In early 2015, an old bowling alley in Hull was converted into welcoming and accessible indoor football facilities, offering three state-of-the-art 3G pitches beneath LED lighting. Catering for all ages, abilities and requirements, Soccer Kings is now popular with toddlers, seasoned professionals and everyone in-between.
A major feature of the soccer centre is security, which is why owner Younis Khan has pulled out all the stops to create a safe space for all. With CCTV in the car park, a reception area staffed by dedicated team members and an upstairs viewing gallery where parents can unwind whilst watching their kids play, it's an ideal environment throughout the year regardless of weather conditions.
We had a chat with Younis, who told us a bit more about how Soccer Kings works: "Everyone is shielded from the elements, so you can enjoy a match any time of day, any day of the year. We cater for everything from children's parties to casual bookings and exhilarating tournaments. Whatever you need, just get in touch and we'll sort it."
Soccer Kings very much works to the philosophy that anyone should have access to a pitch, so Walking Football sessions are open to those aged over 50 and people returning to sport following an injury. On the other side of the spectrum is Bubble Football, which sees players wearing huge inflatable balls and running into each other in the newest craze to hit Hull.
"We host regular Men's Leagues, Women's Leagues and Youth Leagues", added Younis. "Then there's Football Camps and the Soccer Kings Academy for young players that want to increase confidence, learn new skills and improve their gameplay. It's a great way for everyone to keep fit and have fun in safe surroundings."
Soccer Kings is also perfectly suited for casual kick-abouts, corporate bookings and kids' birthdays, with the option of reserving the party room and bar area. The centre gets all kinds of visitors, from first-timers to avid players, so don't be afraid to pay them a visit. You can even watch friends and family play whilst enjoying a drink from the bar or a cuppa in the lower foyer, so it really does cater to every need.
"We're firm believers that football should be a social experience", said Younis. "We help people get the most out of every game, be it fitness, a challenge or just good fun."