Putting the all
back into football

17th June — 23rd June

Monster Kickabout is Back!

We’re back this summer with a one-off Euro 2024 special event, to support Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sports Week, and bring football themed activities to schools across the country. Register your school now to receive free teaching resources, lesson plans, classroom activities, and most importantly, lots of fun!

We will also be giving away free football packs containing Nike footballs, Monster Kickabout bibs and printed resources to 2024 randomly selected schools who register before 3rd June 2024.

Monster Kickabout and National School Sports Week

Monster Kickabout is Back!

We’re back for a special one-off Euro 2024 event, helping to deliver National School Sports Week with the Youth Sport Trust.

With the Euro 2024 championship kicking off on June 14th, right before National School Sports Week on 17th – 21st June, Monster Kickabout is supporting the Youth Sport Trust in joining the government’s sports strategy “Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity”.

The strategy aligns perfectly with the Youth Sports Trust’s mission to ensure that all children have access to 60 minutes a day of PE, sport, and play.

Monster Kickabout will take place during National School Sports Week, and thanks to your feedback from 2023, we will include bigger and better free resources, games ideas, equipment, and chances to win prizes for you and your school.

Register your school here.

Monster Kickabout Kids

But don’t just take our word for it…

Here’s what the teachers who took part last year had to say about why you should sign up…

“Some of the kids at my school might not have played much football before, but they got involved in the event and embraced the fun of sport”

Adam Barnard
Lark Hall Primary School

“Schools get supplied with loads of equipment and coaching ideas, and Monster Kickabout has also helped these children mentally, dealing the stresses of school and home life”

George Hoy and Emily Webster
St. Marks West Essex Catholic School

“The reason schools should be signing up is because you’re broadening so many horizons with so many young children”

Joe Martin
Thomas Lord Audley School


What is Monster Kickabout?

Monster Kickabout is a nationwide school football initiative from Sports Direct and Nike, created to encourage more kids to take up football, with free resources and football equipment provided football fun.

When does the Monster Kickabout event start?

Monster Kickabout and National School Sports Week 2024 starts on the 17th June, and runs throughout the week until 21st June, however the activities can be extended across the rest of the summer term.

How do I register?

If you have registered previously with Monster Kickabout, simply use your log in details and register with this event here.

If you are new to Monster Kickabout and have not previously registered, you will need to first create an account here, then register with this event here.

What if I haven’t received a confirmation email?

Please check your junk folders and to avoid this for future communications please add our email address info@sportstartshere.com to your safe sender list.

Can multiple teachers sign up from one school?

Yes, however a school can only ever be eligible for one set of any free equipment packs. As many teachers as you like can create an account and register for the event, getting access to all the free downloads and digital resources.

What will you get if you sign up?

2000 schools (drawn at random) that sign up will receive a monster kit pack containing free football equipment. Every school will also receive a full set of digital lesson plans to help your school host an epic week of football fun! There will also be opportunities to win school visits and other prizes through spot competitions.

Can I share our Monster Kickabout efforts on Social Media?

Of course, we’d love to see all your monster efforts. Simply tag your posts with #MonsterKickabout

How do you know if you’re one of the 2024 schools to receive a pack?

We will email all schools that selected on 3rd June 2024 If you were successful, this email will also contain information on when you will receive your kit packs.

What if you’re not one of the 2024 schools?

If you’re not part of the first 2024 schools to sign up then do not fear, you’ll still receive all the resources and lesson plans you need to host a Monster Kickabout week to remember!

Am I eligible for a free equipment pack?

Any school in the UK is eligible for a free equipment pack. If you are not a UK school, you can still sign up to the event and receive the free resources to take part in Monster Kickabout, but you will not be eligible for a free equipment pack.

If multiple entries for a single school are received, the first entry date will be used. A school will only be eligible to receive one pack.

All packs are allocated to the school and not the individual, and will always be sent to the school address.

Our Event Privacy Policy

Sports Direct and Nike initiative Monster Kickabout is powering Youth Sport Trust National School Sports Week 2024 (“NSSW 2024”). By signing up for the Monster Kickabout you agree that your data may be shared with Youth Sport Trust for the purpose of administering their NSSW 2024 campaign activation, and for wider marketing purposes. The following documents provide further detail about how your data will be used and looked after, in accordance with all applicable data protection regulations. Youth Sport Trust – www.youthsporttrust.org/privacy-policy