Our philosophy: to deliver high quality football activities for players, coaches, parents and clubs, based on best practice in coaching, teaching, player development, sports science and sports development.

“Jim Lowther’s developed a top class football development programme at Premier League level with Wimbledon FC from a standing start. Under his leadership it won three national awards including The FA Award for Best Overall Football Development Programme. It included a range of high quality football activities such as  curriculum time coaching in schools, holiday courses, mini soccer,activities for footballers with disabilities, specific initiatives for girls and women’s football and CPD activities for his coaching staff”

Robbin Russell, Football Development Consultant at UEFA, former technical director at The Football Association
Mick Browne

“Jim worked for over 4 years at Charlton Athletic FC as a coach in the U12 and U13 age groups. His manner with the players was excellent and he demonstrated his ability to plan and conduct training sessions that were appropriate for potentially elite young players. He showed that he has a clear understanding of the competencies required for youngsters to progress and play at a professional level. In addition, his qualifications in the area of sport psychology can only be of great benefit to the young players that he works with.”

Mick Browne , former Academy director at Charlton FC
“Jim Lowther worked at Crystal Palace FC in our golden years of developing players when Moses , Clynne, Williams and Zaha broke into the side.His knowledge and experience was invaluable to us at this particular time and allowed both coaches and players alike to flourish”
Gary Issott, Academy Director, Crystal Palace FC

“I’m delighted to see that Jim Lowther has formed Soccer Steps. I have known him in a professional capacity for over 25 years and in that time he has worked very hard to successfully  develop a  broad range of practical and organisational skills that can help players, coaches and  parents in the football environment. Alongside that, he has a  tremendous passion and commitment to organising high quality football related activities. I’m looking forward to seeing the company play an important part in player development at club and regional level”

Terry Burton, Head of Academy recruitment at Southampton FC, former Head of Coaching at Arsenal FC, former manager of Wimbledon FC
“As a professional footballer at Wimbledon FC, I always enjoyed seeing and supporting at first hand the range and quality of the football and community based activities that were developed by Jim Lowther while the club were in the FA Premier League. These included educational projects in schools and work with various community groups for social inclusion. Jim is very knowledgeable and is a great practitioner of community sports development “
Michael Hughes, Former N. Ireland international(71 caps) , West Ham FC, Wimbledon FC and Crystal Palace FC player

“Jim delivers excellent presentations to both coaches and players regarding psychology in football. Great insights for both player and coach development based on his broad range of experiences. ”

Alfie Wylie, Head of Women's Football -Irish football Association(IFA)

For more information on Soccer Steps

Contact : Jim Lowther – / / M: 0044(0)7850014491