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.

Lewis Parsons - Lead Academy Coach

Lewis has a vast playing experience and is well known around Sussex, having played senior football for the likes of Eastbourne United, Rye United, Hailsham Town, Sidley United and Seaford Town where he has earned himself a reputation as a reliable, footballing centre back who is comfortable in possession and uncompromising out of it.


An extremly well qualified coach, he holds his UEFA B coaching qualification as well as the Youth Module levels 1 and 2, Goalkeeping level 2, a level 2 Certificate in Fitness Gym Instructing and his SAQ P award.


Lewis joined our team in February 2013, initially only on Mondays but is now also a popular and respected coach of our oldest group on our Thursday elite night having previously working for Masterclass Sports Tours as a football coach, leading sessions in Spain and Holland.


He has qualified teacher status, holding a DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning) and PTTLS/QTTLS as well as his A1 NVQ Assessor qualification.


He has previously worked as an NVQ tutor / assessor in 6th Form Colleges across East Sussex delivering NVQ level 1, 2 and 3 Sport and Coaching based qualifications and is currently a cover supervisor at a 6th Form College.


• UEFA B Level 3


• UEFA B Level 2


FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football

• FA Youth Module Level 2 - Developing the Practice


• FA Youth Module Level 1 - Developing the Environment


FA Goalkeeping Level 2 Award

Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym Level 2

FA Emergency Aid

FA Safeguarding Children

SAQ - P Award

NDCS Coaching Deaf Footballers Course

Coaching Disabled Footballers Course

FA Introduction to Futsal Course

FA Soccer Parent Course

FA Mentoring Adults Course

DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning)


A1 NVQ Assessor Course

Fully enhanced CRB checked

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