WordPress Sports Club Theme Review: Kickoff

With the booming appearance of Sports Clubs comes the emergence of a branding tool: website. WordPress offers a powerful CMS to help Sports Club share their team story, regular updates and achievements. Today we will review one beautiful and easy-to-use WordPress Sports Club Theme called Kickoff, built by KodeForest Design and Development Company.

>> Check out Tips on designing WordPress Themes for Clubs


Kickoff aims at creating a ‘hub’ for their teams. This theme is a balance of both branding style and news reporting style.

Design Overview

First look at Kickoff theme is the modern and still friendly interface. A clever combination of squares and triangles, green and yellow blocks gives out a masculine and motivating sense.

Home section is well-designed with different background seperating different sections. The layout is clean and attractive. They don’t put many animations in the theme, but every animation is very smooth.

Clean design for Schedule and Fixture

However, Kickoff only offers one Home layout, lacking a variety to offer different needs. The About Us page has a unique idea of including timeline, however, they could have refined this WordPress Sports Club theme better by adding time indicators.

Overall, the design is quite polished. It is clean, modern and attractive. Even the ThemeForest post for this theme is well-designed with elegant presentation of the theme. Check it out here.

Feature Overview

With an array of slider plugins – bxSlider, FlexSlider, Nivo Slider and Revolution Slider, Kickoff allows you to showcase your important content front and center. Mega Menu plugin is also included to build a large navigation menu full of important, media-rich content.

The Dashboard includes management for teams, players, and their upcoming fixtures, and with the included Xpress Page Builder, you can choose to display information within a one-page layout. The fixture countdown timer is a nice touch, and combined with a compatible plugin such as the Event Manager plugin to show your upcoming fixtures, it gives visitors a sense of urgency.


It’s not just all fixtures and statistics though; you can include full-width video backgrounds – perhaps to display sublime touchdowns, interceptions, or slam dunks – and Flickr feed integration in widgetized areas.

Contact Form 7 and MailChimp plugin are also included to help you get in touch with email subscribers. These features, also small, complete the perfection of this WordPress Sports Club theme.


Overall, Kickoff has a clean, modern and practical design. It includes lots of useful features for easy building. This is one of the best WordPress Sports Club theme in the market right now.

Now go check out this WordPress sports club theme demo!


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