Jim Colston

Academy Director
Jim has been involved at the highest level of coaching and recruitment for 25 years. He is also a Premier League Scout. A number of his past players are now plying their trade as professional footballers, some in the Premier League. Jim is a very highly motivated individual and is meticulous in his planning, making his sessions fun and challenging. He has the contacts and experience to help any of his players make it to the very top in the game and will open doors to help achieve a player's dream. His work ethic is incredible and it is very important to him that the boys develop in all elements of the Claremont Football Academy experience, including the academics. He has a wealth of contacts within the football industry and is held in very high regard by them.

John Lovell

Academy Coach
John has coached for a number of years and always produces thoughtful, challenging sessions to the academy boys. He has 35 years teaching experience and joined Claremont Football Academy September 2018, due to the growth in the programme. He has worked closely with Jim for over 20 years running District and County football teams alongside him. He has a passion for the sport and brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Noir Gordon

Head of Strength and Conditioning
Noir is a very driven, committed, young Strength and Conditioning coach. He has developed this element of the programme and runs this to an exceptional standard. He is a passionate health and fitness professional and has studied under some of the most highly regarded specialists in this field. He is an asset to the programme and works really hard with each boy on an individual basis as well as through group sessions. The CFA Strength and Conditioning programme ensures all of our scholars are prepared for sessions and matches as well as teaching them the importance of looking after their bodies.

Andy Corrigan

Academy Coach
Andy has worked alongside Jim for many years; he currently coaches for a premiership football club as well as for the CFA. Andy specialises in technique, futsal and one-to-one sessions with the academy boys. He currently heads our junior Academy and is responsible for their development programme and progression under the guidance of the Academy Director.