Unsung Heroes Part 3

This is Unsung Heroes Part 3: by Denis Booth Roehampton football academies head coach. You can catch up on other installments here, here and here. This includes literature to read and videos of Denis addressing anyone interested in improving their game over the past couple of years of this websites visibility online.

They are false people who fill you up with crap, who get loads of money. They also make war with fear and propaganda. So as to keep the armed forces occupied, taxes up and lie for the expenses to take money of public.

British football promotes healthy living through being true to yourself, honesty helping mankind getting into good habits, passing, keeping out of bad habits and trusting God.

Clean house, help others, trust God in everything you do! Look now is the time to do the third part of unsung heroes. When money become a problems and the government are pricing the working class people out helping one another in sports.

Healthy living is keeping them excessive, prone to drink & drugging. Going down that slipways road to self disruption and crime. Doing something they are passionate and good at may be the one chance they need to change their lives around. Along comes some Good Samaritan with plan of action who spend time and energy in helping them. To only be cut down through the money costs of running events in the community. The overheads and prices have been raised. Raised pricing is edging the working class people out of helping because perhaps of power and money.

Which means we are now buried in frustration. What to do? Where to go? So with that said I have to announce ten great years come to a sad end. The good things and the achievement count for nothing. With these bureaucrats they are just yes people who are like puppets. God forgive them for they no what they are doing to society. There isn’t and never will be security !!! What they try to do to mankind is inhuman.  ☮✝☮✝

What did Denis do after he got city guild for sport and recreation? He use them straight away, refereeing for 17 years and then got his coaching licence. Denis spent six good years at Fulham FC community coach at Fulham he gained lot of experience also refereeing, doing six six aside and tournaments before the main games started. He used to go down to the Paddock School for special needs children. He loved those sessions and made sure to give them sessions they enjoyed. Whilst in-between other coaching. With lots of Brazilian football at primary school Richmond to Teddington’ Barnes, Sheen, later on he forecast on Roehampton Dover house youth inclusion program. Crime concern for five years. All the time thinking about what more he can do for is fellow men’and women.

Since then he has been doing his best for the Football Academy by phoning football players up from all over the world. China, Eastern Europe, French, Africa: north, east, west and south Asians. Afghanistan, Australians, New Zealand and many more. Ireland: North and southern. Nothing was to hard or to long in time and energy.

Passion & love for what he was doing frist thing in morning to last thing at night. Taking for trails to playing games. Making sure they where fed and got home okay. Do you know what the embrassment start to come when money funds dry. Luckily a small amount of last years academy’s money is available and has rolled over from 2013 & 14. Unfortunately the price to hire the pitch has nearly trebled. We will not be able to continue for more than a month in 2016. They can not take the effort or spirt ever one as gone onto better thing playing coaching working managing teams motto ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’. That said if there is any good Samaritan out there who is willing to financially help we waiting for you.

Thanks for reading Unsung Heroes Part 3.

Yours in sport & love of the game, Denis Booth Head Coach.


Unsung Heroes Part Two

Denis got phone calls of clubs to take players down after training he was always with them whether it was Basingstoke, Hayes and Yeading.

One day we went to Dorchester who was then playing for conference South. He took three players down for trials and the manager liked all of them but unfortunately they played a local cup game against Weymouth. Dorchester got beat and the manager got the sack.

So it goes on sometimes players get injuries when playing games. Denis would always take them up to the A & E. One day a year ago many years ago when he was involved with Roehampton youth 14 one division and coach under fourteen one of the boys got hurt i.e. he received a head injury took him up to Kingston Hospital as it was a head injury. He waited seven hours for his parents to take over.

And also phone the boys parents. There is nothing around football that Denis has not been involved in around football maturing numerous phone to clubs for trials. So much experience as you can imagine.

Organising friendly games, taking boys for food in a cafe before and after the game. Making sure they get home safe and sound. Always with them for trials or games coming back as late as one o’clock in the morning.

When he was at Aldershot he would be getting up at five o’clock Saturday to get down to place like. Bathe, Bristol, Leicester, Weymouth etc all over South West of England. Down to Cardiff, Eastleigh nothing was to far or to long.

When he was at Fulham Denis used to Coach Paddock school in Drury Lane. Special difficult boys and girls with learning problems, also Bollingsbroke School, Wandsworth for deaf and dumb.

He also did a Saturday club on his beloved Roehampton Playing field, Dover House Road where he got to know parents and children, organised friendly’s and develop football teams.

They were always noted for playing football the right way. Later on when he started to own academy,  several players made it. All to professional clubs. Anybody who was in to football was always ready to talk to him about it.

Also he became a bit of a legend around Roehampton.

Denis had a set back around seventeen years ago. He was playing football down at Rocks Lane, Barnes. but he felt ill breathing and sickness. So he went to Queen Mary’s hospital.

They transferred him to Kingston with a heart attack. He remained in critical care for one week. After the care he came out, he was not allowed to coach for one year. But that did not stop him.

Denis was back and up and running. Ten years ago he started Roehampton Football Academy and has been going every week since. at the beginning of the unsung heroes we told you about the Denis always evergreen.

Last year Denis had twelve hundred forty six attendees pass through the academy and has got a reputation world wide with every nationality of the world. They have all been on. So just like to say football is and always will be the best game in the world for me and billions of others. Below is a photograph taken recently with Pat Holland an ex West Ham United player and now a good coach. This is at the London Coaches association at Leyton Orient, East London.

Also I thank to help of players, coaching staff, scouts and Managers. Also London FA coaches association for the friendship and fellowship efforts, anyone who I may of come across also my understanding wife and friends.

Just to bring it up to date, knee’s are better after very painful arthritis.  Considering his age as well he has given it careful consideration to get involved more.

As thought it best to return so he will just be doing contact work and begun the season as he got some great contacts in football.

The fruit I have learned

In Love is through game of

foot ball Children youth

Men & Parents it not

Just a Game Its live

and learning to live and


The football is round in shape and that is why it is for the world to enjoy. All the world’s nations and nationalities players to enjoy the game.

Unsung Heroes Part One

This year like every other year has been very enjoyable and successful. We are now looking at since the Roehampton Football academy started about twenty players gone to professional clubs as we only community academy we have done well to get these players in at different professional clubs. We also work with semi pro clubs and also non league clubs. The man as a coach is always believed, first of all:

Dedication of his self or of his person and also dedication of the players. Every session the coach has put his whole heart and soul into the session and always asking for the feedback of the players at the end of each session. It always seems like the reports are good but also you know keeping an open mind sometimes players might pass comment which is noted.

This academy over the last eight or nine years can boast we have players from every part of the world, to name a few countries: Brazil, France, Africa including North Africa that’s Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Ethiopia etc. Also China, Asia, Australia and several Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Rumania, Germany, Ukraine or Russia and Poland. Apart from Brazil we’ve had Argentinians, Chile, Paraguay, Panama, Asians and Afghanistan’s.

The coach believes that the ball which is round has a significance to the world because it is round. And so every person, every nationality is entitled to play the best game in the world. Whether gender creed or colour this sport i.e. football is the greatest leveller of nations and people than any other irrespective of creed, colour or religions. The common denominator is the love and passion for the game at every level.

Can you tell me anything nicer than a guy who comes from another country, who does not speak English, gelling up with another player from his own country who speaks his native language? Surely he doesn’t feel alone? And that what football does.

Now I will talk about me which is my pet subject. I actually got the coaching badge about twenty years ago in-between going to South Thames college and getting an NVQ in Sports and Recreation and City and Guilds. And I got a community leaders sports award CLSA. I commenced work part time at a pro football club for six years which was great experience and I loved every minute.

I was working in schools, Roehampton Dover House Road, Fulham, Bishops Park, Hurlingham Park and several other venues. In-between that working for coaching children special needs, deaf and dumb, two or three different venues. One of them is the Paddock school and also Bollinbrook school for deaf, which I felt was very rewarding.

A little bit later on I was invited as I was an FA coach to develop football on Roehampton estate Crime Concern and YIP Youth Inclusion Project. I developed five aside teams and we played organised five aside at Fulham Palace Road park. Also Tooting and Mitcham. Later on I was there about five years. From the five aside we developed successful eleven aside where three of the boys were U/14 and they got into Fulham Academy. One boy went to Rushden & Diamond Academy and three or four boys trailing for semi pro teams, which was very successful. I worked there for four years then went Aldershot assistant manager for under eighteens. We developed one striker who went on two play pro and several boys went on to a decent standard. Also just a little bit before I was involved U/14 with Colliers Wood West Surrey boys league. First season was successful and we won the league cup. We won the Cambeslang Challenge Cup also we was beaten finalist in the Surrey County Cup.

Also I had the privilege of coaching Waltonham Hersham under tens won half way throughout the season and we won twelve games on a spin to win the league.

I was successful myself in Sussex in Brighton during the seventies played for Southwick and also Seaford Town and Eastborne United also one of the most successful teams in the meed week league, Brighton Celtic we won the league on several occasions. Sussex meed week cups twice Alderstan Memorial trophy, the league cup and the Juddy Best award and that was six aside. ‘Dennis has loved football and I have never met a man with more passion for the game’. He has been in Brazil three times and coached in Brazil. For example the Maracanã which is the biggest stadium in the world and several more stadiums in different countries which he says he was ‘very privileged’ to be in.

To be continued loving the game of football yours Dennis the unsung heroes to be continued.