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Dave Kitson, The Dave Kitson Academy, football coaching and scholarships in Reading, Berkshire

MAXIMIZE Your FulL Potential

ONE-TO-ONE COACHING

GROUP COACHING

SCHOLARSHIPS

"My son has just started one-to-one SESSIONS with Dave and absolutely loveD it. he can’t wait for his next one!"

MICHELLE HITT

ABOUT
DAVE KITSOn

Dave Kitson is a former Premier League footballer for Reading and Stoke City. 

 

He started his career at Cambridge United before joining Reading in 2003. He was player of the year in 2004 and top scorer in 2004, 2005 and the club’s record breaking 106 point title winning season in 2005/06. 

Dave was twice included in the PFA team of the year and holds the record for most goals scored by one player at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
 

He scored the first top flight goal in Reading’s 150 year history when he netted in a 3-2 home win against Middlesbrough on the opening day of the 2006/07 Premier League season as the Royals went on to finish 8th, their highest ever finish in English football.

 

After five successful seasons with Reading, Dave moved to Stoke City for a club record £6m fee.

 

He spent the next two seasons in the Premier League, famously scoring against Manchester City in an incredible 3-2 win at the Britannia Stadium.

 

Dave also played for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Oxford United in a career that saw him score more than 160 goals. 

 

He remains one of only a handful of players to score in every professional division and in every professional domestic cup competition.
 

In 2019 Dave was inducted into the Reading FC Hall of Fame and, in 2022, he was inducted into the Cambridge United Hall of Fame.

 

Dave is well known in Reading. His children are all schooled in Reading and he and his wife both work in teaching in Reading.

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Former Reading striker Dave Kitson
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“I was lucky enough to help bring Dave to Reading FC in 2003. What a player! Fantastic that Dave is setting up his academy in Reading, a club and town he loves. His experiences in football and life will be invaluable to each and every one of the boys and girls who are involved.”

Brian McDermott

TITLE WINNING MANAGER WITH READING FC

"My 5 year old son was absolutely buzzing after his session with Dave yesterday. He’s quite quiet and shy but Dave made him feel comfortable immediately.

The drills were also perfect for a 5 year old. Varied, challenging, progressive and fun, always finishing with scoring a goal.
Great session, will definitely be booking more."

LEE RICHARDS

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MY PROMISE TO YOU

 

Whatever your ability level, I will make a commitment to you to help you develop your game and be the best you can be.

DAVE KITSON

"Amazing levels of detail from a pro who has been at the very top. Great work coach!"
SAM HUSBANDS

"My son has learned a huge amount from Dave. He is encouraging, clear, friendly and creates a fun atmosphere. His approach of explaining why things work and not just instructing players is really beneficial and develops their understanding of the game as well as their technique. Highly recommended!"

JUSTIN BEASLEY

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"I have known Dave since our days together at Reading. Firstly as a player and colleague, then as a friend and a coach to my son. His desire to be better, despite life’s challenges, and his honest and analytical approach has always been impressive and a real breath of fresh air in the football world. To now be in a position to pass this knowledge and experience onto the next generation of young footballers is wonderful and I wish him and The Dave Kitson Academy all the success for the future."

JON FEARN

BOOK A FREE TASTER SESSION

From January 6-12 inclusive we will have some FREE places available (for boys and girls aged 5-23 years old) on our group sessions at MOVE HQ in Winnersh on the following days and times (one session per hour):

Saturday 6 Jan: 8am-7pm

Sunday 7 Jan: 8am-7pm

Monday 8 Jan: 4pm-9pm

Tuesday 9 Jan: 4pm-9pm

Wednesday 10 Jan: 4pm-9pm

Thursday 11 Jan: 4pm-9pm

Friday 12 Jan: 4pm-9pm

Spaces are limited and are available on a strictly first come first served basis.

TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE:

 

Fill in the contact form and let us know in the message box which date and time you'd like to book for your free group session at MOVE HQ in Winnersh.

N.B. If you'd like to book a session on behalf of a child under the age of 16, please ensure you state the date of birth of the child on the contact form where indicated.

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