Up To Date And Have Applied For Funding From Sports England

Up to date and have applied for funding from Sports England. If we get it we will be back in the back end of February. Our Academy is attracting players from all over the world and we have several boys who speak different languages who are also coaches.

I have been receiving calls over the holiday period especially these past few weeks and we are just hoping everything goes well to continue. Worst case scenario will be pre season training till the beginning of June.

We have tried several outlets for funding which have not been successful. The application process is always changing an

This will be our tenth season. We couldn’t visualise the success we have had with players going into professional clubs. Semi Pro clubs and we have had a good report about how the academy has helped in Roehampton and Wandsworth. We have helped them develop their football skills and hoping this season for another successful year.

P.S. We need telephone numbers to contact you.

Yours in Sports,

Head Coach

Denis Booth


Roehampton Football Academy Still Alive And Kicking ‘No Retreat No Surrender’

This week six men turned up and we played Cobham FC. The players did well. At the backend of the season we decided to have a friendly game with Chelmsford on Saturday National Combine National south team because we were going to have a showcase but it was cancelled. So it was very short notice we played Cobham FC combine county side.

So we owing to work commitments and unavailability could not raise a full team. I did not want to disappoint Barry Wilde the manager who made the game possible. We only had seven players but we made up with Cobham boys for 11 aside.

I will now mention some names. Our guys did well. Raphael who has just come aboard he played in Brazil for one or two sides Botofoga FC, we are looking to get him into a pro club but would consider National South semi pro. He is a looking for a club and expressed a desire to play in England.

Alan the striker played well and scored a good goal. Coffey played well and Eddie from Ireland Addie played well in midfield. I was quite pleased we went up there and we did not disappoint Barry Wilde.

Vlad has just signed on for Kingstonians as their keeper. So the season has been great all the boys have played good organised football. I just got one friend come over from LA Galaxy who has a very good CV is looking to play in the UK.

Again contact us or email for further. All in all it was a good game, a good run. It was quite competitive due to Roeahampton Football Academies availability. Any inquiries or serious applicants contact us here, Facebook or email. Head coach answers all calls and has good contacts here in the UK. If you are interested, no time wasters please. This Academy now has in the region of ten boys who have gone professional these past two or three seasons.

I wish Happy Christmas to all the clubs and all the players, staff and committee who have support over the years. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope to start back in February 2016.

Yours in Sports

Dennis Booth

See you in February. Be sure to follow us on Facebook page and Twitter Handle @roehamptonfa

Academy is closed until Feb 2016

The Academy is closed till February pending funding. November has been a productive month and we will talk about that as well. Basically all the boys who came to the Academy went on directly and indirectly to clubs via Head Coach. Coming up in the future we hoping to get a showcase with the under 21’s from Chelmsford City FC.

Next year what we hope to do and what we will definitely do

We got people from Germany, France and Africa. We have received lots of inquires about the Academy and what we are doing along with all the good positive feedback. So all being well next year be another successful season. We also got a lot of positive links with clubs and we thank them for their assistance and information. Next year we will be including females and people with disabilities also they will be coached separately and we are hoping to expand the staff.

Special thanks and credits to the people who supported us

This is a special thank you to all who came to the Academy in Roehampton FA to play football and take opportunity to get back into playing professionally. Special thanks to all the clubs who we played this year, let’s play next year. Thank you Sports England for support 2013 – 2014 and we are submitting applications for 2016 and our sponsors.

This Academy is a unique and we are charity based a lot of which comes from my own pocket. I really got say this has come from my heart. I have so much passion for this game. I have coached in the Amazon’s of Brazil, Stanterem and been privileged to go the Marciano in Rio the largest stadium in the world. Coaching on video San Francisco men’s football club back in 1993, 1996 and 1997 three times since.

Yours in love and sports Head Coach, Dennis Booth.

Successful season for Roehampton Academy and we will be back in February

It has been a successful season for Roehampton Academy and we will all goes well be back in February. Our goal has been to enroll new players and quickly fast track them back into the system. This year went rather well. All the players who turned up and played well went on to other clubs. The Roehampton Football Academy played a crucial role in the players getting noticed. Through showcase games and a quick assessment technique embedded in our unique training we have managed to get noticed and excel in our locality. London is a big place and a lot of players from all over the world want to come here and play football. If players have the funding to get to the UK and arrive on time to training they have all been impressed with the feedback as well as getting their professional football dream back on track again.

Special thanks to Roehampton Football Fields again for allowing us to hire the ground in 2015.

We have had some good sessions training and in the archives you can watch examples of how the training sessions went on. The weather this year has been great and even when the weather was wet or windy students still turned up to train which is important. Well done you know who you are. Some days were so though that we could not play and this was acknowledged via a credit system. The Roehampton Academy has been offering free sessions for the right candidates for over ten years now and our payments of rent are in good standing. This is the last week of training and if all goes to plan we will be back in February.

Congratulations it has been an honour to serve Wandsworth Borough in sports these past ten years.

Locally we have made an impact in the community, people know me, I know them and there is a profound element of respect for sports in our Borough. Roehampton is an area of London known for education. There are many youth clubs here, the libraries have good services and universities always bring new faces to the area. We are lucky to be situated in such amazing rural landscape even though we are in the big urban city. Close by in Barnes there is a bird sanctuary for example a train comes from Waterloo which is really quick. Easy access to the area from Victoria and Hammersmith; buses come to and fro these main areas which is perhaps why so many students have come through the doors of Roehampton Football Academy. Wandsworth is an amazing borough who are very supportive of sports ventures. Football is a great sport and helps men and women focus through growing up in a way which I think generates success. The proof though is in the pudding which I sure you agree I have delivered this year and all willing next year too.

Yours in Sports

Dennis Booth

See you in February. Be sure to follow us on Facebook page and Twitter Handle @roehamptonfa

Unusual Opportunities not to be missed and the Interviews on Site

A non profit football academy for boys and girls in Roehampton for 16 – 22 years old to get them fit to play organised football. Football coaching, time keeping on a  hired local football pitch. A worldwide diversity of attendees and applicants. Good outlets and coaches available for right participants.

This project has been running for 10 years and always come up with the figures. The number of participants have been consistent with the ads made and activity over the phone, Facebook and the local magazines and flyers in public places. The committee and the energy applied into making its success and its been a success for the past ten years. The weather elements for example adverse weather makes us unable to take part. pitch fee cancellations allow credits to be allowed. 20 years experience of football in Roehampton football field. When the players get back into football academies, go back into education and FA coaching, some of them go into refereeing and I get a lot of satisfaction knowing this. Its a form of reaching out in football.

Make the session worthwhile, enjoyable and focusing on their needs and also looking at the body language when participating and also a variety of different things, so we keeping the sessions challenging and pristine and clear. Also evaluation after the session is complete. What they liked and what they didn’t like. Its a form of challenging them bearing in mind some of them have disabilities. So you are trying to bring a good mix into the session. This keeps them coming back and participants recommending to their friends. Fun and enjoyment is the key essence.

You have to be assertive to a degree. Let them know what’s expected when they come on, we have a code of contact. If boys are tagged we let there social workers know about there attendance. Also looking monitoring the movements of the participants with two coaches. Communicating with participants to help assist with team members, buddy coaching which can relieve a little bit of pressure so they take more responsibility so the ball is there court.

By getting them more involved into organised football. Setting themselves up for coaching or refereeing matches themselves. Possibility of friendly games with other teams. Maybe starting teams up themselves. Organising other projects with people who have other disabilities, starting up an organised league. The coaching goes on all year round during the football season. There contact through testimonies on the website and the news on the blog.

Unusual Opportunities not to be missed and the Interviews on Site

Finishing 20-8-15 Start Back 7-9-15

Finishing 20-8-15 Start Back 7-9-15 Training M, Tu, Th

Looking for several good players semi pro or professional to blend in with the players who are already there. Short training time before push on. Must contact head coach or turn up Roehampton Dover House Road, SW15 5BP.

Dennis Booth 07722102777

Training Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1 – 3pm.

Several players have responded need to be contacted from France, New Zealand and a couple of other places.

News after seven weeks of training

Most of the boys are fit and ready to realistically go into clubs, we had a scout on from Charlton and he was impressed by the level and the consistency the boys play in. Good drill sprinting stamina sessions and two touch football. Together with technical abilities, some of the boys have shown an developed.

Looking forward for rest sessions. Had several phone calls from abroad as far of as Brazil, Africa also from France and Spain. East Europe Somalia. If you are really interested please contact Roehampton Academy Head Coach Dennis Booth. You will find his number on this website or somewhere in the ad section of where ever you read guiding you here. You can phone or text.

Looking forward two weeks rest. Couple of weeks of root reinvigorate and coming back September 7th Monday 2015. Some videos were recorded this week on the tablet and at some point my hope is to upload these to YouTube or website. The sessions include examples of: Two Touch, Two Goal Drill, Ball Work and sprinting high intensity.

Another Success for Roehampton Football Academy

Football Academy with more successes. Having come back preseason with another Success for Roehampton Football Academy are now releasing four or five players. Eddie from Ireland has been offered a scholarship with a semi pro club.

Another Success for Roehampton Football Academy is Ken and Chugo Pro in Jamaica is going into either the conference national or south. Chugo is going and Ken we have had phone calls and hoping that everything materialises. John Kamara is training with Chelmsford City in the conference South League.

We have a lad coming over on Monday from Inter Milan Academy who is playing for national sides under 16 and under 21. We have a few spaces so first come first serve basis.

And we have got a couple of girls, one of them Emma is going Brentford. She has been signed for Brentford girls under sixteens.

P.S. Outlets for right participants.