Another Success Story For Roehampton Fa

Ten boys from Roehampton Football Academy went down to Leatherhead FC and trained on Monday. After training they were all invited back next Monday and Thursday with review trails. We have got a training session at Richardson Evans Memorial Ground. SW15 Putney Vale at 1.30PM Bus 265 Tolworth, 85 Kingston bus stop – Asda 75 yards up on the right hand side pitches.

Eddie Vakka did two sessions and has now gone back to Selkirk Edinburgh. We wish him good luck 2017 – 2018.

Dennis Booth 07722102777


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.

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

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.