About Academy

Football Samurai Academy 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.

Our heritage club crest symbolises the essence of our club with 3 main components.

  1. Mount Fuji
    Historical show of respect, strength, longevity & wisdom
  2. Samurai Warrior
    Legendary fighter with long standing association with good morales and ethics
  3. Football
    The main element being the smallest part of the logo but connecting all the symbols together

Maya Yoshida

Principal / Shareholder

LA Galaxy #4

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Vice Principal

Arsenal #18

Takumi Minamino

Senior Vice Principal

AS Monaco #18

Masashi Kitani
Head of Medical Department
My Natural Clinic

Maya Yoshida, who is a permanent resident of the UK, is a shareholder and principal of our club, while Takumi Minamino of AS Monaco and Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal are vice-principals of our club and are involved with SAMURAI in a variety of ways, including the club’s community relations, regular interaction with Japanese and local players. In addition, Masashi Kitani, who is a trainer for Yoshida, Minamino, Tomiyasu and many other Premier League players, has been appointed as Head of Medical department to support our academy players with injuries and various physical issues.

Team Staff

Hideyuki Miyahara
Managing Director

Abdulla Abuidrees
Football Coach

Masakatsu Shibasaki
Club Manager

Keiko Yano

Academy Manager

Football Samurai Academy (FSA)

May 2013

Joined 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)

Apr 2023

U-15’s won the Harrow Youth League (D2)

We are competing in the Harrow Youth Football League, the biggest youth competition in the country.

Giving you the best platform to display your ability!

Training Dates & Times

Monday Training

U5 - U10

16:30 - 18:00

Tuesday Training

U11 - U13

16:30 - 18:00

Wednesday Training

U14 - U15

17:00 - 18:30

Thursday Training

U16 - U18

16:30 - 18:00

Friday OFF



Saturday Training

U5 - U10

10:30 - 12:00


U11 - U18

13:30 - 15:00

Adult Mini Football

All Ages Welcome

15:00 〜 16:30

Sunday League Matches

Oct 〜 May

Varied Times

Parent / Child Football

Apr 〜 Aug

Varied Times

*Summer holidays, Winter holidays including Christmas & New year are off

Age Categories

Under 7

DOB: 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017

Under 8

DOB: 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2017

Under 9

DOB: 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016

Under 10

DOB: 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2015

Under 11

DOB: 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2014

Under 12

DOB: 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2013

Under 13

DOB: 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2012

Under 14

DOB: 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2011

Under 16

DOB: 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2009

Under 18

DOB: 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2008