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.

Key Members

Maya Yoshida
Principal / Shareholder
U.C. Sampdoria &
Japan National Team #22
Takumi Minamino
Senior Vice Principal
Liverpool #18 &
Japan National Team #9
Takehiro Tomiyasu
Vice Principal
Arsenal #18 &
Japan National Team #16
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 Liverpool 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
Masakatsu Shibasaki
Club Manager
Kazunori Ito
Academy Manager
Joanna Fisher
Operation Manager
Abdulla Abuidrees
Football Coach


U-7  DOB: 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015
U-8  DOB: 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014
U-9 DOB: 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013
U-10 DOB: 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012
U-11 DOB: 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011
U-12 DOB: 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010
U-13 DOB: 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009
U-14 DOB: 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008
U-16 DOB: 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2007
U-18 DOB: 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2005

Training Date & Time

Monday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-5 to U-10
Tuesday: 16:30 – 18:00 U-11, U-12
Wednesday: 17:00 – 18:30 U-13, U-14
Thursday: 17:00 – 18:30 U-16
Friday: 17:00 – 18:30 U-18
Saturday: 10:30 – 12:00 U-5 to U-10
Saturday: 13:30 – 15:00 U-11 to U-14, U16, U-18
Saturday: 15:00 – 16:30 Futsal for Adult
Sunday Oct-May: League Match
Sunday Apr-Aug: Parents Football (All Categories)
Summer holidays, Winter holidays including Christmas and New year are