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Junior Football 

Developing confident young players and people


At Leon Barnett Football Academy, developing your child’s football ability isn’t our only priority, we also help them develop as people. We provide every player with a safe and enjoyable environment so they can feel comfortable, confident and develop their game at their own pace.


Junior Academy

Leon Barnett Football Academy focuses on developing your children’s ability and understanding of the game, while keeping a smile on their face. The academy was formed by Director Leon Barnett. Having played over 300 professional football matches in the Premier League, Europa League and Charity Community Shield, he has been passing on the wealth of his experience and knowledge to the next generations of footballers.

The FA 4 Corner Model

Leon's coaching team base sessions on fun, development and the FA '4 Corner Model'. The FA recommends that player development needs to be looked at from a technical, physical, psychological and social point of view – and that no corner works in isolation from the others. More about the model can be found here: > The FA 4 Corner Model

FA & UEFA Licensed coaches
Leon, Rob and the coaching team in general are all licensed to coach by the FA or UEFA and passed standard DBS checks while ensuring that the environment for every session or match is a safe one.


Social Development & Fun!

Having fun whilst playing football is a huge priority to us, especially the chance to make friends while playing football. We've found through experience that the game can bring young players together with simple interaction being the catalyst. They are naturally engaging with each other as away from other off-pitch distractions and with our support they build their confidence.

Here's what some of the parents say:

"My son had a blast at football camp. Thanks to Leon and the coaches for giving my son a huge confidence boost over the last couple of days. He loves his football prize!"

"I would like to thank you for a great couple of days, my son came back buzzing having had a great time. I would like to thank all of the coaches and staff, especially Leon who Cillian found very helpful and good fun to be coached by."
Niall Gallagher

If your player is between 6 and 15 years old, we'd love to hear from you! Click on the button below to contact us.

Enjoy football, make friends!

All players at the Leon Barnett Football Academy enjoy a friendly, positive, supportive atmosphere - making new friends along the way. Get involved now!

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