Sports Xtra reaps rewards of recent merger with three new franchisees

Children’s sports acitivity provider joined with A-Star Sports in March to enhance franchise offering

Kid’s activity provider Sports Xtra has added three new franchisees to its network following a recent merger with children’s sports franchise A-Star Sports.

Acting under the parent company of Sports Xtra, the deal has already enabled the company to increase growth with its three new recruits; John Polak, Alan Beard and Claire Thorby, set to operate within the Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire areas respectively.

The sports chain is looking for its latest franchisees to build on the success of existing franchisees such as Swindon-based Kelly Morgan. Having ran her franchise business for just over a year, Morgan say it is “growing month on month” and has recently applied for a professional boxing licence to enhance her skills and teaching abilities.

As two of the UK’s leading children’s activity specialists, Sports Xtra and A-Star Sports’ merged network boasts over 40 territories throughout the UK and delivers a wide variety of classes to  children aged 2-12 years old.

A management franchise opportunity, Sports Xtra offers franchisees an exclusive UK territory with access to full training, teaching resources and products, and says it can “guarantee earnings” in holiday periods.

On her first year as a franchisee, Sports Xtra’s Morgan explained: “When I first came to franchising, I had very little business experience and so the huge support network and having somebody to pick up the phone and speak to was worth its weight in gold.

“There is lots of good practical stuff – social media support, national marketing campaigns, a team to run the website and take bookings, plus support in the day-to-day running of the business.”

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