CEO Kickabout is a unique charity football event for CEOs and company directors.

Developed jointly by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Trust and Acorn’s Executive Search Division, the event brings business leaders from across Wales together for a day of football, tactical insight and networking at the FAW’s National Football Development Centre at Dragon Park, Newport.

All proceeds are donated to the FAW Trust to support their community development work.

Following the success of our first CEO Kickabout events in 2016, we’re really excited about the next event being held in September 2017.

The FAW Trust aims to encourage more people, male and female, of all ages to play football, to ensure the future success of Wales’ national teams, and events like this make a huge contribution to achieving our goals.

FAW Trust, Neil Ward CEO.

Previous events

Following the success of the first two CEO Kickabout events, we can’t wait to see what memories the next one will make. It’s truly an unforgettable day, but don’t take our word for it, see what everyone else has to say!

Next Event

We’re delighted to announce the third CEO Kickabout event, which promises to be the biggest, and best yet!

3rd November 2017

Football tournament with Ex-Welsh International Players

Dragon Park, Newport



FAW Trust

FAW Trust

All proceeds made from the CEO Kickabout will be donated to the FAW Trust, which aims to:

- Encourage more people - male and female - of all ages to play football
- Identify and develop talented young players to support the future success of Wales' national teams in all age groups
- Develop more and better qualified coaches


Acorn's Executive Search Division

The Executive Search Division of leading multi-specialist recruiter, Acorn, is delighted to join forces with the FAW Trust to host the CEO Kickabout events.

It's a great privilege to work with the FAW on such innovative events. Our first CEO Kickabouts have been a brilliant success, and the commitment and support from Chris Coleman’s team including Osian, Carl and Ian is simply outstanding. I’m really looking forward to the next event, as I have no doubt business leaders all over the country will take great insight away from such an inspiring event. Gareth Edwards, Director of Acorn’s Executive Search Division

Acorn’s Executive Search Division offers a progressive executive and management recruitment service that places senior professionals UK-wide.


Please get in touch if you have any questions or wish to book your place.

Tickets £200 + VAT

The price includes:
Q&A with Welsh Football Legends
Leadership Insight from Ian Mitchell PhD, Wales National Team Performance Psychologist
Football tournament with Ex-Welsh internationals
BBQ & Beers whilst watching post-match video footage
Authentic gifts
Snacks and refreshments throughout

Get in touch

Email: Sarah.jones@acornpeople.com
Call: 01633 760143
Address: Dragon Park Newport,
Newport International Sports Village,
NP19 4RA