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NEXTGEN

At NextGen, we're passionate about nurturing the next generation of football stars

Our mission is to provide young players with a platform to thrive, both on and off the pitch. Since our inception, we've been dedicated to delivering top-quality coaching in a fun and supportive environment.

Our NextGen coaches are the heart and soul of our program. With their wealth of experience and expertise, they ensure that every session is not only informative but also enjoyable for all participants.

We understand that every player is unique, with their own strengths and areas for improvement. That's why our coaches tailor their approach to meet the individual needs of each player, creating a caring environment where everyone can learn and develop at their own pace.

At NextGen, we believe that the journey of football is not just about winning games, but about personal growth, teamwork, and the sheer joy of playing the beautiful game. Join us and let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Joffie Shea

Founder

Jonathan (Joffie to most) is a UEFA B, FA level one and two qualified coach, with previous experience in P.E teaching in schools and has worked at Coerver Coaching. He has played in the Southern Counties league for Sevenoaks Town and Tunbridge Wells FC. Coaching Qualifications: UEFA B Licence. FA Level 1 & 2 in Coaching Football. FA Safeguarding Children. FA Emergency First Aid. Supports: Chelsea

Steve Brightman

Co-Founder

Coaching Qualifications and Experience: FA level 1 and Level two qualified coach, PE teacher at Trinity School Sevenoaks, former apprentice at Arsenal FC and Southend United youth team player. Studied Sports Science and Physical Education obtaining BA (hons) 1st class and PGCE with distinction. Supports Southend United – FA safeguarding children, FAA Level 3 award in Emergency first aid. Supports: Southend FC

Will

Coach

Coaching Qualifications: Level One Coaching in Football. FA Emergency First Aid. FA Safeguarding. Currently completing FA Level 2 Coaching in Football. Supports: Arsenal

Saskia

Coach

Coaching Qualifications: Supports:

Issy

Coach

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Matt

Coach

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PARTNERS

Thank you for your ongoing support of NextGen Academy. With your help, we're shaping the future of football, one player and one community at a time 

Chipstead FC

Chipstead FC runs approximately 20 teams from under 7's to adults and place a strong emphasis on youth development. "We believe the Club provides a "ladder of football opportunity" enabling youngsters to play through their various age groups. Our hope is that players will continue to graduate through this youth structure to play eventually at top level in our first team." "Our older youth sides play in the Tandridge Youth League, whilst our mini-soccer teams compete in the Crowborough Junior League."

Seven Oaks Primary

"We pride ourselves on our high expectations for excellence in a warm and nurturing environment. We are a large 3 form entry community school with a strong family ethos. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we build as a community school nurturing and developing these with both our families and the wider community. ​ At Sevenoaks Primary school we believe strongly in achievement alongside the development of the whole child. Our consistent academic outcomes are achieved through a broad and rich curriculum that is bespoke and responsive to our children’s needs. We strive to achieve this through excellent teaching alongside a strong investment in the development of character."

St Thomas Primary

"St Thomas’ is a happy, forward-looking school with a history of success. Within a caring environment, based on the recognition of the dignity and worth of each child, high standards are expected. Social, emotional and spiritual development is emphasized and fostered along with the pursuit of academic excellence."

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