Boys Academy

The Russell Martin Academy supports young people aged 5-19 years, providing opportunities for players of all abilities to maximise their potential through a range of different training, challenges and activities.

RMA provides an array of football services, from Professional Development Centres and Elite sessions supporting a clear competitive pathway to recreational opportunities such as our primary schools football programme, holiday courses and utilisation of our Street Mark accreditation in partnership with StreetGames UK.

Boys Development centre details

Day and Time: 

Monday 17.00-18.30 Under 7-9’s Hove Park 3g 

Monday 18.30-20.00 under 10-13’s  Hove Park 3g 

Tuesday 17.30-19.00 Warden Park 3g 

Friday 18.00-19.30 Shoreham Academy 3g


What to expect


• Welcoming, fun and safe environment to learn in.
• FA Licensed and DBS checked coaching.
• Passionate, dynamic and inspiring 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?

Primary 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. Contact Harry Shooman, Football Development Officer (schools) via

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

Behind the scenes

We went behind the scenes at Colney Training Centre, Norwich, for a day in the life of Russell Martin.