About Us


Grassroots Football Academy Loughton

Grassroots Football Academy started 8 years ago and we have grown from a single team up to 250 kids in that time and we are always on the lookout for Players and Coaches.

We have a fantastic, family orientated, fun and educational Academy with a second to none support network.

GFA Loughton FC is an FA Charter Standard Development Club and professional football academy, providing Essex's children with a professional set-up in a fun and safe environment. Your kids will develop, have fun, make new friends and feel part of something special.

All our Coaches hold between either an FA Level 1 through to UEFA coaching badge, have a recent DBS certificate and a vild Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children certificate.

My son recently joined this well-managed, friendly club. The boys (and girls) are mentored closely and given praise and direction constantly during matches and training sessions. There is a good communication line from the club managers to the parents (via Facebook, email, text and Twitter) so you know what is going on. The boys love their professional-looking kit, which in itself makes them feel part of the team.
Sandra D
A very well run football academy with superbly home facillities & very enthusiastic and capable coaches. Our son joined and loves it & his football has come along fantastically. I recommend this club with no reservations. Also impotantly a nice atmosphere amoungst the parents very important for the kids.
Hussein A
My son's been to 2 holiday clubs at GFA and just loves it there. I think it's well priced. My son has a great time there, always eager to show me his new ball skills, talk about his new friends and just thinks coach Shimi is the best!
Laura W
Camp Regular

Whether it's preschool, professional coaching, holiday camps or teams,
we have it all!

Grasshopper Squads

Coaching Program




Sports Hall

GFA's training program has been designed specifically for children of the preschool age.Read More

Academy Training

Coaching Program




Grass Pitches

This program has been developed based on the English Football Association’s training guidelines.Read More

Holiday Camps

Holiday and Summer Camps



Outdoor or Indoor


The training (holiday) camps incorporate fun, activities, and games that enable your child to enjoy their holidays.Read More

Player Development

Develop your skills to progress into a GFA team

6- 16



Grass Pitches

We build several football teams based on children's age so that they can play more structured football with their friends.Read More