Girls Academy

Girls Football participation rates are significantly on the rise, in 2016 a record 130,000 women and
girls took part in the FA Girls’ football week. This strongly suggests there is a clear desire for girls to play football, RMF wishes to provide such opportunities for girls of all ages to participate in football how they want and when they want.

RMA Girls Development Centres are a new and exciting football programme for u5-u16s playing at all abilities. The coaching sessions are designed with a desire to build upon our girls already learnt technical and tactical skills in a fun, safe and social environment, unlocking their true potential.

Girls Development centre details

Day and Time: Tues. 6-7pm
Location: Shoreham Academy, BN43 6YT
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What to expect


• Welcoming, fun and safe girls only environment to learn in.
• FA Licensed and DBS checked coaching. 
• Training practice on a Top-of-the-Range 3G Pitch. • Exit routes into local clubs.

Intrinsic football sessions

• Receiving and Passing
• Speed and Strength
• Finishing and Touch
• Ball Appreciation
• Match Awareness

Programmes & Projects

All of our Russell Martin Academy sessions set a standard of expert coach delivery ensuring that appropriate FA Level 1, FA Level 2, FA Level 3/UEFA B and UEFA A Licensed Coaches are appropriately utilised.

What's on?

Girls School Football Programme

Our primary school football provision consists of the delivery of lunchtime clubs, afterschool clubs and extra-curricular support throughout many Sussex schools. Our primary school football programme also provides PPA cover and support for teaching personnel ensuring a high quality staff support service and delivery.

Schools Holiday Courses

Our School Holiday Courses operate across Sussex delivered throughout all academic breaks during the year by our specialist Community Coaching team. Providing a variety of specialist football courses alongside multi-sport weeks in a fun, inclusive environment.

All our Community Coaching team operate with a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching qualification, FA Emergency Aid, FA Safeguarding Children qualification and currently hold an approved FA CRC. Our Half-term Courses are coordinated by Matt Linder, Sport & Recreational Activities Officer,

Brighton Schools FA

The Russell Martin Academy is proud to be the official coaching partner of the Brighton Schools FA, providing expert support services to our valued educational partners within the city. For more information regarding Brighton Schools FA please email

RMA StreetGames Projects

The Russell Martin Academy is proud to operate with StreetMark status in partnership with StreetGames UK. Through our StreetGames Doorstep Sports Club provision RMA delivered a variety of community sport programmes to young people in disadvantaged towns and communities throughout Sussex.


The Russell Martin Academy delivers a weekly futsal programme at Shoreham Academy, West Sussex for young people aged 6 – 14 delivered by our Level 2 Futsal Coach, Chris Day. For more information and to secure your place head to our booking page or email

Check out our sse wildcats!

The Football Association and SSE have teamed up to launch a new initiative, SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11.

SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centres

RMA are extremely excited to announce that we have 2 SSE Wildcats centres, at 2 venues, available for your child for £15 per month.

At our SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres we provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.

RMA adds a unique touch to their centres through special guest appearances from Semi Professional and Professional female football players, entrance into fantastic prize draws for regular participants, a membership SSE Wildcat specific t-shirt and much more!

Girls Academy Sessions

On the 19th of May 2018 RMF saw 52 female teams from U9-16 play in tournament which was competitive but all in the spirit of the game, smiles all round, trophies and signed WSL t-shirts won, and girls from Sussex and Greater London playing the beautiful game.‬ Thanks to all who attended and support the event and we look forward to going even bigger with our Festival next year!