Coach Jon Philpott has previously worked in the UK with Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle, as well as the 2015/16 Premier League Champions, Leicester City. Coach Jon moved to Massachusetts, USA in 2012. Coaching for UKElite he gained plenty of knowledge and experience working with children from the age of 3-18 years. In 2013 he become the Director of Coaching & Player Development for Hanson Youth Soccer whilst also being a Regional Assistant Manager for the company.

After 3 successful years in the US he moved to Hong Kong in September 2015 and a year later open the UNITED KINGDOM FOOTBALL ACADEMY. 

Football Qualifications:

  • UEFA B Qualified
  • FA Level 1, 2, 3 Youth Modules
  • FA Level 1 & 2 Outfield
  • FA Level 1 Goalkeeping
  • LMA Coaching Degree
  • NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma
  • Prozone Level 1 Analysis
  • First aid certified / Child Protection

A message from Coach Jon:

”I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out our Academy. I am thrilled with how UKFA has grown so quickly. When I started this new and exciting project I couldn’t have imagined it would all move forward so quickly, we just celebrated our 2 year anniversary in August 2018 and we currently have 180 kids training across our training locations. I really hope if you are not a part on the academy yet you soon will be.

Our ambition is to create a fun and challenging learning environment for your kids, where they can develop as a footballer, but most importantly as a young adult.

We aim for the players to become problem solvers, either by themselves or as part of a group. Classes will make players better through a mix of important technical repetition and enhanced problem solving games. Every session will be different, but the focus and outcome will be the same…improvement, confidence and social involvement.

Welcome to the UKFA family”