Is time-up for football's Kick magazine?

Attic Brand Media's Kick magazine, the monthly football title for six to 14-year-olds, is believed to be closing after six years of publication.

Kick: Attic Brand Media title
Kick: Attic Brand Media title

The £2.60 magazine is understood to have been pushed out of a competitive marketplace by titles like Bauer's Match magazine and new release Strike-it, published by the Panini Group.

The magazine has a poster and puzzle supplement, Kick extra, which is also expected to be closed.

Kick magazine was launched in 2006, and recorded a debut ABC figure of 67,095 for the period January to June 2006. For the period July to December 2010, Kick's ABC figure had dropped to 51,413.

It is not yet clear when the title will close or how it will impact the rest of Attic Brand Media's operations. The company's main landlines have not been answered at the contract publisher since Wednesday (2 November).

Kick magazine's editorial staff are understood to be looking for new work opportunities.

Attic Brand Media positions itself as specialists in communicating with a young audience, working with the likes of Disney, Lego, SeaWorld, Nintendo and Nickelodeon.

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