We want to make a difference in Children’s lives through Football.

‘Starting out with 12 Players and 1 Coach on a pitch at Rectory Park, the Academy has now grown to over 100 players and 14 coaches and staff.

In 2016 Coach Shakir, the Academy Director started to develop the idea of a centralised program in London, one that was focused around a continental style of play. Where technical, tactical aspects of the game were emphasised. The approach towards teaching younger players was more individualised and required a higher football IQ.

Being absolutely passionate about football, devoted to see children smile, have fun and learn through football. Coach Shakir, wanted to provide a program of
coaching, learning that values an individual’s progress and guides them to be the best they can be within a professional and challenging setting.

This is why our Academy exists, so we can in return give to children what football has given to us.

We want to inspire children the same way we have been inspired, be a positive factor and role model in their life – The Team at LTFA.

The Academy’s vision is to provide a unique training program specifically developed for young people. Our Academy is based on Holistic ideology, we pride ourselves on the full service we provide, and we follow The FA 4 corners concepts.

  • Holistic Approach: Psychological and Physiological.
  • The FA 4 Corners Approach: Social/Technical/Tactical/Physical.
  • Ofsted Registered Settings
  • FA Charter Standard Club
  • Kick It Out – Charter Club
  • Advice on Nutrition/Healthy Life Style



Founded on the core values of Honesty, Respect, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, fun and innovation the Little Tigers Football Academy has been created to make a difference, challenging the traditional concepts and approaches of young people’s experience in football.

Through a relentless passion for football and teaching, the academy team encourages and inspire each child to be successful players.

It is our desire to develop intelligent, confident young people in a professional, exciting environment, and giving the players the skills to rise to challenges. The aim is the players go on to seek greater aspirations in their lives with success.

Without fun, learning is compromised, a young person’s passion and joy for the game can diminish. It is important to us that each academy player’s motivation, thrill for football is always encouraged and built upon in every way possible.

We are always striving to be better, ensure that our players in every age group are having fun and enjoying their time at the Academy.