New Hope Coaching Academy & FC is run by Eddie Walsh, enabling coaches and youth who are financially challenged to complete their coach education and development. The project came about as a response to the lack of qualified coaches and clubs in the local area of Kensington & Chelsea.

The Football Association through its Charter Standard scheme seeks to establish, reward and encourage good practice at grass roots levels so that parents and children can demand minimum standard of a provision from clubs.

The Charter Standard aims to:
* Provide a nationally recognised quality control “kite mark”
* Improve the quality of provision for boys and girls
* Sustain participation for players over a long period of time
* Raise standards

New Hope Youth Football Club manages a number of children and young people who compete in local leagues. We organise two open football coaching sessions at the following venues:

Monday @ Avondale Park, Walmer Rd, W11 4EE. Time 4pm till 6pm, for those aged 5-9yrs old.

Thursday @ Avondale Park, from 4pm till 5pm, Mixed open session.

Thursday @ Avondale Park, from 5pm till 7pm, ages 10-14yrs old.

Saturday @ St Lukes Gardens, Sidney Street, SW3 6NH. From 10 till 12noon, ages 5 to 13yrs old.

Youth teams run from 7-14 years, coach development and senior teams are available for 16 years and over. For further details on how to get involved with the work of New Hope Academy please contact the Director, Eddie Walsh on 07976 754 651 or email

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Eddie and the New Hope Coaches