ASCOT FOOTBALL ACADEMY (AFA)
Team colors: Black, red and white
Slogan: Winning is our Goal
Website: www.afafootball.co.th (coming soon)
Facebook: AFA Ascot
Instagram: AFA – Ascot Football Academy
Ascot Football Academy (AFA) was founded in September 2010 with the intention to provide a professionally organized and structured football training environment for boy and girls between 5 and 17 years of age. The coaching sessions and activities the academy offers are aimed at all skill levels with an emphasis on having fun while learning.
All sports provide excellent pathways for young people to learn new skills, become more confident and maximize their own potential. Through participation in AFA our students have fun, learn and develop life skills. They also make new friends and experience life in a way that will enhance their personal growth as they progress into adulthood.
The Academy coaches ensure that all activities and games are conducted safely and at all times in the spirit of fair play.
Our Brazilian Head Coach / Coach Director Felipe Amaral is ably assisted by his team:
Coaches – Yuri Novaes from Brazil, Marcelo Mendes from Brazil, Kevin Hodges from England, Marlon Hardy from England and Tony Winton from England
Goalkeeper Coaches – Silvio Cesar from Brazil and Armand Kemajou from Cameroon
Since its inception the Academy has grown from just a few players to over 160 students. Training takes place at Ascot International School where the facilities available are 2 football fields with real grass (7 aside) or 1 full size football field with real grass (11 aside), 2 brand new indoor artificial grass futsal courts (5 aside) and 2 indoor hard surface futsal courts (5 aside). There are also ample changing rooms, showers and toilets which are adjacent to the training areas.
Our training programmes include:
Football 11 aside; Football 7 aside; and Futsal training. Coaching Pogramme U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17; Elite Training Programme; Goalkeeper Intensive Training Programme; Girls Special Training Programme; SoccerTots Programme for 4 and 5 years old; and a Skills Programme.
Physical training: Agility, balance, coordination, spatial awareness and multi-directional movement.
Technical training: Passing, running with the ball, dribbling, shooting, control, heading and finishing.
Tactical training: Defensive system, offensive system, ways to play, set pass, defense vs attack, attack vs defense, small sided games and match plan.
We organise and participate in friendly matches, tournaments and leagues for all age categories throughout the football season. The academy suits all types of players, from students who just want to have fun and play casual football to those who aspire to play at the professional football level.
AFA participates in the following leagues:
TISAC (Thailand International School Activity Conference)
BYL (Bangkok Youth League),
TIL (Thailand International League),
TJFL (Thai Junior Futsal League),
BGL (Bangkok Gunners League),
Monday/Wednesday = Primary Group, 5 to 11 years old = 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday = Girls Group, 12 to 17 years old = 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday = Secondary Group, 12 to 17 years old = 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Saturday = AFA Elite Training (Team training U-13, U-15 and U-17) = 8:00 to 11:00 am
Saturday/Sunday = Primary Group, 5 to 11 years old = 8:00 to 9:30 am
Saturday/Sunday = Secondary Group, 12 to 17 years old = 3:00 to 5:00 pm
- Champion at 4th Annual Southeast Asian International Football Tournament U17’s (Myanmar)
- Champion at Tokyo Verdy FC Tama City Friendly Cup U12’s (Japan)
- Champion at Eureka Japan Futsal Cup – Honjo Super Cup U12’s (Japan)
- Champion at Eureka Japan Futsal Cup – Honjo Super Cup U14’s (Japan)
- Champion at SingaCup – Singapore’s Premier International Youth Football Cup U14’s (Singapore)
- 3rd place at SingaCup – Singapore’s Premier International Youth Football Cup U14’s (Singapore)
- 1 Player in Thailand National team U-14s
- 18 Players invited for a Tryout at a Professional Thai Premier League Football team
- 10 Players playing for a Professional Thai Premier League Football team
- 1 Player qualified as Top 2 U13 players in Thailand for watch the Opening Ceremony of The FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018
- Coach Felipe Amaral got the prize as Coach of Bangkok at The King Power’s Cup The best U15’s
- U-15 Boys – Champion PKFC Bangkok Gunners Cup
- U-15 Boys – Champion Football for Future – Pattaya Cup
- U-15 Boys – Qualify as Top 8 in Bangkok for the National level of King Power’s Cup The best U15’s
- U-11 – Champion Thai.Ger.Swiss Charity Youth Football Cup
- U-9 – Champion TISAC Futsal Cup
- U-11 – Champion TISAC Futsal Cup
- U-17 Boys – Champion 4th Annual Southeast Asian International Football Tournament (Myanmar)
- U-9 – Champion TISAC Football Cup
- U-11 – Champion TISAC Football Cup
- U-17 Boys – Champion TISAC Football Cup
- U-17 Girls – Champion TISAC Football Cup
- U-11 – Champion TISAC Football League
- U-15 Boys – Champion TISAC Football League
- U-15 Girls – Champion TISAC Football League
- U-17 Boys – Champion TISAC Football League
- U-17 Girls – Champion TISAC Football League
Tokyo Verdy FC (Japan) – Professional Football team in Japan (JLeague 2)
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC (Thailand) – Professional Football team in Thailand (Thai League 1)
JDFA – Japan Dream Football Association (Japan) – Scout and Football Clinics company