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High Quality Technical Football

Welcome to Globall Football Academy, founded and run by Luis Rodrigues, UEFA A Licence and Sports Scientist. We compete in grassroots football in the Essex Leagues and provide pro-academy level coaching drills where you’ll learn and develop the football fundementals:

– football technique,
– game intelligence & movement; and
– fitness & conditioning.

Luis is a former professional footballer, coming through at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. He’s coached for over 20 years and Globall’s football philosophy is based on his vast experience in the game, plus his related PhD studies. He has a proven record of coaching players all the way into professional football, including the English Premier League.

We train three times a week, mostly at Ashton Playing Fields, Essex, where we also play home league matches.

Meet the Team

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LUIS RODRIGUES

Head Coach & Founder

Favourite Teams: Brazil, Sporting Lisbon & Liverpool

‘Eat football, breathe football, live football’ perfectly sums up Luis. Vast experience in youth football coaching. Read the full profile of our charismatic coach, with a passion for playing beautiful football.

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SYED AHMAD

Club Secretary & Head of Welfare

Favourite Team: Arsenal & Barcelona

Works behind the scenes to ensure everything’s in place so the players and coaches can focus on their training and matches. He’s passionate about the game, assisting with the Academy’s coaching having obtained the FA Level 1 qualification.

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IVAN THOMAS

Coach

Favourite Team: Liverpool

Mentored children and young people for 29 years, coaching young people and adults for 22 years. He’s worked in schools and clubs in the UK, Caribbean and America. He supports Liverpool because of his love for the passing game.

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ROBIN SOOKLALL

Head of Communications

Favourite Team: Liverpool

Manages the digital and print media, plus marketing. Worked with young people on many projects, including for the Kelly Holmes Foundation. He assists with the coaching, holding the FA Level 1 qualification. Loves passing, creative football.