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.

Matt Anderson - Lead Academy Coach

Matts has an impressive playing career that has seen him play for a host of Sussex's Senior Football Clubs. Among the clubs he has represented are Eastbourne Town, Sidley United, ACF Uckfield, Seaford Town and Bexhill United.


However his coaching ability has always stood in the way of a sustained playing career. He began coaching early and was soon an area manager for Coerver Coaching UK.


As area manager Matt worked closely with clubs such as Chelsea, Fulham and Crystal Palace as well as delivering sessions nationally on behalf of Coerver Coaching alongside european and global coaches for Adidas, FourFourTwo Magazine and representatives from Japans J League.


On leaving Coerver, Matt continued a career in teaching as a qualified Football Development Tutor at Colleges of Further Education. He is currently a Head of House at Ringmer Secondary School and 6th Form College.


Matt joined our team in 2011 and is a Lead Coach on our highly respected Elite Course as well as working in our Monday and Thursday Academys. He also takes an active role in our holiday course programmes and is currently a tour director for Masterclass Sports tours and leads teams of coaches in Holland and Spain.


Matt holds the prestigious UEFA B Licence and has taken the FA Youth Module level 1. He is qualified in emergency aid, child welfare and is fully enhanced CRB checked.



• UEFA B Level 3


• UEFA B Level 2


• FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football


• FA Youth Module Level 1 - Developing the Environment

• FA Emergency Aid

• FA Safeguarding Children

• SAQ - P Award

• NDCS Coaching Deaf Footballers Course

• Coaching Disabled Footballers 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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