Welcome Aboard, Joe Mattock!

2nd May 2024

We are thrilled to announce that professional footballer Joe Mattock has joined the Kixx family as the new franchise owner of Kixx Manchester South.

Joe Mattock

Introducing Our New Franchise Owner for Kixx Manchester South!

With an impressive career that spans well over a decade in professional football, including playing for clubs like Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, and being one of the youngest players to represent England u21s, Joe brings a wealth of experience and passion to Kixx.

A New Chapter Begins

Joe’s journey from the pitch to the helm of Kixx Manchester South is not just a transition; it’s a passionate commitment to nurturing young talent and promoting the values of teamwork, dedication and sportsmanship. 

His professional background and experience in football make him uniquely equipped to lead and inspire the next generation at Kixx Manchester South. 

Joe’s Vision for Kixx Manchester South

As a franchise owner, Joe aims to leverage his extensive experience in professional sports alongside what Kixx currently offers to create an amazing and supportive environment where children can happily grow and thrive. 

Joe believes strongly in the power of football to positively impact lives and is excited to contribute to the community by fostering a fun and educational setting for all who attend the academies.

Incredible Footballing Background

Joe Mattock Kixx Franchise Owner

Joe Mattock is an English professional footballer who currently play as a left-back for EFL League Two club Harrogate Town.

He is a graduate of the Leicester City Youth Academy, making his senior debut for the club in 2007. 

Joe made 73 appearances in total for Leicester before moving to West Bromwich Albion in 2009. Mattock subsequently had spells on loan with Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton & Hove Albion. 

After leaving West Brom permanently in 2012, he signed for Sheffield Wednesday. Mattock spent three seasons with Sheffield Wednesday before moving to fellow South Yorkshire side Rotherham United. Whilst with Rotherham, Mattock was promoted on three occasions, as well as winning the EFL Trophy.

After seven seasons with Rotherham, he signed for Harrogate Town in 2022.

Mattock has also represented England youth teams at nearly every level which includes being one of the youngest players in history to represent the England U21’s.

A Message from Joe Mattock

Kixx Franchise Owner

“I am absolutely delighted to be a part of Kixx and to take on the role of franchise owner for Manchester South. Football has always been my passion, and I look forward to giving back to the sport by helping to develop young talents and making a positive difference to the lives of many children in Manchester.

“It’s a very exciting time for me and my family, and together we are really proud to become  franchise owners with such an established brand like Kixx and I can’t wait for our academies to launch in May.”

Welcome, Joe! Here’s to a successful and exciting journey ahead with Kixx Manchester South!