What once started as a small club with just 12 players and a small number of coaches has blossomed into a thriving academy, housing 5 separate locations all across London.
We now train close to 400 players and employ more than 25 coaches and staff, all to ensure your child receives premium football training alongside the possibility of competing at the most challenging football leagues in London and accessing key events internationally.
Our coaching philosophy starts with the continental style of play, that incorporates game understanding into the player’s development and ends around a player centred methodology that focus on the individual technical, physical, social and psychological profile to address each player’s needs.
Why Choosing Us ?
Our coaching team is made of a seriously experienced team of professionals, from physical education teachers to UEFA A & B qualified coaches, to secure the safest, most challenging and rewarding development.
From joining to the best football leagues in town, with scouting opportunities for the best players, we also offer the possibility of joining local half term camps, Overseas Residential Camps and the International Football Tournaments.
All Weather Grounds
We don’t like to rely on the weather conditions to ensure our football agenda runs all season round without hiccups.
This means that all our training sites have astro pitches so we can offer the best football training grounds .
What You’ll Learn
We take pride in our holistic view of football training, and strongly believe that becoming a valuable and versatile player goes far beyond the skills you possess on the pitch.
We aim to raise not just remarkable players, but outstanding individuals who will go on to achieve great things throughout their lives.
Player Centred Philosophy
Each footballer is constantly reviewed on the four development corners (technical, social, physical and psychological) so we can steer their learnings in the best direction.
“Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.” Dennis Bergkamp
Fostering Football Intelligence
Game understanding is key for us, from learning the different moments of play, the principles that rule it and the specific positional role of each team player.
“Football is played with your head. Your feet are just the tools.” Andrea Pirlo
Raising Remarkable Individuals
The ways in which we carry ourselves both inside and outside the pitch should always resonate to our daily lives.
“I learned all about life with a football at my feet” Ronaldinho Gaúcho
Meet the Coaches
Our coaching team is the most important aspect of our academy. The best mirror of what we are instilling in the football youth.
Paddington Rec (W9 1PD)
Whitefield School (NW2 1TR)
Castlehaven (NW1 8RU)
Archbishop's Park (SE1 7LE)
Get Started Now
Looking for an experience that challenges every part of your development as a footballer? It all happens here. Drop in for a training session or join us as an academy player. We offer the a wide range of football options (from recreational groups to performance teams) for you to come in and enjoy our respectful, warm and prolific football community.
If you are unsure about the way we run our sessions and coach our players, feel free to book a trial. This way you can have a first hand experience in the way we run things before you make a decision and also take our advice on the best way to move forward
Our parents are the living proof that what we do speaks volume out there. Take a look into what they have to say about us.
”My son joined about 4 years ago, and it is fair to say that his life now revolves around EFA!
The coaches are dedicated and nurturing, and their support, and emphasis on sportsmanship and mutual respect – both on and off the pitch – is especially important to me…
His teammates have become his best friends, and the EFA like family, and I highly recommend them to anyone who has a child with an interest in football.
I have been very impressed with how approachable all the coaches are. They think of players as individuals and the club is big enough to offer opportunities matching the level of ambition and work ethic each child has.
EFA offered my son everything he needed during a critical period in his development as a player. This summer he was spotted by the coaches at Fulham FC and was invited to join their pre – Academy programme.
This opportunity would not have been possible without the fantastic support offered by EFA. We are very grateful and will always cheer for our friends at EFA!
My son joined EFA 4 years ago. He participates in training sessions and matches in addition to his school team…
The EFA coaches are serious but welcoming and supportive. They reflect good values and sportsmanship. Training sessions are intense, but with a sense of camaraderie and team play.
My son has definitely improved his skills by playing with EFA. It has also exposed him to different styles of play. I would recommend the EFA to anyone looking for a high quality of play in a supportive atmosphere.