What is WRSS' future talent programme? (ftp) 



Times: 5:30PM-6:30PM

TRIAL SESSION DATES: None Currently Scheduled: Enquire for Opportunities

​Then every Tuesday term-time until August 2018 (Detailed breakdown in welcome pack)

Playing Surface: 3G Synthetic Grass

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Future Development Programme

Meet The team

Senior Staff on the Future Talent Programme

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Head of the FTP Coaching Syllabus

  • Senior Lecturer at Brookes University on their Sports Qualifications.
  • Degree in a Sport's Science Discipline
  • Masters in a Sport's Science Discipline
  • PHD in a Sport's Science Discipline (Studying)
  • National Hockey Coach for Wales' Men


Lead Coach

  • Degree in Sport's Psychology
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Qualification
  • Manager of U17's Hinksey FC
  • ​Level 1 FA Talent Identification

Key Points:

  • You can join our programme at any time.
  • 40 weeks x 1hour Sessions
  • Train and develop alongside your grassroots club
  • Train every week on artificial surfaces (i.e. 3G or astro turf pitches)
  • Watch your child develop through our most extensive and detailed coaching syllabus we have ever created.
  • Be coached in a positive and engaging environment with excellent, experienced coaches.
  • Play fixtures against other academies and development centres in the half term and holiday periods
  • Have 2 progress reports per season of how your child is developing.
  • Have clear exit routes into professional club academies
  • Get discounts on our holiday camps and birthday parties


Project Head/Lead Coach

  • UEFA B License (Currently Studying)
  • Manager of Oxford City LFC U18's Team
  • Played for Oxford City FC Academy
  • Coaching Children for 6 Years
  • Degree in Forensic Biology

Want to Know More or Book onto Our Trial Dates?

The WRSS' Future Talent Programme is a professional development centre for the England FA's DNA 'Foundation Phase'. We will be concentrating our first season of the programme on children aged 7-11 years of age.

The 2017/18 programme will run for 40 weeks per season and will be something which runs ALONGSIDE YOUR GRASSROOTS CLUB​ i.e. Your child does not have to give up their club to join us. The 40 weeks will be from October to July (10 months) and will run term time with the odd exception of running a session in the holiday/half term period.

Your child will develop through our detailed and unique coaching syllabus for 1 hour p/week. We will also look to play fixtures against other professional club academies and private development centres throughout the season in the holiday periods. The coaching syllabus has been created by the 4 coaches listed below and headed by a highly regarded, international sports coach who also is a senior lecturer in sport at Brookes University.

Your child will only train on artificial surfaces (3G or astro-turf pitches) - This helps to bridge the gap between grassroots clubs and professional academies. We will also provide 2 progress reports throughout the season.

​The programme is designed to be elite: with detailed plans, enthusiastic coaches and elite facilities to give your child the best opportunity to flourish and to match standards set in professional club academies. This does not mean we will put any undue pressure upon children or create an atmosphere where they no longer enjoy their football. We will continue to work under our engaging philosophy and behaviour management structure which we would use in any school etc. 

To top it all off: We are working hard to bring exit routes for children to join a professional academy. We are currently in discussions with a very illustrious professional club about creating a partnership together in which they will be able to send scouts to watch our fixtures and training sessions. They will be looking to provide many benefits to us and our players in exchange for first refusal on any players from our programme who they believe are ready for the academy set-up. This is a very exciting proposition which we can hopefully add to the programme very soon.

To join the programme: Your child can join the programme at any time during the season. Your child either attends a trial day and will be offered a place, be hand selected from one of our coaches who may be watching your child's grassroots fixture or hand selected from one of our many after school clubs, holiday courses or weekend classes. There may be other avenues we can explore for your child to join our programme - If you express an interest in your child joining our programme (by contacting us) we will do what we can to achieve this!

To request a free information pack or to book a trial for your child - Please contact us on 01865 587 867 or email us at info@wrsoccer.co.uk.

programme schedule


Lead Coach

  • Former UEFA B Coach
  • Assistant Coach for the Irish FA's Regional Emerging Talent Programme U15s
  • ​Lead Coach for the Midlands School Boy/Girl League U10-14
  • First team coach for Oxford City LFC
  • Former Semi-Professional Footballer



​Times: 5:15pm-6:15pm

TRIAL SESSION DATES: None Currently Scheduled: Enquire for Opportunities

​Then every Monday term-time until August 2018 (Detailed breakdown in welcome pack)

Playing Surface:
Sand-Filled Astro Turf