Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame showcases the New Forest Football Academy players that have recently progressed into Professional Premier League Football Academies. The age groups listed are during the 2019/20 season.
Harry - Southampton FC
Leighton - Southampton FC & AFC Bournemouth
Leighton first began with New Forest Football Academy in September 2017, where he attended our Saturday Morning Football Club in Lymington, as well as regularly attending our Holiday Football Courses. In April 2018, Leighton started training within our U5 Academy Centre in Christchurch before progressing into our U6 High Performance Centre in September 2018. Leighton also competed in various New Forest Football Academy fixtures for both the U6 and the U7 HP squad. During the 2018/19 season, Leighton began training with the Southampton FC Development Centre, as well as playing for his local grassroots team Sway Juniors. In September 2019, Leighton was offered a place at both Southampton FC Advanced Development Centre and AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy. Leighton has since played in various fixtures against Premier League Academies, including a trip to St Georges Park! Congratulations on this fantastic achievement Leighton, we are all very proud of you!
Seb - Southampton FC
Seb first started with New Forest Football Academy in 2016, where he attended our New Forest Nippers sessions, aged 3 years old. Seb then regularly attended our After School Football Programme and Holiday Football Course, before joining our Academy in early 2018. Seb then progressed into the U6 High Performance Academy in September 2018, where he would regularly train up with the U7 HP Squad, with Coach Jamie. During the 2018/19 season, Seb also trained at Southampton FC Development Centre as well as his local grassroots team, Sway Juniors FC. In September 2019, Seb was offered a place within Southampton FC U7 Advanced Development Centre! Congratulations Seb!
Charlie - AFC Bournemouth
Charlie began his footballing journey with New Forest Football Academy back in 2018, where he attended our Football Holiday Course in Ringwood. After impressing the coaches, Charlie was invited to join our Under-6 High Performance Squad, where he trained with Coach Jamie, alongside playing for his grassroots club Ringwood Town Youth. Charlie also competed in various fixtures for New Forest Football Academy during the 2018/19 season. In November 2019, Charlie joined the AFC Bournemouth Talent ID Centre at the Vitality Stadium and in January 2020, he was given a trial period for the Under-7 Pre-Academy. After impressing the coaches, Charlie was offered a place within AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy! Congratulations Charlie, we are very proud of how well you have developed!
Hudson - Southampton FC
Bobby - AFC Bournemouth
Bobby began his footballing journey in September 2018, where he joined our Under-7 High Performance Squad after impressing the New Forest coaches at our Summer Holiday Football Courses. During his High Performance training with Coach Jamie, Bobby's technical ability developed at a very impressive rate and quickly became a key member of our talented Pre-Academy squads. In the Summer of 2019, Bobby joined the AFC Bournemouth Elite Talent ID Centre as well as playing for his local grassroots side, Ringwood Town Rockets. Since then, Bobby has progressed into AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy, playing against Tottenham Hotspur in one of his first Academy games! Huge congratulations to Bobby, we are all very proud of this fantastic achievement!
Riley - Southampton FC
Jack - Southampton FC
Gus - Southampton FC
Bobby - Brighton FC, Portsmouth FC & Fulham FC
Bobby began training with New Forest Football Academy in 2019, where he trained with our Goalkeeper Coach, Stewart Kearn. Bobby also played in various U8 High Performance fixtures with Coach Jamie, including an away fixture to Portsmouth FC. In September 2019, Bobby was on a 6-week trial with Brighton FC's American Express Elite Football Performance Centre and was accepted shortly after. Bobby has also been training with Fulham FC & Portsmouth FC Elite Centres. Well done Bobby!
Marley - Southampton FC
Scott - AFC Bournemouth
Toby - Southampton FC
James - AFC Bournemouth
Kai - Southampton FC
Dan - AFC Bournemouth
Luke - AFC Bournemouth
Jayden - AFC Bournemouth
Freddie - AFC Bournemouth
Freddie first started training with New Forest Football Academy as a goalkeeper in January 2018, where he attended our Ringwood Academy Training Centre. He then progressed into our High Performance Training Centre, whilst playing for Broadstone Youth Football Club. In 2019, Freddie began training with our goalkeeper coach Stewart Kearn, before progressing into AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy! In Summer 2019, Freddie signed for AFC Bournemouth Academy for the Under-9's.Congratulations Freddie, keep up the hard work!
Alfie - Southampton FC
Brodie - AFC Bournemouth
Ruby - Southampton FC
Daisy - AFC Bournemouth
Phoebe - AFC Bournemouth
Phoebe began her footballing experience with us in 2016, where she attended our Saturday clubs and Holiday camps. Phoebe then began to train with our Girls Academy Centre in early 2017, before progressing into AFC Bournemouth Girls during the 2018/19 season. Well done Phoebe!
Ethan - AFC Bournemouth
Dream - Southampton FC and England National Squad U14
Harry - AFC Bournemouth
Eddie - Southampton FC & Wales National Squad U-17
In addition, since 2017 over 55 New Forest Football Academy players have progressed into Premier League Academy training centres such as AFC Bournemouth Shadow Squads, AFC Bournemouth Talent ID Centres and Southampton FC Development Centres.
Massive well done to all of our New Forest Football Academy players for their hard work, willingness to learn and commitment throughout each season! Also, special thanks to the support given by parents and our local grassroots clubs for all their great work!
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