Making a Difference in Youth lives through  Football

'Starting out with 12 Players and 1 Coach at Vauxhall, the Academy has now surpassed 300 players and 20 staff members across 6 London locations'...

In 2013 Nuno Coelho the Academy Director started to develop the idea of a centralised program in London, one that was focused around a continental style of play, where technical and tactical aspects of the game were emphasised and the approach towards teaching younger players was more individualised and required a higher football IQ.

Being absolutely passionate about football, and loving to see a child's smile, have fun and learn through sport, Nuno wanted to provide a program of coaching and learning that values an individual's progress and guides them to be the best they can be within a professional and challenging setting.

This is why our Academy exists, so we can in return give to children what football has given to us.
We want to inspire children the same way we have been inspired, and be a positive factor and role model in their life - The Team at EFA

Academy Pillars


The Academy’s vision is to provide a unique training program specifically developed for young people that brings together the key aspects of football into a complete system of technical, tactical, psychological and physical development within an exciting and educational atmosphere.

It is our goal to provide a level of individualisation that helps each player progress as a person and within the context of the team, continually challenging them through their development to improve and learn each and every time.


Founded on the core values of Honesty, Respect, Discipline, Integrity, Fun and Innovation; the European Football Academy has been created to make a difference. Challenging the traditional concepts and approaches of young people’s experience in football.

Through a relentless passion for football teaching, the Academy coaching team encourage and inspire each child to be successful players and people. 

It is the Academy’s desire to develop intelligent, confident young people in a professional and exciting atmosphere, giving them the skills to rise to challenges and go on and seek greater aspirations in the lives with success.  

Must Be Fun!

Without fun, learning is compromised and a young person’s passion and joy for the game can diminish.It is important to us that each academy player’s motivation and thrill for football is always encouraged and built upon in every way possible.We are always striving to be better and ensure that our players in every age group are having fun and enjoying their time at the Academy.