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Testimonials & Reviews

Danielle - Academy Parent

"Both of my sons attend Ballers Academy and I can not praise it enough, The academy and The coaches have had a massive impact on both of my sons football development,  All sessions are well planned and organised - the sessions are delivered in a professional, fun filled and most importantly a safe enviroment, you can see the children developing and growing in confidence each week, they know how to bring out the best in each player - whether that's a player with limited experience and no confidence or a child with a natural ability and talent. The coaches are very approachable  and friendly, they know every player by name which I think is very important as it shows that they are not just numbers. I would recommend Ballers Football Academy to any parent with a child who has an interest in football."

Peter - Academy Parent

"Since My son Freddie started at Ballers I have noticed a huge improvement in his technical ability and his fitness. Ballers have taken him to another level while making it very enjoyable. Freddie never wants to miss a session and is constantly asking me what the topic of training is this week as all ballers sessions are planned in advance so everyone knows what is going on. Myself and Freddie can not speak highly enough of the coaches too the way they coach these kids is a joy to see and as a parent makes you more relaxed and happy knowing these guys are leading our kids. The facilities are fantastic with the pitch being constantly looked after and changing facilities on site being of a top class set up. The Staff on site are all so helpful and friendly. All in all I could not think of a better Academy for my football mad son to attend."

Paul - Championship Club Scout

"As someone who has worked closely with Ballers coaching staff over the past three years, I can honestly say there is no better place around for young aspiring footballers to progress they have produced a number of players that have signed for both Premiership and Football league clubs this is the place to learn and improve and perhaps if your good enough fulfil your potential."

Lucy - Academy Parent

"I have two boys who have been training with Ballers for two and a half years. Their progression in that time has been lovely to see: they play with a skill and a confidence that they just didn't have before they came here. The coaches at Ballers have allowed them to play in a variety of positions, never trying to shoehorn them into one particular position. Over time both the boys have drifted naturally into the roles that suit them best and as a consequence they both really enjoying playing. Communication with Ballers is excellent. If I have a query they are always happy to talk in person, by phone or by email. They run feedback sessions for parents who are keen to find out how their child is progressing and it is clear from the detailed assessments given in these sessions that they know each child's strengths and weaknesses and they are committed to making them better footballers. The coaches are friendly and professional and my children speak very warmly of them. Jamie is always striving to offer more, and he has recently introduced specialised goal keeper sessions which one of my boys is thrilled about. They are very happy at Ballers and I am equally happy to recommend it."

Audrey - Academy Parent

"Our children have loved training within the Ballers environment, there is a very positive ethic that permeates all of the sessions and the coaches work hard to encourage, support and challenge the young footballers while still making the sessions fun. We have watched the children develop skills and confidence during their time in the Academy and look forward to that continuing."

Ashley - Academy Parent

"My 2 sons 11 and 12 both attended Ballers Football Academy and have been there since the beginning! They both live for football and at Ballers they get to live that dream. They grow in strength and have done so since being there, not just on the pitch but also off it. They have made life long friends too. They've had opportunities to train and play with professional football academies through Ballers. They both attend the Ballers half term camps where they get to play football all day! Being part of  Ballers for my boys has been a big part of their lives and ours as parents. To watch there confidence grow and to see them to develop into young men and making good choices in and out of school due to football. I see both of them use techniques  they have been taught at Ballers when they play for their Sunday league teams, which they are part of due to Ballers pointing us in the right direction. All coaches at Ballers are fantastic with the children that attend and they have time for them on and off the pitch, my boys can't wait for their session each week. The two main coaches for my boys are Jamie and Charlie, who they both look up to and respect very much. They have supported them on the pitch and push them to get to the best out of them.  When they've had injuries they have helped them recover quicker with extra support and they've also had access to the Ballers Sports Therapist. Jamie has also helped one of my sons away from football to make the right choices and to get healthier and fitter."

Claire - Academy Parent

My seven-year-old son has been attending the Ballers football academy since it moved to the Rotherhithe Dockland Settlement in January 2015. He absolutely loves it - it looks like all the children do. Jamie and Ben are brilliant with them. As well as helping to develop the youngsters' football skills they instil discipline, patience and respect - for the coaches and for each other. My son's confidence has grown and he is really enjoying his football and making new friends. The coaches also tie up the kids' shoe laces if they come loose, above and beyond the call of duty I say! But very kind. Needless to say, I didn't hesitate when organising a birthday party to ask Jamie and Co for their help. Coaches Danny and Tommy gave the kids a fun, exhilarating runaround - meaning there was a good appetite for the party food and treats but no difficulty in getting the kids to bed (I understand!). Great, professional set-up. And fun. Highly recommend. 

Eleanor - Private Sessions

"The football training sessions were carried out by Jamie Mehmet and an assistant coach. We are extremely satisfied by the professional training that Ballers provided. Not only the players enjoyed the session, but also everyone was so eager to come back! The coaches have kept the team spirit very high and in a very short period of time, players have built a team friendship. I recommend them to anyone who want to get involve with football!"

Luca - Academy Parent

"Outstanding people and football training for kids."

Ashley - Private Sessions

"I use Ballers as a pre-season coaching service to all my current professional and youth players. Ballers has got our players up to the level they need to be at. Inspirational coaches and excellent facilities."

Benoit - Academy Parent

"My both sons (8yr and 4 yr) are playing at Ballers once a week. They love it. The strong coaching brings football skills but also team building and personal commitment."
Ballers are beyond football coaching and deliver players we can be proud of.

Dave - Academy Parent

"Extremely professional Football Academy, the level of coaching is outstanding and our son absolutely loves the sessions."

Scott - Academy Parent

"Great academy my son as been at the academy since the start his game has improved so much the staff at the academy are brilliant recommend this academy by far the best."

Gary - Academy Parent

"My son wasn't that keen on football untill he joined Ballers, Jamie and the other coaches do a fantastic Job with the children, my son now loves it. Highly recommend."

Emma - Academy Parent

"Amazing Academy, our Son has been attending since the beginning and absolutely loves the sessions and counts down to monday's and saturday's coming. The Coaches Jamie, Ben and Charlie are all truly dedicated, professional and make the sessions a lot of fun for all the kids."

Michael - FA Qualified Coach

"Great setup.. Great Coaches and Great Facilities. Jamie gets the best out of all the young players whatever their level."

Joe - Championship Club Scout

"Top quality organisation, facilities and coaching."

Maria - Academy Parent

"Fantastic football training for little ones. My son has just turned 5 and thoroughly enjoys his training sessions. They work then hard but have so much fun. They learn to take instruction and skills as well as how to have a real match and work as a team. Would highly recommend!! Thanks Ballers, well done Jamie!!"

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Joseana - Academy Parent

"Fantastic football academy!!!!The coaches are professional and friendly … My son really enjoy it go there, also His football skills improved a lot."

John - Academy Parent

"On my behalf of my 6 year old son, I'm happy to continue having him evolve at ballers. It's a work in progress for my boy, but one that I would like to see out to fruition."
The coaches are attentive and considerate to the needs of the kids , & their varying degrees of ability.
Keep up the good work.

Tia - Academy Parent

"Best football coaching…. So friendly always trying new things to keep the younger players interested! So glad we have ballers for children this age! Thanks ballers keep up the good work!!"

Nicola - Academy Parent

"Jamie and ben are great coaches, brilliant at keeping the kids attention and interested in the game, regardless of skill level. My son has been attending since they began in the local venue, and he really enjoys the training. Would definitely recommend."

Nick - Academy Parent

"My son has been at Ballers for nearly 2 years & loves every minute of it , each session is different & always fun. The coaches are brilliant & work so hard to get the best out of the kids , Freddie has made some great friends & I would highly recommend Ballers Academy."

Danny - Academy Parent

"Ballers academy is the best local football school I've seen for years. Sessions are presented very clearly and everybody pays attention throughout. If your child loves football this is the place to go. The facilities are fantastic."