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.

Oli Bolwell - Lead Academy Coach

Oli is a teacher at Priory School Lewes where he works in the behaviour and anger management department and also runs the Year 10 football team.


Oli joined us in 2012 and has been a leading member of our coaching team for two years working on two of our Elite Weeks and working extensively in areas of ball mastery and SAQ.


He is FA Qualified to level 2 and also has an NVQ in sports leisure and completed a 2 year diploma in sports development.


He was previously an area manager for Coerver Coaching and has coached abroad in both Holland and Spain and has been coaching for over 8 years.


Oli also coaches the U6s at Pevensey and Westham Junior Football Club, demonstrating again, the versatility of our coaching staff.


FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football

NVQ Level 2 in Sports Leisure

Sports Development Diploma

Qualified in Speech, Language and Communication needs

Qualified in Behaviour and Anger Management

FA Emergency Aid

FA Safeguarding Children

Fully enhanced CRB checked

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