1st Touch Football Academy
12 Grampian Close
Indoors - Trainers Only
Astro Trainers Only
Ratton School :
Mondays 5.15pm to 6.15pm
(4-7 yr old)
Eastbourne College - Beresford House :
Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
(7-11 yr old)
Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm
(12-16 yr old)
All new players receive two free sessions before deciding whether to commit to 1st Touch Football Academy
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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