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.

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

Director

Masakatsu Shibasaki

Club Manager

Keiko Yano

Club Secretary

Football Samurai Academy (FSA)

May 2013 Joined League
Sep 2013 Begins the new season League
Apr 2014 Under 9’s won the Harrow Youth League
Sep 2014 Under 7 – Under 11 Begins the new season League
Sep 2015 Under 7 – Under 15 Begins the new season League
Apr 2016 Under 15’s won the Harrow Youth League Division 4
Apr 2017 Under 13’s won the Harrow Youth League Division 6
Apr 2018 Under 14’s won the Harrow Youth League Division 1
Apr 2023 Under 15’s won the Harrow Youth League Division 2

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 16:30 – 18:00 Under 4 to Under 10
Tuesday 16:30 – 18:00 Under 11, 12 & 13
Wednesday 17:00 – 18:30 Under 14 & 15
Thursday 17:00 – 18:30 Under 16, 17 & 18
Friday 11:00 ~ 12:00 Women’s Football & Fitness
Saturday 10:30 – 12:00 Under 4 to Under 10
13:30 – 14:30 Girls Open Age
13:30 – 15:00 Under 11 to Under 18
15:30 ~ 17:00 Adult Mini Football
Sunday September – April League and/or Cup Match
April – August Parents Football (all)
Age banding changes from September
Summer Holidays off
Winter Holidays off
New Years off
(Revised September 2023)

Age Categories

Under 7 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017 5 aside 40 x 30
Under 8 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2017 5 aside 40 x 30
Under 9 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2016 7 aside 60 x 40
Under 10 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2015 7 aside 60 x 40
Under 11 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2014 9 aside 80 x 50
Under 12 01/09/2011 – 31/08/2013 9 aside 80 x 50
Under 13 01/09/2010 – 31/08/2012 11 aside 90 x 50
Under 14 01/09/2009 – 31/08/2011 11 aside 90 x 50
Under 15 01/09/2008 – 31/08/2010 11 aside 90 x 50
Under 16 01/09/2007 – 31/08/2009 11 aside 90 x 50
Under 17 01/09/2006 – 31/08/2008 11 aside 90 x 50
Under 18 01/09/2005 – 31/08/2007 11 aside 90 x 50
Age banding changes from September
Summer Holidays off
Winter Holidays off
New Years off
(Revised September 2023)