excellent party.
Thank you very much.''
Lesley Veitch, Parent, Birthday Party
'' I can't
recommend the 3v2 Soccer Academy enough!
had a 6th birthday party for my son and we hired
a local community centre. Once the boys came
along we closed the doors for 1 hour 15 minutes
of football and left them to it...Bliss!
has been great from all the kids and parents and
I would definitely recommend you to all my
friends. It was a fantastic party and all the
kids left chuffed! Finlay got a card and medal
while all the rest of the boys were delighted
with their football certificates. Thanks once
Parent, Craiglockhart Class
''My son has
been attending your Craiglockhart class for over
a year now and absolutely loves it! The coaching
he receives is very good, all the kids have such
great fun & the coaches Roddy and Murdo are very
very good at what they do. I would recommend you
guys to anyone!''
Terry Williamson , Grandparent, Pilrig Class
grandsons both come along to your classes in
Leith on a Saturday morning and thoroughly enjoy
themselves. The coaches have a wonderful rapport
with all the kids and the parents and really
have created a fantastic atmosphere around the
sessions. It is great to see such positivity!
Really well done to all connected with your
academy. I think it is a wonderful little thing
you have going and wish you every success in the
Catherine Abbot & Karen Wilson, Playgroup Staff,
The Toddler Hut Portobello
Soccer Academy have been coming to do
fortnightly football sessions at the Portobello
Toddler Hut since April 2012 when they came to
do a taster session with the children...it was
such a huge success with the children and staff
alike that it was agreed that it would become a
regular arrangement .The Toddler Hut is a local
playgroup in Portobello that provides a service
for children from 2.5-5 years old and the days
that 3v2 come have quickly become some of the
children's and staff's favourite days!
that Roddy and Murdo have planned are always
brilliantly organised and great fun. The themes
they use in the sessions are great because they
are also so varied yet always relevant to the
children making it easier for them to relate to
the tasks they are being asked to perform.
Murdo are great at building the children's
confidence with lots of praise, encouragement,
laughter and fun. It has been amazing for the
staff to see how well some of the children are
developing during the sessions.
Portobello Toddler Hut would thoroughly
recommend the 3v2 Soccer Academy to any adults,
children or any other similar groups of all
They have been such a brilliant addition to the
service we are able to offer our children and
the feedback from the children, parents and
staff has been fantastic and always 100%
positive. This is reflected in the question we
are asked most mornings... 'Are Roddy and Murdo
coming today?' "
Lisa Bradley, Primary School Teacher
''I was lucky enough to have 3v2 Soccer Academy
come to my school to do taster sessions during
our health week. My primary 1 class absolutely
loved them and for weeks after were asking
''when are the football men coming back?''
Murdo and Roddy immediately captured the
children's imagination with their fun animal
theme and had my class of 25 hanging off their
every word! The session was not only great fun
but was also creative, structured and
Both Murdo and Roddy were extremely positive
with the children and their activities pitched
at the perfect level from nursery up to Primary
I would definitely recommend 3v2 Soccer Academy
to any nursery or school looking for an
educational, structured and above all else fun
Debbie Higgins, Playgroup Leader, Pilmeny Youth
Murdo make the sessions fun and enjoyable for
the children and have a great rapport with them.
sessions that they deliver are suitably planned
for the age, and stage appropriate to the
children in our group. The sessions have helped
build and extend the childrens' gross motor
skills and has seen a huge improvement in their
confidence. Parents from the group have
commented how it has helped their childrens'
balance and co-ordination and the feedback has
been nothing but positive at all times.
Soccer Academy is a fantastic way to engage
children in group physical play & something
which I would highly recommend to anyone.''
Carrie Tabb, Parent, Birthday Party
a wonderful birthday party today! Rory had an
absolute blast and I haven't ever seen him smile
any bigger-he was grinning from ear to ear!!!
You had the party goers eating out of your
hands! It was brilliant. Thank you.''
John Ogilvie, Parent, Matchplay Event
''I just think its terrific that the kids have
something like this. It's somewhere they can
come, play, learn and develop all in such a
brilliantly relaxed environment. What I
particularly enjoy from standing here on the
sidelines is just how little input, in a
positive way, the coaches give on the day. It is
a case of just putting on the boots and playing
football with your pals! Exactly how it should
be. It is so well run, structured, disciplined
but above all else fun. A brilliant thing for
Debbie Higgins, Parent, Birthday Party
you so much for doing Finn's 5th birthday party
on Sunday. All the kids had a fantastic time.
You guys did a fantastic job and made it so much
fun for the kids.....Percy the panda went down a
treat providing that extra wow factor to the
day. You have made Finn's 5th birthday one he
will never forget. Massive thumbs up to 3v2
Pauline Needham, Parent, Birthday Party
so much for today! All the kids had an amazing
time. Especially Frankie who has had a fantastic
birthday! It has been excellent and all the many
parents have been singing your praises ever
since. Many Thanks! Pauline, Paul and Frankie''
Kimberley Campbell, Parent, Craiglockhart Class
had an absolute ball for the short time he's
been with you and I personally wanted to say how
much I've been impressed with your
organisation. We've experienced a lot of clubs
and groups over the last few years and yours has
been, by far, the best. Your culture and ethos
are brilliant and the professionalism with which
you deliver your services is second to none.
I hope to
bring Archie back some time in the future but in
the meantime, I'll be sure to recommend you
highly to all my friends and acquaintances with
All the best.
Fiona Wilson, Parent, Birthday Party
''Just a wee
note to say thanks a million for Archie's party
on Saturday. The boys had an absolutely
brilliant time and loved every second. You guys
are simply the best. Thanks again. Fiona''
Kelly Scott, Parent, Birthday Party
thank you to you guys for making Thomas's 6th
birthday party a fantastic one. We couldn't have
wished for it to go any better!
talked about having a football party for a year
and you certainly exceeded our expectations as
to what a football party could be.
The way you
managed to engage 20 5/6 year olds for 1hr 15
mins was incredible to watch. Feedback from
parents and children has been excellent. The
kids had so much fun.
invitations you provided, answering my questions
before hand, setting up early and the enthusiasm
shown from you kept me confident that it was
going to run smoothly.
Now we have
our 3 year old Lewis talking about wanting a
football party for his 4th birthday which isn't
until November! Its going to be a long 8 months
guys, definitely be recommending you to other
Fiona Wilson, Parent, World Cup
guys should take a huge pat on the back for
today and everything you do. Archie was up at
05.30 well hyper and his wee face when he came
home. Shattered but so so chuffed. Thanks guys.
Brilliant just brilliant. Well done!"
Nicola Goveia, Parent, World Cup
"Nathan had a
ball and loves his medal! He spent the rest of
the afternoon playing footie in the back garden!
3 hours at the World Cup can't have been
enough!!! You both did a fab job in planning and
organising it. Great afternoon. Thanks. Nicola"
Sofie Anita, Parent, World Cup
afternoon, incredibly well organised and
professional, most definitely a memory that
Joseph will have for a long time.
I know Mark
and I will. He slept with his trophy last night
and took it into school to show everyone today!
Thanks guys. Fantastic!"
John Hunt, Parent, World Cup
day and Johannes had a great time. His trophy
has been in to school and all his pals have seen
incredibly well organised, well done for such
something we'll all remember.
Stephanie Mitchell, Parent, Holiday Camp
"Hi Guys! I
just wanted to say thanks so much for a
it and it's great to see him so focussed on
something like this. Apart from the obvious
health benefits of running about outside for
several hours each day, he also seems to be
learning other skills, e.g. listening, taking
turns, dealing with different kinds of people
and personalities and of course, winning and
losing, it's all part of life.
thought the mini world cup was brilliant, really
well organised, the boys loved it and it was so
nice for us to see him play. Finlay has his
'real gold' medal in pride of place in his room
and if I'm good he lets me look at it! He's
loving his football right now. Thanks again to
Lynette Miller Gottlieb, Parent, Holiday Camp
just wanted to share what a huge impact you had
on my son Liam this summer during the July
Pilrig Park Holiday Camp. We returned to Oregon,
USA, and Liam's first school project was a story
he wrote called "Soccer Camp in Scotland." It is
3 pages long. Moreover, on his U8 team as part
of AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) he
has scored 11 times in the past 2 games. Other
team members parents are asking us if we work a
lot with him (no!), and other teams are even
asking where he got his skills.
wanted you to know that you played a huge role
in our Scottish summer and we are amazed with
our son's passion for soccer. So thank you very
Parent, Birthday Party
doing the birthday party yesterday. Everyone
enjoyed themselves and both Richard and I were
very impressed by how you got all the kids
engaged, kept them in check if required and your
professional manner in general.
who is scared of balls, which we didn't know
about before the party, got stuck in.
His dad was
certainly changed my mind about letting Alex go
to football training if all the coaches are as
good as you.
Richard and Alex.
Catherine Hinchcliffe, Parent, Birthday Party
Thank you so much for all your hard work at
William's party today. He had a wonderful time
and the feedback has been tremendous - you are
both such naturals with the kids! Enjoy the rest
of your weekend! Thank you."
Amanda Edwards, Owner, The Cosy Cottage Nursery
morning! Just wanted to thank you so much for
coming in to do a session with the
absolutely loved it, they have done nothing but
talk about you guys all week!
They are also
much more interested in joining in ball games in
the garden with us.
really enjoyed seeing the photos and videos on
our Facebook page and commented on how fun it
Eduarda Mateus, Parent, Northfield Class, Age
Roddy and Murdo,
This is the second year my sons have attended
your football lessons and let me tell you how
much they love it and how highly I regard your
Last year, I saw some 3 year olds very, very
slowly coming out of their shell, being welcomed
by you and having your support holding their
hand to get them started.
I noticed you kept beside them throughout the
lesson, slowly allowing the child to grow in
confidence, while you slowly withdrew your one
to one support. And I saw how these kids became
interested into the group.
Your reception of the kids and families is well
noticed. You know every child�s name, you always
welcome them with a smile and notice so many
details about them!
That shows how much you pay attention to
individual families and how good you are at
communicating with them. Kids love being noticed
and welcomed in a kind way and parents love that
their child is seen as an individual.
The very first lesson my sons had with you was
well structured and age appropriate to every
Your class management, your lesson structure
planning and celebration of achievement and goal
setting is fantastic.
Your added humour and friendly approach is a
great added bonus!
So thank you very much for being the team you
are. My sons, my partner and I are very pleased
with your work!
Amanda Sinclair, Manager, Lothian Autistic
"Dear Roddy and Murdo,
I just wanted to send an email to say a real
heartfelt thank you for coming in to our October
play scheme. The children really seemed to enjoy
your session and I was thrilled to see them try
something different. We were all really
impressed by the session plan and how you worked
with the children. I hope you enjoyed your time
with the children and would consider working
with us again in the future.
On behalf of
all of the children and staff thank you again.
Wishing you all the best.
Lothian Autistic Society"
Kerry-Anne Millar, Parent, Euros
I just wanted to let you know that the boys had
an absolute ball!!!
first proper match they did very well running
about in the rain for hours! They even went to
school this morning with their medals around
their necks proud as punch!!!
The boys love
you pair and your classes and it's just really
nice for them to see such positive male role
So keep up
the good work!
Cheers Kerry Anne!"