A CARLISLE football coaching academy has set its sights on brand new premises after successfully expanding.

No Limit 1-on-1 Coaching, a Carlisle-based football coaching and skills development academy, is hoping to secure permission to relocate to new premises at Kingmoor Park Central, on the northern edge of Carlisle.

The football coaching school, which was launched in 2017, currently operates at Newtown Primary School in the west of Carlisle, but following its recent rapid growth, the business is now looking for its own dedicated premises.

The academy is now seeking planning permission from Carlisle City Council to base itself at one of the units at Kingmoor Park.

Teaching young people between the ages of four and 18, the No Limit 1-on-1 Coaching football academy expanded its coaching staff earlier this year from two to four in response to its growth in pupil numbers, which is now more than 150.

No Limit 1-on-1 Coaching, in addition to teaching football skills, seeks to "inspire and motivate the next generation of local young football players", the application to the city council from the academy explains.

"Recently we have found we are outgrowing the sports hall and playing field facilities we currently use for training at Newtown Primary School in Carlisle.

"It is clear to us that the sports hall we use at the moment is becoming too small for our training sessions and there is always a threat that the space won't be available in the future - as is the case at the moment with social distancing due to Covid-19."

The application adds that the relocation would help the business continue to grow, " as well as benefitting our existing players."

It is hoped that with the proposed move to new facilities at Kingmoor Park Central, the academy can more smoothly operate in all weathers as an indoor-only facility.

The proposed new home for No Limit 1-on-1 Coaching is spacious enough to allow for multiple training sessions, and if planning permission is granted, an indoor "3G" artificial grass surface will be installed, along with other fitness-related equipment.

It is also planned that the facilities will be shared with local football teams on a for-hire basis, as well as other groups in need of an indoor area for sports or fitness purposes.

The applicant also intends to hire out the facilities for events such as birthday parties.