Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate the perfect environment for young people to reach their full potential.

 

We operate an elite football excellence and education programme aimed at 16-19 year olds with a passion for sport. We combine academics in partnership with Suffolk New College and football provision to provide students with an excellent steppingstone to pursue a career in sport, football, sports coaching, physical education, physiotherapy or sports development.

Students will have the opportunity to compete within national competitions representing Needham Market Football Club with both our senior teams (men’s and women’s) playing at the highest level of non-league football in Suffolk. 

Our team

ROBERT PEACE

Operations & Academy Director

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Kevin horlock

Academy Manager & First Team Manager

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freya louis

Girls' & Women's Development Manager

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EDUCATION

Matt cook

Sports Lecturer

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Sam Leslie

Sports Lecturer 

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James Mant

Assistant Academy Manager

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ARron Hall

Academy Coach

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medical

Ian Jenkins

Physiotherapist

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Kim baldwin

Sports Therapist

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At Needham Market Academy, we believe in having a diverse workforce with vast experience in the sports sector. All our staff are DBS checked and trained in both Safeguarding and First Aid. Our team are all experts in their fields and key staff are also trained as Mental Health First Aiders. 

The team work closely together to best benefit students both on and off the pitch.