Sturridge Football Academies operate from 3 sites -:

• Sturridge Football Academy London (Chiswick)
• Sturridge Football Academy Wolverhampton

The organisation specialise is football provision from Post 16 education academies to Soccer Schools. We are able to provide unrivalled opportunities and access through our close links with current Liverpool FC and England international Daniel Sturridge.

We offer flexible training solutions to meet the needs of private companies, public organisations and individual learners by planning and delivering bespoke football training programmes to maximise the impact on their business and career development.

Our training programmes are delivered by highly qualified staff with extensive experience and contacts in the Education, Business and Sport and Active Leisure Industries.

Our skills and expertise are underpinned by a robust and comprehensive internal Quality assurance policy to ensure that all learners and organisations receive the necessary support and guidance to achieve their goals.

Mission Statement

To provide a positive and inspiring football journey


Operations Manager – Cleveland Clarke
Cleveland is a former semi professional footballer, who has over 15 years’ experience in playing and coaching football. As founder of The Sturridge Football Academy, he has helped many players onto the pathway to become fulltime footballers.

Head of Education – David Hay (PGCE, QTLS & BA (HONS)
David’s role within the company sees him manage all of the education programmes, overseeing registration, delivery and certification. David has a proven track record in education and previously held roles such as Education Manager and Lead Tutor with private training providers and large Colleges in the South of England. He has managed over 20 Post 16 Football Academies and graduated in excess of 1000 students.

Prior to working in education, David competed and coached tennis to a professional level throughout Europe.

Head of Football – Leon Sturridge

Academy Director – Tex Gallimore
David has being playing and coaching football at semi-professional level for over 15 years. Previously having played for Sutton Utd. He is a fully qualified F.A Licensed Coach.


• Excellence • Community • Inclusion • Teamwork • Integrity • Education • Opportunity •

We are very proud of our organisation and are fortunate to have such a fantastic team of teachers and support staff, dedicated to providing the highest standard of education possible for our young people.

We have a holistic view of education and encourage students to become involved in as many trips, clubs, activities, experiences and leadership opportunities as they can. The high expectations we have ensure that students develop a passion for learning and confidence and belief that they can succeed in anything they want to do in the future.

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Established in 2014, the STURRIDGE FOOTBALL ACADEMY assists young athletes achieve their aspirations of becoming footballers. Aside from football, we believe that education plays a vital part in the development of each player, which is why we have created opportunities and pathways for players upon graduation of the course.

  • David Hay – Head of Education
    Tel: 07932663281 email: david@sturridgefootballacademy.co.uk
    Cleveland Clarke – Operations Manager
    Tel: 07973638497 email: info@sturridgefootballacademy.co.uk
  • Sturridge Football Academy London
    University of Westminster Sports Ground,
    Cavendish Road, Chiswick, London, W4 3UH