Southwark AllStars FC is a football club is affiliated to the London Football Association.  There is drop in training open to any children between the ages of 5 and 14 on Saturday mornings and we run additional team training for our Sunday league players during the week.

At present we have 6 teams from ages of 8 to 14 comprising of over 100 children competing in the Tandridge Youth Football League on Sundays. We have an additional 150 children who train with us each week and play friendly matches.  Over the summer holiday period we usually work with up to 500 children on our summer football coaching programme.

Our Football Philosophy:


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Xavi, of Spain and Barcelona, talking about the Barcelona Academy:

“Some youth academies worry about winning, we worry about education. You see a kid who lifts his head up, who plays the pass first time, pum, and you think, 'Yep, he'll do.' Bring him in, coach him. It's all about rondos [piggy in the middle]. Rondo, rondo, rondo. Every. Single. Day. It's the best exercise there is. You learn responsibility and not to lose the ball. If you lose the ball, you go in the middle. Pum-pum-pum-pum, always one touch. If you go in the middle, it's humiliating, the rest applaud and laugh at you.”

We are not a formal Academy and we certainly are not Barcelona.

We are a club that believes in coaching and playing football the right way.

Children playing for our club will be coached to bring the ball down and play along the floor.

Win lose or draw, we won’t ever coach children to punt the ball down the pitch.