Hi Graham, Lucas has been attending your academy sessions for the past 18 months and the improvement he has made has been massive! The sessions are always challenging, but also enjoyable and fun. Lucas has now been offered a one year contract with Crewe Alexandra for the coming season as an U9 academy player. Myself an Claire would like to pass on huge thanks to yourself for your time and support in helping Lucas develop.
Martyn Beattie.

Fantastic news for you both, your training continues to be the Best in Wirral, and my son Ollie absolutely loves attending your sessions and football camps. 

I personally thank you for your dedication to the sport and bringing Ollie to an academy level. 

He still is at Tranmere Rovers, he hasn't been asked to sign, but hasn't been asked to leave. So he's doing something right. 

Ollie always plays with a smile and loves the game. I just need to stick him in a grow bag!!! 

Well done to you both on being the Wirral
Boys under 10's team coaches.  You will see Ollie at the trails.


"My 2 boys have just finished their first summer camp at FootballFirstAcademy, they've had a fantastic time, were they've played football, learnt football skills and also built their confidence up, the summer camp was run by graham and mark, who were both professional and helpful and the boys looked up to them, I highly recommend this summer camp for everything it stands for, the boys had a great time and the only downside is that it's on for 3 days a week, and not 5, as my boys wanted to go everyday! 

Joanne (mum to two boys aged 7 and 9)

Many thanks again graham, hopefully see you Monday. Smiling face with open mouth

Football First Academy is an excellently run Soccer School for young footballers of both sexes. They are given the right amount of game time and coaching time, but not too much to stifle their natural talent and flair. The coaches have a vast experience in the professional game and are fully qualified coaches. I have every confidence in their programme as my own grandson is taking his first steps in football with Football First Academy."


Good Luck 

Warwick Rimmer(Head of Development at Tranmere Rovers F.C)

"I would really recommend the football first academy to parents of any aspiring young footballers. Graham and Marks coaching sessions are excellent. Since attending the academy my son William has improved in every aspect of his game, so much so that he has been offered a one year contract with Tranmere Rovers academy under 9s."

Thanks Mike Gordon

I would like to extend my thanks for all the help in developing my son and daughters footballing skills in an enjoyable yet relaxed atmosphere. My son in particular has really benefited from your 1-1 coaching sessions and has improved immensely in his footballing abilities.

i would once again like to say thank you as it has transformed my son and daughters confidence in themselves.

A very grateful mother. (West Kirby).

Graham and Mark have coached my son for over 4 years now and without their help and guidance he would not be playing in West Kirby Panthers first team(blacks u9s) were he has really developed as a player. To have 7 boys all going to professional academies speaks for itself all from their under 8s team. With their obvious knowledge of football and coaching they are simply the best around and you would not get their standard of coaching anywhere else but the professional clubs/academies.

Many thanks

James (West Kirby)

My two sons, aged 7 and 13, have just completed their first of many- 3 day Summer camps held by FootballFirstAcademy. They have both had a really productive and really fun time, have come back each day 'buzzing' (but chilled!) and are eager to come again! I cannot recommend these coaches more highly - both x-professional footballers, they clearly love the game and their enthusiasm is contagious amongst the children. They juggle teaching the kids great football, while all the time building their confidence and always encouraging good Sportsmanship. All this is done whilst treating each child as an individual and adapting their knowledge to be age appropriate. As an X Drama teacher I know this is no mean-feat! Knowing each child by name is most impressive!! Thank you so much from myself and the boys! If anyone is considering trying this Academy then don't think twice it's above and beyond!

Chrissi-jo Hughes(Calday, Wirral)

These 2 guys are nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for your child to get the most fabulous coaching then speak with Footballfirstacademy.
Highly highly recommended.
Also wonderful people.
Both ex professionals with the know how to develop, to improve and bring out the best of the ability in your child.

Dave Goodman(Goody)

I would recommend highly Graham and Mark at Football First Academy, to who I have sent two of my sons to both their Football Camps, on many occasions and also the Skills Academy.

Graham and Mark have played a huge part in the lads sporting and personal development which has resulted in my youngest son being signed by Wrexham Academy and representing Wirral Schoolboys and just as importantly for us, seeing a massive improvement in my other sons self-confidence. 

Regardless of your kids level of football, there is a lot that they will get out of these guys.

Rob Fiddaman
(Coach to Messi)