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 earlier this year, I’m really excited to announce the next event is being held in September. It is the perfect opportunity for senior executives to network away from the office with some of the most influential people in Welsh football.

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.

Next Event

It's Back!!

23rd September 2016
Football tournament with Ex-Welsh International Players
Dragon Park, Newport

We’re delighted to announce the second CEO Kickabout event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

For a chance to play football alongside ex-Welsh Internationals, in your own personalised official Welsh kit, book your place today.


Speakers, coaches and special guests

FAW Elite Performance Director

Ian Rush

EX-Welsh International

Mickey Thomas

National Team Assistant Coach

Osian Roberts

Head of Coach Education

Carl Darlington

FAW Chief Executive

Jonathan Ford

FAW Trust Chief Executive

Neil Ward

FAW Head of Public Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement

Ian Gwyn Hughes

Premier League Referees


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 Kickabout was a brilliant success, and the commitment and support from Chris Coleman and his team including Osian, Carl and Ian was 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 key sportsmen back to their own teams in the workplace. Laura Nicholas, 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
Football tournament with Ex-Welsh internationals
Post-match analysis and video footage
Official Welsh home or away Kit
Snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day

Get in touch

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