Jim Lowther has been organising children’s holiday courses since 1990 starting off at Brentford FC’s community programme and then managing Wimbledon FC’s Football and Community programme. He then helped set up AFC Wimbledon’s award-winning community programme before moving to N. Ireland.

More recently he has organised very successful camps for Clonee Utd (Dublin),Ballina Town FC (Co. Mayo) and for his own company,Soccer Steps in Newry , Co.Down. All camps are staffed with coaches from England who have worked at Academy level (see Staff tab) and local qualified coaches. The holiday camps are week long and can be in different formats: full day or half day. There are also specialist camps for strikers and goalkeepers.

If you would like Soccer Steps to coach at your club and arrange a bespoke holiday camp in N.Ireland or the Rep of Ireland then email Jim (info@soccersteps.ie)

James Kenny Cunningham

Kenny Cunningham

“Jim Lowther has an excellent track record in football development at Premier League level. He organises high quality coaching activities for young players. I have seen the quality of his work both at Wimbledon FC and more recently in Ireland. Young players and coaches will definitely benefit from his coaching and sports science expertise”

Kenny Cunnigham, Former Rep of Ireland captain, over 500 hundred league games with 300 of those in the FA Premier League with Wimbledon FC and Birmingham City FC.
Syd Harman, Clonee U.13 Manager
David Cawley

“As a young player I went on Jim Lowther’s soccer camps. Enjoyed his coaching. The camps were great fun, well organised and provided useful tips to help develop my game.”

David Cawley, Sligo Rovers FC and former Ipswich Town FC player.