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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 2020/21 season.

Under-18

Eddie Beach - Southampton FC

Eddie started with New Forest Football Academy from the age of 8 years, where he regularly attended our Football Holiday Courses. In early 2014, Eddie was selected to attend one of first ever Elite Training Centres. Eddie played for New Forest in various fixtures, including several against AFC Bournemouth Academy. In these fixtures, Eddie was NFFA captain, regularly playing in midfield. Alongside this, Eddie was a part of our Futsal Academy where he regularly played in goal. 
Since then, Eddie has also been an assistant coach for New Forest Football Academy during the school holidays. After impressing in a successful trial period in 2019, Eddie signed for Southampton FC as a goalkeeper. Eddie has also been called up Wales National Squad at U17 level. In the Summer of 2020, Eddie was selected as one of 12 players to receive an Academy Scholarship with Southampton FC Under-18 - read more here Southampton FC Academy Scholarship 2020. Eddie is now on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a Professional Footballer! 
Congratulations Eddie, this is a huge achievement and we are very proud to see how you have developed over the years! We wish you all the best for the upcoming season and the rest of your journey!

Harry Thomas - Peterborough United FC

 Harry's first involvement with New Forest Football Academy began in 2015, where he regularly attended our Summer Holiday Football Camps. Harry then began to train with our Elite Academy Training Centres in Lymington alongside his grassroots team Sholing Youth. Harry played in various fixtures for New Forest Football Academy, including several fixtures against AFC Bournemouth Academy, where Harry scored an absolute screamer from just inside the opposition's half.
In early 2016, Harry was offered an Academy Trial with AFC Bournemouth and shortly after was offered an Academy contract.
After 5 seasons with AFC Bournemouth Academy, Harry was offered a Scholarship with Peterborough United FC Under-18 and is now on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a Professional Footballer! Good luck Harry and well done for your excellent progress!

Under-15

Dream - Southampton FC & England National Squad

Dream first started with New Forest Football Academy during our Holiday Football Camps and our Saturday Morning Football Clubs in 2015. Dream then began to train with our Elite Academy Training Centres in Lymington alongside her grassroots team Milford-on-Sea Youth. In 2017, Dream was selected to represent New Forest Football Academy in the Southampton Cup were they won on penalties. Since then, Dream signed for Southampton FC Women and Girls Academy and has also been selected to train with England for her age group during both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 season. Well done Dream, keep up the good work!

Under-14

Ethan - AFC Bournemouth

Ethan began his first involvement with New Forest Football Academy in 2015, where he attended our Summer Holiday Football Camp and caught the attention of our Academy coaches. Ethan then began training at our New Milton Academy Training Centre in the Under-9 age group alongside his grassroots club Highcliffe Hawks. Ethan then progressed into AFC Bournemouth Academy in May 2017. Well done Ethan!

Under-11

Alfie - Southampton FC

Alfie joined New Forest Football Academy in 2016, where he attended our Lymington and Hythe Academy Training Centres. Alfie also was a part of our Futsal Training Centres as well as regularly attending our Holiday Football Camps. In 2017, Alfie progressed into Southampton FC Academy. Keep up the hard work Alfie!

Brodie - AFC Bournemouth

Brodie began his footballing experiences in 2014, where he regularly attended our Holiday Camps and Saturday Morning Club in New Milton, when he was only 4 years old. In 2016, Brodie joined our Under-6 Academy Training Centre in New Milton as well as playing for his grassroots team Milford-on-Sea Youth. In 2017, Brodie trialed with AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy where he was selected to play against Fulham FC. Since then, Brodie has now established himself as a key player within AFC Bournemouth Academy. Well done Brodie!

Under-10

Toby - Southampton FC

Toby began his footballing journey at our Summer Holiday Football Camps and our After School Football Clubs. In 2016, Toby joined our Under-6 Academy Training Centre in New Milton as well as playing for Highcliffe Hawks. In 2018, Toby progressed to AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy and has since moved to Southampton FC. In Summer 2019, Toby signed a 3 year deal at Southampton FC Academy for the Under-9's.Congratulations Toby!

James - AFC Bournemouth

James began with our New Forest Nippers sessions in 2014 as well as regularly attending our Saturday Morning Football Clubs and Holiday Football Camps. In 2016, James joined the Under-6 Academy in our Lymington Centre before progressing into our High Performance Centre in 2018. Since then, James has joined AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy alongside playing for Brockenhurst Youth. In Summer 2019, James signed for AFC Bournemouth Academy for the Under-9's. Well done James!

Kai - Southampton FC

Kai first started with New Forest Football Academy in 2017, where he attended our Hythe Academy Training Centre and also played for Hythe & Dibden Youth. Kai was involved in various fixtures against strong teams such as AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy. In 2018, Kai moved onto Southampton FC Academy, playing against other Premier League Academies.In Summer 2019, Kai signed for Southampton FC Academy for the Under-9's.Congratulations Kai!

Dan - AFC Bournemouth

Dan joined New Forest Football Academy after attending one of our Summer Holiday Football Camps. In 2017, he joined our Hythe Academy Training Centre before progressing into our High Performance Centre in 2018. Dan regularly took part in High Performance Fixtures before progressing into AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy in 2018, alongside his grassroots team Hythe & Dibden Youth. In Summer 2019, Dan signed for AFC Bournemouth Academy for the Under-9's. Keep up the hard work Dan!

Luke - AFC Bournemouth

Luke began training with New Forest Football Academy in 2018 alongside PACE Youth, where he joined our Under-7 High Performance Centre. Luke then progressed into AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy and was involved in fixtures against other Premier League Academies. In Summer 2019, Luke signed for AFC Bournemouth Academy for the Under-9's. Well done Luke!
  

Jayden - AFC Bournemouth

Jayden joined our Hythe Academy Training Centre in 2017 and regularly attended our Holiday Football Camps and Academy Training Camps during the school holidays. Jayden progressed into our High Performance Centre in 2018 whilst playing for Hythe & Dibden Youth and has since joined AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy. Congratulations Jayden! 

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!

Under-9

Hudson - Southampton FC

Hudson first started with New Forest Football Academy in early 2018 where he joined our U6 Academy Centre in Lymington, as well as playing for his local grassroots side AFC Pennington. After impressing in training sessions, Hudson progressed into the U6 High Performance Centre in early 2018. Hudson was a vital member of our U7 High Performance squad during the 2018/19 season, where he played in some fantastic fixtures against some of the strongest U7 teams along the south coast. Alongside our High Performance training with Coach Jamie, Hudson began training with Southampton FC Development Centres in October 2018, before progressing into the Advanced Development Centre in April 2019. Hudson is one of the strongest players that we have seen in our Pre-Academy and has been a fantastic player to coach both at training and on match days. In the summer of 2020, Hudson was offered a place in Southampton FC Under-9 Academy! We are all very proud to see how he has developed over the past few seasons and wish him the best of luck as he begins a new chapter in his footballing journey! Congratulations Huds!

Gus - Southampton FC

Gus originally started with New Forest Football Academy in early 2017, where he attended our After School Football Clubs, aged 5. Not long after that, Gus progressed into the U6 Lymington Academy Centre and then shortly after, he joined our U6 High Performance Centre in early 2018. Gus originally started out as a outfield player, where he played against AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy and other strong teams. In September 2018, Gus began to enjoy playing as a goalkeeper and after a few games, was proving to be a superb shot stopper! During the 2018/19 season, Gus trained with Coach Stewart during his goalkeeper sessions and with Coach Jamie during his outfield sessions as well as playing for his local grassroots team, AFC Pennington. In the Summer of 2019, Gus was offered the opportunity to train with Southampton FC Advanced Development Centre. In the Summer of 2020, Gus was offered a place in Southampton FC Under-9 Academy! Huge well done Gus, very well deserved.

Scott - AFC Bournemouth

Scott started his footballing journey at our New Forest Nippers sessions when he was only 2 years old. After attending several holiday camps, Scott joined our Academy sessions in our Lymington Centre in 2017. In 2018, Scott progressed into our High Performance Centre alongside playing for Highcliffe Hawks. Since then, Scott progressed into the Pre-Academy at AFC Bournemouth, playing Premier League Academies across the country. In the Summer of 2020, Scott was offered a place in AFC Bournemouth Under-9 Academy! Congratulations Scott!
 

Bobby - Brighton 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. In the summer of 2020, Bobby was offered a place in Brighton FC Under-9 Academy! Well done Bobby!

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

Riley joined us in 2016 where he attended our Saturday Morning Football Club in Lymington. Riley then joined our Lymington Academy Centre when he was in Year R, before progressing into our High Performance Centre in 2018 as well as playing for his grassroots team AFC Pennington. Riley then joined Southampton FC Academy in 2018 where he has played and scored against Premier League Academies such as Liverpool and Manchester United. Well done Riley!

Jack - Southampton FC

Jack started at New Forest Football Academy in 2017, where he attended our Ringwood Academy Centre. Jack progressed into our High Performance Centre in 2018, as well as competing in regular fixtures against strong squads such as AFC Bournemouth. Jack then progressed into Southampton FC Academy in 2018 where he was selected to compete at St Georges Park. Keep up the good work Jack!

Marley - Southampton FC

Marley began training with New Forest Football Academy in early 2019, where he would regularly attend Goalkeeper sessions with Coach Stewart. Marley played in various fixtures for our U7 HP Squad and was very impressive in his appearances. Marley is now training with Southampton FC and has played in various festivals. Well done Marley! 

Under-8

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! Charlie's first fixture for AFCB was an away day to Tottenham Hotspur, where Charlie scored a hat-trick! Congratulations Charlie, we are very proud of how well you have developed!

Harry - Southampton FC & AFC Bournemouth

Harry first started with New Forest Football Academy back in 2018, where he joined our Under-6 High Performance Squad where he trained with Coach Jamie, alongside playing for his grassroots club Sway Juniors Youth. Harry was a key member of the High Performance Squad, competing in fixtures against some very strong local sides. During the 2018/19 season, Harry was training with the Southampton FC Development Centre, before getting offered a place at both Southampton FC Advanced Development Centre and AFC Bournemouth Pre-Academy. Congratulations Harry, we are very impressed with your development and are very proud of your achievements!

Max - AFC Bournemouth

Max first joined New Forest Football Academy in the Spring of 2019, where Max joined our Under-6 High Performance Squad with Coach Jamie. Max has played in various fixtures over the years, notably against AFC Bournemouth Academy and Portsmouth FC Academy. Max has always shown a really good level of maturity and took coaching points on board really well, transferring them straight onto the pitch. In Autumn of 2020, Max was offered a place in AFC Bournemouth Under-8 Pre-Academy. Well done Max, keep up the hard work and keep striving to be the best you can be!

 

 

In addition, since 2017 over 80 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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