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Welcome to
Altus Football

A new, free football league for 16 to 18-year-olds on your doorstep!

At Altus Football, you’ll get top training from FA qualified coaches. Impress us with your game and you might even end up playing in the Altus Football final at a top UK stadium.

All ability levels are welcome. All we want is your passion for the game. Football kits and transport will be provided.

So what are you waiting for? Register your interest by the end of January 2019 and get involved!



Take part in four locations across the UK.


The Southfield Grange Trust
Southfield Grange Campus
Haycliffe Lane

Session Time
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm


Derby Moor Community Sports College
SoMoorway Lane
DE23 2FS

Session Time
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

East London

Feel Good Too Centre
Off Ive Farm Close
E10 5HQ

Session Time
11.45 am – 1.15 pm


Heartlands Academy
10 Great Francis Street
B7 4QR

Session Time
7 pm – 9 pm
Football game being played under floodlights
Kashif Siddiqi in Northampton Town kit

Kashif Siddiqi Foundation

Altus Football has been made possible by the Kashif Siddiqi Foundation.

As a young man, Kashif Siddiqi broke through many barriers to become one of only a handful of British South Asian footballers to make it at professional and international level. The teams he has played for include Arsenal Youth, Pakistan (in the under-23s at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the senior team at the South Asian Championships) and Northampton Town. For Kashif, faith and football have always gone together. They are a great source of inspiration and strength as he travels the globe playing the game he loves.

In 2011, supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association and the FA, Kashif founded the Kashif Siddiqi Foundation. His goal? To get more young British South Asians on the pitch and give them the tools to live healthier lives off it. Now, with the support of his team and the Foundation, he’s taking the next big step forward: launching Altus Football.

As well as football, Kashif is also passionate about his charity work. His goodwill has been recognised by world figures including Prince William, former prime minister David Cameron, HRH Ali of Jordan, Pope Francis and the United Nations.

Kashif Siddiqi in Northampton Town kit

Who we are

Altus Football is powered by a dedicated team of professionals with a broad range of experience in coaching and sports management. The team represents a range of backgrounds and skills but shares a common goal – to provide more opportunities for young people to stay in football.

Kashif Siddiqi

Founder and lead ambassador

Kerry Mullins

Player scout

Ikram Butt

Programme director

Sig Watkins

Central project manager

Anjan Chowdhury

Technical director

Obayed Hussain

Ambassador and Birmingham area project lead


The Altus Football programme runs for eight weeks from January to March 2019. Those taking part receive football training from FA qualified coaches and learn other elements of the beautiful game including advice on nutrition, wellbeing and leadership.

The programme will also help players stay in football after the eight weeks. This could be by joining an academy or local football team, pursuing coaching qualifications or continuing sport at college or university.

Altus Football will culminate in a finals day, held at a top UK stadium, where teams will meet and compete for the honour of being crowned Altus Football champions.

Training sessions will take place in east London, Bradford, Birmingham and Derby.

East London Bradford Birmingham Derby
Week 1 3rd February 3rd February 4th February 5th February
Week 2 10th February 10th February 11th February 12th February
Week 3 17th February 17th February 18th February 19th February
Week 4 24th February 24th February 25th February 26th February
Week 5 3rd March 3rd March 4th March 5th March
Week 6 10th March 10th March 11th March 12th March
Week 7 17th March 17th March 18th March 19th March
Week 8 24th March 24th March 25th March 26th March
Final 30th March 30th March 30th March 30th March
Goalmouth scramble with goalkeeper saving a shot

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