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Academy sessions

Our academy sessions (for children in nursery class to year 7) bring together children giving them access to football in their own environment. GFA also promotes socialising, sharing human values and promotes the pleasure of practising the marvellous sport of football.

All our coaches are independent coaching staff with FA or UEFA qualified certificates, Enhanced CRB (CRC) certificates, Emergency Aid certificates and Safeguarding Children Certificates.

Our academy runs every Saturday during school term time and each session lasts for two hours. Our Mini Grasshoppers (nursery class players) session lasts for one hour.


Your child’s first session is FREE!

Every child’s first session is FREE so parents and their children can come along and see what we do. The free session also gives the parents an opportunity to meet us and ask any questions they may have. Furthermore by brining your child along you can do the most important thing of all….ask your child if they enjoyed GFA and if they would like to come back again!




Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, IG10 2LD


Saturday session – 10:00am to 12:00pm

Term Dates

Autumn term – September to December

Spring term – January to April

Summer term –  May to July

Contact GFA Loughton

Contact name – Alex Skamiotis (Academy Director)

Telephone – 07739 707076


Contact name – Shimi Khodadin (Club Secretary)

Telephone – ‭07809 068963‬