A YORK business which specialises in hosting children's parties and fundraising events has launched fun football sessions for toddlers to develop core skills.

Andy Phillips, 44, of Copmanthorpe, set up Speedkix in April last year and has left his job as a lecturer in sport and public services at York College to focus on his business.

Speedkix offers a range of children's parties, including combat archery, Nerf wars, zorbing and football parties, which it can host at people's homes or it can provide a venue.

The business also works with football clubs and schools to provide fundraising opportunities, and helped raise thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations last year.

In addition, it hosts activities for stag and hen parties and teambuilding and corporate events.

Now Andy has also launched Mini Speedkix, football coaching sessions for children aged between 18 months and five-years-old.

The UEFA B qualified coach said: "We use football to develop core skills such as balance, communication, ball control, and teamwork.

"All of our sessions develop children no matter what level they are at and are open to boys and girls."

Parents have to be present at all times and can get involved in the sessions if they wish.

Andy, who also runs a goalkeeper coaching business, said setting up Speedkix was a "natural progression" from being involved in sport and football clubs.

The father-of-two added: "It was originally set up for fundraising for schools and football clubs.

"It has grown from that.

"My kids were going to the same old parties all the time, so I decided to do different types of parties for kids.

"Already we've done 10 parties since August. We've got another seven parties booked.

"The business is all about having fun."

Visit https://www.speedkix.co.uk/ for more information.