1st Touch Football Academy
1st Touch Football Academy

Contact Us :

1st Touch Football Academy

12 Grampian Close


East Sussex

BN23 8EP

07799 771272 

Coaching Venue U5 to U7 :

Ratton School

Park Lane


East Sussex

BN21 2XR


Indoors - Trainers Only

Coaching Venue U8 to U16 :

Eastbourne College

Beresford House

Summerdown Road


East Sussex

BN20 8DG


Astro Trainers Only

Session times :

Ratton School :


Pre Academy

Mondays 5.15pm to 6.15pm

(4-7 yr old)



Eastbourne College - Beresford House :


Foundation Phase 

Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

(7-11 yr old)


Development Phase

Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm

(12-16 yr old)

2 Free Trial Sessions!!

All new players receive two free sessions before deciding whether to commit to 1st Touch Football Academy

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Coaching Staff

All our coaches at 1st Touch Football Academy have an extensive playing and coaching experience and have coached players of all ages and all abilities.


We follow a coaching syllabus that is closely mirrored to that of a Catagory 2 Championship football club and where possible follows the guidelines set out by the Premier Leagues EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan).


We try to create disciplined environment but one where the players feel comfortable to enjoy their football rather than feel restricted by the environment which in turn can hinder their ability to express their abilities. We hope that this can instill a long term love of the game regardless of the level of football they eventually reach.


At 1st Touch Football Academy our philosophy, where possible, is for players to be encouraged to make their own decisions. Our coaching styles constantly challenge a players problem solving skills by asking questions such as "when might you....?", "why would you....?", "how can you....?" as well as a guided approach by asking to "show me how you can....".


We believe that while it may take longer to see visible results, it will result in a far more rounded and complete footballer, who will be better equipped to deal with the ever changing situations during a match than one who has been consistently told when where and who to pass to.


Our players are provided with a detailed written report twice a year, detailing strengths, weaknesses and a player performance plan.


All our coaches are FA Qualified, are trained in Emergency Aid, have attended courses in Child Welfare and Safeguarding Children as well as being fully CRB checked.


For individual coach profiles please click the coaches tab.

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