About Academy

Football Samurai Academy (FSA)

May 2013 Joined the League
Sep 2013 Begins the new season League
Apr 2014 U-9’s won the Harrow Youth League
Sep 2014 Begins the new season League (U-7〜U-11)
Sep 2015 Begins the new season League (U-7〜U-15)
Apr 2016 U-15’s won the Harrow Youth League (D4)
Apr 2017 U-13’s won the Harrow Youth League (D6)
Apr 2018 U-14’s won the Harrow Youth League (D1)
League: Harrow Youth League
Age: From U7’s Up to U17’s Upwards
Home: North Acton Playing Field

FSA Club Philosophy

“100% on the pitch” / “Respect each other”

A club philosophy provides the direction where we go. On the pitch, we encourage our players to develop their technique, skill and understand the essence of football. A player’s enjoyment grows with an increase in their skills and technique. In addition, we believe that it is very important to improve discipline, courtesy and politeness in order to attribute in life and not just in sport. It sets club standards and a style of play.

Maya Yoshida

FOOTBALL SAMURAI ACADEMY are proud to announce Japanese national team player and Premier League star Maya Yoshida as our Ambassador.

Samurai are honoured that the Southampton FC centre back has accepted his valued role in our fast growing Japanese youth football academy in Acton, West London, where we have 150 youth players and plans for a Post 16 education scheme for 16-18 year olds in London and also a first team.

Maya Yoshida has met with Samurai and confirms he is happy to take a valued role within the club to coach Samurai youth players, assisting with our teams development.

Team Staff

Hideyuki Miyahara
Top Team Manager
Tomoharu Takeyama
Club Director
Mariko Engels
Coaching Staff
Joanna Fisher
Operation Manager


U-7 DOB: 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012
U-8 DOB: 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011
U-9 DOB: 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010
U-10 DOB: 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009
U-11 DOB: 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008
U-12 DOB: 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007
U-13 DOB: 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006
U-15 DOB: 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004

Training Date & Time

Monday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-5, U-6, U-7 & U-8
Tuesday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-9, U-10
Wednesday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-11,U-12
Thursday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-13
Friday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-15
Saturday: 10:30 – 12:00 U-5, U-6, U-7, U-8 & U-9
Saturday: 13:30 – 15:00 U-10, U-11, U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15
Saturday: 15:30 – 17:00 Footsal for Adult
Sunday Sep-Mar: League Match
Sunday Apr-Aug: Parents Football (All Categories)

Summer holidays, Winter holidays including Christmas and New year are off.