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

Book it online now.

Ben Hutchinson - Lead Academy Coach

Ben has been coaching children for the last 5 years and is an FA Qualified Coach. He has completed courses in emergency aid, safeguarding children and is fully enhanced CRB checked.

As a player, Ben played for Brighton and Hove Albion youth teams and captained Sussex at U18 level before moving into senior football where he played for Eastbourne United, Eastbourne Town, Peacehaven and Newhaven.
Whilst playing, Ben moved into coaching local youth players and has enjoyed huge success with his youth side at Ratton Rangers Youth FC, where they have reached the County Cup Final twice in the last 3 seasons and had several players move onto a professional football club academy.

He later moved into coaching adults and has been head coach at Worthing United and AFC Uckfield both of who  compete in the Sussex County Football Leagues division 1.

Ben is now the coach and assistant manager of Sussex Schools year 9s that last season reached the semi finals of the national cup, before losing narrowly to Merseyside Schools.


Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football


Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football


• FA Coaching Children Certificate


• Equality and Diversity in Sport Level 1


• FA Safeguarding Children


• FA Emergency Aid


• Fully Enhanced CRB Checked

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