Check out what some of our numerous clients have to say...

Alfie Mawson

Had 10 sessions with Jack & Ali, and they really did help me massively. We worked on things that I couldn’t do on my own and they were very specific to the needs of my profession (football). They pushed me to the limits but every day I walked away knowing my fitness had improved. Will be back with them for a 3rd pre season in a row for another massive season ahead.

Alfie Mawson Swansea FC & England
Cy Goddard

The Academy Player sessions are top elite training sessions which has improved me technically and physically as a player. The sessions are very individualised and helped me to improve specific details I’ve wanted to improve in my game

Cy Goddard Tottenham Hotspur FC
Abo Eisa

Ali and The Academy Player team have given me the platform to improve my performance by setting up drills that were game specific and position specific for me and everyone else that’s been involved. The training is quality and executed with great intensity to get the best out of the player. For me it has made go from Uxbridge in the eighth tier to the third tier of English football! They’ve helped me so much and I will continue working with them until I retire!

Abo Eisa Shrewsbury Town FC
Jack Roper

I can’t thank Jack and Ali enough. Since training with The Academy Player 2 years ago I’ve seen a massive improvement in my game and my enjoyment for football. I have seen an improvement in my fitness levels and my technical ability, as a coach Jack is always organised and has his sessions planned beforehand, the sessions he produces are fun and challenging, he pushed everyone to get the best out of them. He is very passionate as a coach which helps with motivation of the team, he uses the best quality equipment to help the improvement of the players!

Jack Roper Hayes & Yeading
Thomas Vancaeyezeele, 2017 NCAA National Division II Player of the Year 

Ali is very passionate about the game and knowledgeable. He helped me to improve my technique, my game understanding , my positioning but also with my decision making. Very happy that I could have worked with him. Thank you very much

Thomas Vancaeyezeele, 2017 NCAA National Division II Player of the Year  Pittsburgh Riverhounds, USL
Nana Adarkwa

After not getting a scholarship at Southampton I needed to find a new club. Which I struggled in doing so for the first couple of months. I went to one of jacks sessions which was recommended to me by a friend. Jack’s sessions helped me a lot in pre-season to get fitter and sharpen up technically. I eventually started the season with PFA and Hayes and Yeading with the guidance of jacks coaching. Without the work that I put in, in pre-season and the beginning of the season with jack and the team I wouldn’t be were I am today.

Nana Adarkwa Blackpool FC U18s

Since training with Jack & Ali, I have improved in many ways. My core muscles have improved and my feet have become much faster and sharper. Preparation for the season (pre season) was really good,  and when I started I was prepared and fully fit. Off the ball, I was quicker too.

Marcel Queens Park Rangers FC U15s
Luca Lombardi

Since training with Jack & Ali at The Academy Player, I have improved in many ways. My core muscles have improved and my feet have become much faster and sharper. Preparation for the season (pre-season) was really good, when I started I was prepared and fully fit. Off the ball I was quicker too!

Luca Lombardi Fulham FC
Sam Barratt

The lads at The Academy Player are brilliant, I come away from every single session having learnt a lot which builds confidence. They create specialized drills for you and help you take your game to the next level.

Sam Barratt Maidenhead United and England C Team

The Academy Player coaches are very professional . Alvin really enjoyed and will enjoy every single session from you guys.  He has learned a lot from you and feels much more confident with the ball, speed, and skills.

Thanks for helping Alvin to be a better player. – Parent

Alvin Northampton FC U10s

Working with The Academy Player has been fantastic to my overall fitness and speed. The training has really had an effect on the pitch, and has been immense help to my football

Ollie Fulham FC U15s
Elliot Bonds

I started with Jack at Hanwell Town shortly after I was released from Reading, and from the first few sessions I knew jack was the right coach for me to try and push on in my career. The training sessions throughout my few years at Hanwell were top class and key in my development as well as the one to one sessions that gave us boys an opportunity to develop physically. I was also given nutritional advice as well as shakes and bars which would change my whole game off the field for the better.

The mid week 1 to 1 sessions with Jack working on quick feet, speed, explosiveness and other areas especially helped me improve as I felt this gave me the edge I needed to compete with quality players. In my last year at Hanwell I was scouted by Dagenham and Redbridge and was offered and signed a 2 year scholarship. I believe I wouldn’t be where I am today without the late night sessions, tireless work and constant motivation to say the least from Jack which developed me into the player I am today, giving me the opportunity to push for a professional contract.

The Academy Player sessions in pre-season are tailored to me as an individual, I can work on cm specific drills to make me ready for the season. Highly recommend The Academy Player

Elliot Bonds Dagenham & Redbridge FC
Zayne Daniels

Charismatic, Family and Passionate.

Those are just a few words best describing Jack Gostelow and The Academy Player team. I’ve known Jack for almost 5 years, and he’s done nothing but help me. From late night one-to-one sessions to early morning phone calls, he’s help me develop both on and off the football pitch. Working with Jack has allowed me to improve in all aspects of my game. I’ve found myself understanding the game better than I ever have, I’ve matured in many aspects, and I thank Jack Gostelow for this.

The amount of interest I have and am receiving from professional clubs, is due to the hard work Jack has put into me. I see him more than just as a great Coach, but as a family member. Making him proud, along with those who also mean a lot to me, has been a goal for me for many years now. He’s the best at what he does and all the good things that comes his way is fully deserved.

I can never forget Jack Gostelow.

Zayne Daniels Hayes & Yeading

Training with Jack and Ali at The Academy Player in preseason helped me tremendously, gaining fitness, and working on techniques specific to my game really helped me during the season.

I will definitely be back this summer to improve again as a player.

Jubril Watford FC
Authur Barratt

Arthur has benefited hugely from his sessions and coaching with Jack. In terms of touch, skill and tactical awareness he’s made a massive difference. – Parent

Authur Barratt Chelsea FC U8s
Daisy Hind

Coach Jack is an inspirational coach who has a deep passion for the beautiful game of football. He thrives upon coaching our future football stars in the upmost professional and enthusiastic manner.

I highly recommend Jack to any parents who want to see their children take football seriously in the future & even those who just want to have fun!

Daisy’s progression has been fantastic since working with Jack. – Daron Hinds, Parent

Daisy Hind Chelsea Ladies U12
Mason Randall

I have been doing sessions with Jack for the past 4 years now. Back then I was one of his youngest clients. My game has really improved over this period of time and I have noticed a huge difference in my speed and the quickness of my feet. Jack’s sessions are fun and keep my overall fitness at a high standard.

If your looking for some extra help to improve any aspects of your game Jack is your man.

I highly recommend Jack to any parents who want to see their children take football seriously in the future & even those who just want to have fun!

Mason Randall AFC Wimbledon U12s

I really enjoy working with Jack. We have fun with the training but he also pushes me to my limits and to learn new things that all help my game. Since I’ve started with Jack, I’ve scored lots of goals including a volley against our rival club Arsenal.

Top coach !

AJ Fulham FC U10s
Ben Morgan

Having worked with the jack and Ali in pre-season, on details of my game as a centre back, it gave me more of an understanding of where my game was at and what I needed to focus on going into the season.

I’ll definitely be looking to continue working with them in my off season, setting new levels for the season ahead.

Ben Morgan Bristol Rovers
Domeiro Bobb-Semple

Domeiro’s progress since training with Jack has been evident not just from me as dad but from a lot of mutual people. He’s developing great confidence on the pitch and using his explosive attributes speed and quick feet more effectively during matches, his ball control and mastery has also improved dramatically.

The journeys just beginning. – Parent

Domeiro Bobb-Semple Arsenal FC U10s
Jamil Awoyejo

On the back of two weeks work of individual and group sessions with Jack, at The Academy Player, I felt rejuvenated and sharp heading in to the season .

His tight technical drills of both feet and under high intensity was perfectly ideal for sharpness heading into my first year as a scholar and gave me that extra sharpness , it was great and look forward to going again next pre season.

Jamil Awoyejo AFC Wimbledon U18s
Jake Anthony

After playing futsal for 4 years at a national standard, Ali helped me convert my skills and technique over to football! With intense sessions working on winger specific drills and endurance he consistently helped me progress in my weaker areas!

He was the first coach to ever give me a confidence boost as a player, which has helped me reach the next level! He’s a magnificent coach and a friend, which I will forever be grateful for! #BringHimBackToEngland

Jake Anthony England Futsal
Harry Hedges

Harry started going to Jack to rebuild confidence and work on his natural ability of quick feet and agility. Jack pushes and praises enough to get the best out of Harry. The improvement seen is massive, his fitness is another level and has been scoring loads. This has even led to him playing 2 years up for the U12 at AFC Wimbledon.

Big thanks to Jack, Harry looks forward to every session. – Parent

Harry Hedges AFC Wimbledon U10s

The Academy Player training sessions are great for those players who wish to push themselves to the next level of their career. The coaches have excellent knowledge and experience to help support the players needs.

I like how before the session, Ali and Jack take time to meet and understand the player in order to build specific drills and targets. I met Ali during my time at Brunel university and since he was head coach the overall performance of the club improved. Before the season started, he asked the players to email him a short bio and playing experience. This was one of the things that stood out to me and I knew he meant business!

The 1 to 1 sessions are filled with quality and players will feel improvement by the end of the session. The staff offer motivation and advice after every set in order for you to reach your best performance. I highly recommend the programme.

Cheers lads!

Lucas Adidas Brand Ambassador and Brunel University Player
Shaun Okojie

Ali and Jack have helped me massively this pre-season as I feel stronger, sharper and fitter than I have before for pre-season.

Their sessions are position specific to my position which makes it more realistic for me.

I will continue to train with them during the season as they help me improve to the level I want to reach.

Shaun Okojie Leatherhead FC

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"Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet."
-- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid & Portugal

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