Stay in the know and receive the latest international franchising news, insight and investment opportunities
The kids’ soccer franchise is expanding throughout Europe.
Keep up to date with the latest Global Franchise News sent straight to your inbox. Sign up here.
BabyBallers, the kids’ soccer franchise launched in the U.K. in 2016, has announced a 40-unit deal signed with master franchisee Luc Deraedt to bring the brand to cities throughout Belgium.
Last year, BabyBallers signed a 10-year agreement with Deraedt, with the original aim to bring a minimum of 20 new clubs to Belgium every year. However, just this year, the master franchisee is already set to double that figure.
“Being part of the BabyBallers franchise was both an exciting opportunity and a real honour for me. Starting out, my ambition was to open 200 clubs in Belgium over the next 10 years. However, after onboarding 40 clubs this year alone, I think I might have to up that target,” said Luc.
“BabyBallers’ founder Rich Elms and business development manager Chris Elms showed a very professional attitude during our discussions. They know which direction they want to take BabyBallers in, but at the same time, they were open-minded about local differences. Our cooperation is framed in a long-term vision, as is customary with franchise agreements. I believe in the strategy that has been set out and, like our customers, we hope to have a lot of fun with BabyBallers in the years to come.”
Back in May, BabyBallers announced its plans to begin Australasian growth this year, too, in partnership with Australia-based consultancy DC Strategy.
“If you get your model right, franchising has the power to grow a brand at an incredible rate, not just in Europe but all over the world,” said Chris Elms. “Since our launch, BabyBallers has come so far and to be launching 40 clubs in Belgium this year is a real testament to the great partnership we have with our master franchisee Luc. Moving forward, we want BabyBallers operating in every country where we see teams competing in the Euros!”
The global pizza chain is set on developing at least 15 new units by 2024.04 Aug 2021 | Read Article >
Franchise Ready is primed to assist emerging franchisors with a proven track record of success04 Aug 2021 | Read Article >
ServiceMaster Brands acquires the fastest-growing franchised moving company in the U.S.A.04 Aug 2021 | Read Article >
With its sixth international location, Dickey’s brings the American, Texas barbecue style concept to Lahore, Pakistan.02 Aug 2021 | Read Article >
Buddy’s Home Furnishings is set to grow to 300 stores nationwide after signing a multi-unit franchise deal in Georgia.30 Jul 2021 | Read Article >
Pizza Hut has released its own line of nostalgia-inspired street clothing as part of a larger marketing campaign30 Jul 2021 | Read Article >
For further information on the Tiger Bills franchise please submit your details below.