Academy Ground: Fulham Football Academy, Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6PT


Academy Director/Manager:                                                   Huw Jennings – Academy Director


First Team Players:                                                                      Fulham First Team


Academy Team Players:                                                             Fulham Under-18’s Team


Ladies Team Players:                                                                   Fulham Ladies Team

Fulham Fan Club:                                                                                                     Fulham Fan Club



The Academy:

Fulham academy have slowly been working hard and after being given their Academy one status they have began to play some better football and add some titles to their repertoire. Even the Under 11’s team are Premier League school winners. If there’s one thing that FootieBugs has in common, it’s training children across all ages and giving them the ability to succeed in competitive football.


Academy Status: Fulham are a Category 1 status academy

Category Status One Teams

Category Status Two Teams

Category Status Three Teams


Academy Staff:

Under-16’s head coach Colin Omogbehin is someone that has worked hard to get in their position and he has demonstrated his passion for the club. After leaving school at 17 to train as an academy coach at Fulham, Omogbehin really cares about the development of young players and has recently uncovered some brilliant talent, such players as Wilfried Zaha, Nathaniel Clyne and Victor Moses. These players were all very nervous when they first started but with some guidance and belief they turned into something special, which is what our coaches can guarantee as a minimum.
Head of Recruitment Malcolm Elias has the important responsibility of finding players that can fit straight into the academy and first team. He has a team of scouts working internationally to find the most in-form new player. Elias very much keeps the “Quality over Quantity” at the front of his mind, as these clubs don’t have time to closely monitor every single player.


How to get noticed by a scout

Generally, premier league clubs are closely following open trials as a way of pinpointing the newest talent, as well as having a vast network of scouts across the UK. Scouts are often preferential over structured leagues or with players of a high standard, playing together. This is one thing that FootieBugs academy can offer through our weekly training sessions and games against local teams managed by professional coaches. Because we cover a range of age groups at U6’s-U14’s we have a high demand for young upcoming talent and receive frequent scouts visiting our training sessions and matches. Due to the professional coaches we have available that have all played at a high level, we are able to distinguish which players are leagues above in terms of skill and can refer them onto Premier League clubs.



“If you’re good enough, generally they’ll find you.”


Academy Scouting System:

After a scout has seen a player, they will usually contact them and invite them to a trial day, otherwise the more common method of finding talents from all over are through football trial days and football camps. FootieBugs goes an extra mile in making your job easier as a parent and a young footballer. With our focused training sessions, the FootieBugs Academy will try it’s best to match your ability with a club who will nurture your talent . We will shape a football player into a footballer, by working on improving the child’s overall game and their image to scouts at Premier League Clubs.

This is where the FootieBugs Academy thrives, not only will FootieBugs look to put players forward to Fulham when they feel they are ready, but FootieBugs will also ensure Fulham will be fully aware of what training each player will have received from the FootieBugs Academy and why the player has shown enough (Footballing skill as well as dedication and attitude) to be worthy of a trial.



If you feel your child shows promise and would like us to help them reach the level for us to recommend them to the Fulham scouting network then please complete the following form:

Book an Academy Trial Today!



Academy trials

As you can imagine, a large number of young football players would like to join the Fulham Academy set up and with clubs like Fulham receiving trial requests all the time it’s very difficult to get noticed.

FootieBugs Academy believes that with correct training and dedication we can dramatically increase your chances of getting a trial with the Fulham Academy.

Once a player reaches the standards that a club of Fulham’s stature would expect then the FootieBugs team will do everything in its powers to introduce the player to the relevant Fulham scout. 




Find out more about the FootieBugs Academy


FootieBugs Academy FAQ’s


The FootieBugs Academy is an independent organization and not part of any specific football club. This allows us to offer an honest and fair view of any players’ ability and suitability to join a professional Football Club. Although we will do everything in our power to help young players develop, we are unable to guarantee every player a trial. If you are looking for official club information then please visit the club’s official website as we can-not guarantee that all information is correct and up to date at the time of reading.


Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | The Bugs Group | FAQ's | Child Protection | SafeGuarding | The Bugs Group