My son has had numerous opportunities to attend many Football Centre of Excellences, Development Centres and Football Acadamies, in relation to what Sporting Club First Touch 04 offers and delivers, it is far superior than anything that i have seen and experienced. Players learn to play football, not only with their feet, but with their brain, the level of game awareness, the technical aspects and tactical work, sets up players with a football intelligence and skills far beyond their years. If your child is serious about his football then Sporting Club First Touch 04 is the place to learn the game with like minded children in a supportive and fun environment. It truly is the best.

Anna Johnstone






If you ever have an opportunity to sample the outstanding coaching delivered by Billy Bone at Sporting Club First Touch 04, i would advise you to grab the opportunity with both hands as i did back in 2004. Sporting Club First Touch 04 is an excellent, professionally structured set up clearly focused on individual development. To receive top level coaching and compete in games against the finest young talent in Europe, these are fantastic opportunities that i would never had anywhere else. How do you value success stories? Sporting Club First Touch 04 have clearly delivered in that department. Five young footballers including myself have progressed and signed scholarship/professional playing contracts in the professional world of football. I will always be grateful to Billy Bone and Sporting Club First Touch 04 for giving me the opportunity of a life time.

Matthew Godden  Scunthorpe United Football Club


I was a student at Sporting Club First Touch 04 for a number of years. During my time there under the guidance of Billy, there was never a moment when i didnt enjoy my football, I continuously learned from him and his fantastic coaching methods. The biggest complement i can say about Billy is he is incredibly passionate about his coaching, he is continuously striving for perfection, his dedication to developing young footballers is second to none. Sessions are never the same, always variation to every aspect of the game due to his immense knowledge. I was given many opportunities to showcase my talent when representing Sporting Club First Touch 04 and because of this, i impressed the management staff at Notts County Football Club and signed a 2 year playing contract in 2009. I would recommend any young footballer in the region who would like to follow my dream, to get involved in the Sporting Club First Touch 04 environment.

Jamie OConnell Notts County Football Club