New Forest Football Academy is the leading Football Coaching Provider in the South Coast of England offering Development Centres, Holiday Football Courses, Saturday Soccer Schools & After School Clubs. We offer Academy Development Centres for players aged between Under-5 to Under-12 providing them with a complete football pathway from entry level at our Technical Development Centres, right the way up to our Elite Development Centres for players working towards progression into a Professional Academy. Over the last 4 years, over 40 of our former players have achieved Academy Contracts at Professional Academies such as AFC Bournemouth, Southampton FC, Portsmouth FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC & Peterborough United FC, with a further 90+ players receiving invitations to Talent ID Centres at these clubs. In 2022, we were excited to confirm that one of two of our former players achieved Professional Football Contracts! Professional Footballer Eddie Beach signed his first contract with Chelsea FC after he was brought in by the club for an undisclosed fee and became the first signing in Chelsea's history under new ownership. Professional Footballer Harry Thomas signed a Two-year contract with Peterborough United FC.

We are very proud to be Official Academy Partners with AFC Bournemouth Academy, providing our players with a very exciting and unique opportunity to play at the highest level to showcase their talent as well as providing them with an official pathway to a Premier League Academy. To read more about our Academy Partnership, visit AFC Bournemouths Official Club Statement by clicking here.

If you are interested in joining one of our Academy Development Centres, please complete a trial application form by clicking here.



We wish we had found New Forest Football Academy earlier in Raf's Journey. Jamie and the coaches have played a big part in Raf's development but its also the quality of the team and the attitude of the players that makes the club unique. A huge thank you from all of us!

Rafferty's Parents (Southampton FC Academy Player)

I loved my time with NFFA and all of the coaches really helped me in my journey to AFC Bournemouth Academy. The coaches were great fun and improved me as a player. I loved all of the sessions, especially the Holiday Football Courses!

James (AFC Bournemouth Academy Player)

We can't thank the coaches at NFFA enough for all the help and support they gave our son Toby at the start of his footballing journey. The enthusiasm and commitment to training shown by the coaches helped inspire Toby and gave him a strong foundation of skills!

Toby's Parents (Southampton FC Academy Player)