Last Week of Roehampton Football Academy Head Coach Needed

This is head coach Denis Booth. Next week is the last week of service at Roehampton Football Academy. We are looking for a new Head Coach to take over. It’s perfect opportunity for managers with a license to coach football because all the equipment, storage space and over ten players awaiting training.

Last week we trained on Barnes common because of Sports Day. The pitch was fully booked in advance for these events which lasted a few days that clashed with days we trained. It worked out well, we still trained and played football.

The only downside snag training on Barnes Common is due to sunny weather the grass is dryer than Roehampton Football Field, we had to carry equipment a bit further than usual. And no changing rooms for shower afterwards.

The next Roehampton Football Manager will have to be keen. The great thing is all the bibs, halls and cones are available to use. Hence this perhaps final advertisement. My number is on the website take action as soon as possible. I need to speak to you to find out whether you are a good fit.

In 22 years of coaching I have learned a lot and will be available for consultation if the next Head Coach needs any guidance. Due to age and recent bad health I regret to say I will be standing down next week.

We have a strong following of successful attend dees who many as documented here have gone on to better things.

Roehampton Football Academy has these past ten years built a good reputation for helping 16 – 25 yrs old players to get back into professional football teams. There is a window of opportunity for you to get involved. If you want to run your ready made Academy with all the bells and whistles get in touch immediately please. We have all the kit, the space, all we needs is a reliable Head Coach to take over and continue the good work.


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.

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

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.

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.