Success Stories

It is a fantastic feeling to know that our courses and teaching methods have helped young boys and girls onto the path of success and in making their dreams become a reality!

Advanced Sports Coaching would like to congratulate the fast growing number of players who we are proud to have been associated with over the years. Below, are some of the players who have come through our centres.

Joshua Yensu (Reading FC)

Josh was scouted by us at U8 whilst playing for local team Highworth Juniors FC. Josh was then invited to train at our ADC sessions before being forwarded to Reading FC, where he signed an academy contract.

Charlie Lawrence (Reading FC)

Local lad Charlie, attended our Swindon based Development Centre in 2011/12 and was soon forwarded to The Reading FC Academy, where he was successful in gaining an academy contract in 2012. Charlie has continued to progress with Reading FC, playing at Wembley Stadium and meeting David Beckham in 2014 have been a few of the highlights he’s experienced so far!!

Jordan Murray (Reading FC)

Jordan joined our Development Centre at the age of 7 and carried on working extremely hard on his game over the years. In 2014 and at the age of 12 we invited Jordan into trials at Reading FC which proved successful, resulting in him being offered a well deserved 2 year Academy Contract with the U13’s. In 2015 Jordan represented Reading Academy in the Nike Cup Final at Wembley.

Sam Riley (Reading FC)

Sam is another player who came through the Advanced Sports Coaching Development system, which resulted in him signing for Reading’s Academy U9’s in 2012.

Tom Norcott (Reading FC)

Tom came into our Development Centre in 2012 mainly as an outfield player, but soon showed lots of promise as a GK. With this in mind it was felt that he should be forwarded to The Reading FC Academy for GK trials in 2013. After a successful trial period Tom signed a contract for the Academy U9’s at the start of the 2013/14 season. In 2015, Tom starred for an U9/U10 Reading Academy team which played in The Ajax Futsal Tournament in Amsterdam.

Jesse Thompson (Reading FC)

Jesse attended Advanced Sports Coaching holiday courses at the age of 4 and soon progressed through our Development Centre and onto the Academy DC. This resulted in Jesse signing for The Reading FC Academy as an U9 player in 2014.

Indie-Mae Power (Reading FC Girls)

Indie started at our Soccer Skills Academy at the age of 5 and from there she has progressed into our Swindon DC. Indie’s high levels of performance and technical ability prompted us to forward her to The Reading FC Girls Academy, where she was offered a 2 year contract in 2017.

Junior Zumaro (Bristol City FC)

Junior spent a number of years progressing through our Development Centre before becoming an integral part of our JPL team. This earned Junior trials at several clubs and he was eventually successful in being offered a contract at Bristol City FC.

Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City FC)

Antoine joined our BTEC Scholarship Course in 2016 where he spent a year receiving our high quality coaching and education. In the summer of 2017 Antoine was forwarded for trials at Reading FC and then Bristol City FC, where he was offered a 2 year contract.

Bobby Goddard (Swindon Town FC)

Bobby joined our Swindon Development Centre at the age of 5 and soon progressed into our ADC. This led to trails at Reading FC, Southampton FC and Swindon Town FC where Bobby accepted an U9 academy contract.

Joe Blackwell (Swindon Town FC)

Joe Blackwell progressed through our Swindon DC and into our JPL U15’s before earning a contract at Swindon Town FC as an U16. In 2017 Joe was then offered a professional scholarship at the club.

Jack Sutherland (Bristol Rovers FC)

Jack joined our Reading ADC at the age of 7 where he spent 2 years with us, Jack then trialled for several clubs before being offered an academy contract at Bristol Rovers.

Oliver Case (Swindon Town FC)

Olly has joined Swindon Town FC Academy from our U14’s JPL team. Olly’s performances for us also saw him become a regular in the JPL Representative team before getting his chance at STFC.

Sam White (Swindon Town FC)

JPL U12 captain Sam White spent 5 years in our Swindon based Development Centre and during this time he showed great progression and development, which earned him a place in the Swindon Town FC U12’s squad.

Oliver England (Swindon Town FC)

Oliver joined our Swindon Development Centre as an 8 year old before joining our JPL programme as an U12. Oliver’s consistent performances resulted in him having successful trials with STFC, where he gained an U14 Academy contract.

Rory England (Swindon Town FC)

Rory is the brother of Oliver, who also signed for Swindon last season. Both boys have been a part of our Dev Centre/JPL programme for a number of years.

Tom English (Bristol Rovers FC)

Tom was a member of our Chippenham Development Centre and during his time with us he also had trials at Reading and Southampton Academies, before signing for Bristol Rover FC.

Gabriel Wall (Southampton FC)

Gabriel joined us as a 6 yr old and trained with us for a couple of seasons before moving to live on the South Coast. We managed to put Gabriel in touch with Southampton FC where he was successful in gaining an U9 Academy contract.

Liam Clark (Swindon Town FC)

Liam joined our Development Centre as a 6 year old and progressed into Swindon Town FC where he signed an academy contract at the age of 9.

Josh Briggs (Swindon Town FC)

Josh joined us at the age of 6 and spent 2 years in our Development centre before joining the Swindon Town FC Pre Academy group. Josh then went on to gain an academy contract at U9.

Owen Foye (Swindon Town FC)

Owen joined our Swindon based Dev Centre at the age of 5, where he continued to develop. Owen played regular ADC matches at Reading and also for the Swindon Town Pre Academy group, before being handed an academy contract as an U9.

Owen Allison (Bristol City FC)

Owen trained in our Chippenham DC and Reading ADC for 2 years before being forwarded to Bristol City, where he was successful in gaining an U9 academy contract.

Thomas Moore (Swindon Town FC)

‘Tommo’ was a regular at our Development Centre for 4 years, in which time he became an important member or our U13 JPL team. During his time with us Tom attended trials at Reading FC and Swindon Town, resulting in him being handed an U13 Swindon Town Academy contract.

Lewis Haywood (Southampton FC)

Melksham Town player Lewis, has been a member of our Chippenham Dev Centre and also our Swindon based ADC from the age of 6. Lewis has also trained at Reading FC, Southampton FC and Swindon Town FC and will sign full academy forms later in the year when he will officially become a Southhampton Academy player at U9’s. 

Jack Holder (Swindon Town FC)

Jack attended our Swindon based Development Centre from 7 to 11 years old and was offered a STFC contract at U12.

George Cook (Swindon Town FC)

George was scouted whilst playing for local team Wanborough Wasps at the age of only 7. He was invited to join our Swindon based DC and also spent time training at Reading FC and Swindon FC, before signing an academy contract at Swindon Town FC.

Lila Saville (Bristol City FC Girls)

Lila joined our Swindon Development Centre as a 6 year old where she spent a few years before being selected to join Bristol City Girls U9’s.

Poppy Norcott (Wiltshire Girls Representative Team)

Poppy has been a member of our Chippenham Development Centre for 3 years, which has helped her in being selected to represent the Wiltshire Girls U12 squad.

Zac Berry (Bristol City FC)

Zac was spotted at the age of 7 playing for his local team Cirencester Town FC, from there he was invited into our Development Centre and later moved onto The Reading Academy Elite Centre. Zac’s consistency and high level of performance was then rewarded with an U9’s academy contract in 2013. In 2015 Zac moved on to join the Bristol City FC Academy, where he is now a key member of their squad.

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Alana and Nalani Hunt (Wiltshire Girls Representative Team)

Twins Alana and Nalani joined our Royal Wootton Bassett Soccer Skills sessions at the age of 7 and have continued to develop to a high level. Their hard work and commitment has helped them to be selected for the Wiltshire Girls Rep Team.

Billy Little (Swindon Town FC)

Billy was a regular at our DC for a couple of years before moving onto Swindon Town FC U9’s.

Max Whitfield (Swindon Town FC)

Max joined our Swindon DC at the age of 7 and was a regular for a number of years. Max signed an academy contract for Swindon Town in 2015.

Josh Keyes (Swindon Town FC)

Josh joined our Swindon ADC at the age of 6 and spent 3 years with us before being handed an academy contract with Swindon Town FC as an U9.

Dan Gallagher (Swindon Town FC)

Dan was spotted by our scouts whilst playing for local side Greenmeadow, where he played from the age of 7 years old. During the 2012/13 season Dan attended trials at both Reading Academy and Swindon Town Academy, this resulted in him being offered an U9 contract at Swindon Town FC in 2013. 

Jack Rockett (Bristol Rovers FC)

Jack was invited into our Swindon based Development Centre after being spotted as a 10 year old playing for local club Robins FC. Jack progressed quickly and was soon forwarded to Reading FC where he played and trained for the ‘U12 Shadow Squad’. During his time at Reading FC Jack also had trials with Bristol Rovers, where he was offered an Academy contract at U13’s.

Josh Shama (Oxford Utd FC)

Josh played for local team Wootton Bassett, before getting his chance with Proffesional Club Southampton. He later moved from Southampton to Reading FC, where he continued to progress through the Academy which resulted in him gaining a scholarship in 2011. In 2013 Josh moved to League 2 side Oxford Utd FC, where he signed his first professional contract.

Josh was also crowned Junior Sports Personality of the Year at the British Asian Sports Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London in February 2009.

Luke Rouse (Reading FC)

Luke attended our Development Centre from the age of 7 years old and was rewarded for all his hard work and determination with an academy contract at Reading FC, where he spent 4 years.

Raphael Araoye (Bristol City FC)

Raphael was a regular at our DC from the age of 7 before being offered a contract with Bristol City FC at the age of 9.

Josh Bolton (New Plymouth Rangers, New Zealand)

Josh started out as a Dev Centre player at the age of 6 and has since gone full circle becoming one of our most promising young coaches. After spending two years coaching, playing and studying on the BTEC Football Scholarship course, Josh was one of two players selected to experience a season of playing and coaching in New Zealand for New Plymouth Rangers.

Rory Marchant (Reading FC)

Rory gained an academy contract at U9’s after being spotted playing for local side Lydiard Youth FC.

Jaivon King (Swindon Town FC)

Jaivon was scouted by ourselves at the age of 5 and progressed through our DC’s and ADC’s before having trials at Reading FC and Swindon Town FC where he signed as an U9 in 2015.

Kian Shanley (Reading FC)

Kian came into the Development Centre at the age of 7 and after two years of hard work and dedication, he was forwarded onto the Reading FC Academy. Kian was soon rewarded with an Academy contract at the start of the 2013/14 season.

Sian Collier (Swindon Town FC)

Sian was a member of our Chippenham DC before moving on to sign for Swindon Town FC.

Jay Cole (Reading FC)

Local goalkeeper Jay attended our centres from 2011 before being handed an academy contract at Reading FC. Due to other commitments, Jay came back to us to play JPL football in 2016, but has since been forwarded back to RFC Academy, where he is currently undergoing trails once again.

Euan Turner (Swindon Town FC)

Euan, who’s another member of our successful JPL programme, entered our Swindon Development Centre at the age of 9 and has worked extremely hard over the years. His hard work and dedication were rewarded at the age of 15 with an academy contract at Swindon Town FC.

Caine Bradbury (Bristol City FC)

Caine was a regular at our Development Centre having trials at both Reading FC and Bristol City FC, which resulted in him accepting an academy contract at Bristol City FC.

Lee Cooper (Swindon Town FC)

Lee joined our Dev Centre programme at the age of 12 before progressing into our JPL U14 team. From there Lee went on trial at STFC, where he was successful in gaining an academy contract.

Harry Skippen (Swindon Town FC)

Harry trained and played for our JPL U13 team in the 2013/14 season before signing for Swindon Town FC in 2014.

Saxon Hawkins (Bristol City FC)

Saxon was scouted by us at U6 and was brought into our Academy Development Centre. From there Saxon went on to have trials with Reading FC, Southampton FC, Swindon FC before accepting an U9 contract with Bristol City.

Freddie Painter, Kendall Follit-Ricks, Willem Pooley, Josh Keyes (Swindon Town FC)

Freddie, Kendall, Willem and Josh all spent time at our DC from U6-U8 before being offered U9 contracts at Swindon Town FC.

Joel Collier (Swindon Town FC)

Joel is the third member of our successful U13 JPL team to gain an academy contract by signing for Swindon Town FC.

Harry Drag (Swindon Town FC)

Harry spent 3 years at our DC and in this time he attended trials at the Reading FC and Swindon Town FC Academies. Harry’s hard work and dedication were rewarded in August 2013 when he was offered an academy contract with Swindon Town FC U13’s.

Harvey Flippance (Swindon Town FC)

Harvey was a regular at the DC from the age of 7 after being invited to join from Pewsey FC. Harvey soon became one of the brightest prospects at the centre and this resulted in him being forwarded for trials at Reading FC and Swindon Town FC. In 2013 Harvey signed for Swindon Town FC U12’s.

Louis Scarpino-Cocking (Swindon Town FC)

Louis progressed through our Holiday Club/Soccer Skills Academy sessions to become a regular at the DC. Louis then went on trial at STFC where he was handed a contract in Dec 2013.

Callum McCormack (Swindon Town FC)

Dan was spotted by our scouts whilst playing for local side Greenmeadow, where he played from the age of 7 years old. During the 2012/13 season Dan attended trials at both Reading Academy and Swindon Town Academy, this resulted in him being offered an U9 contract at Swindon Town FC in 2013. 

Matt Botham (Swindon Town FC)

Matt spent a number of years progressing through our Development Centre and into one of our JPL teams. During this time Matt experienced having trials at Reading FC and Cheltenham Town FC, before being offered an academy contract with Swindon Town FC. 

Jacob Davidge (Swindon Town FC)

Jacob also played for Nick at Lydiard Youth and the North Wilts Rep Team for a number of years before going on trial to Reading in 2007. In 2008 Jacob moved onto the Swindon Town FC Academy and was offered a contract in 2009. In 2015 Jacob signed for Division 1, Southern League side Swindon Supermarine.

Sam Hughes (Swindon Town FC)

Sam spent 3 years at our Swindon based DC and earned an Academy contract with Swindon Town FC at the age of 9.

Samy West (Southampton FC)

Samy was invited into our Chippenham Development Centre where he spent 2 years. During his time with us Samy attended trials at Reading FC and Southampton FC and has now joined the Southampton Satellite Academy as an U10.

Aaron Moody (Swindon Town FC)

Aaron is another player to come through the same successful Lydiard Youth team as Callum and Jacob. Aaron started out as an outfield player at the age of 6 and later became a very accomplished Goalkeeper. He also captained the North Wilts Representative team before getting his break at Swindon Town FC, where he is now first choice Goalkeeper in his age group. Aaron has now been offered a scholarship at the age of 16.

Curtis Meare (Swindon Town FC)

Curtis is yet another product of the Lydiard Youth/ASC Youth side which has already seen 3 previous players step up to Academy football. Curtis is also the second goalkeeper from the club to sign a contract with Swindon Town after playing for the club for a number of years and representing the North Wilts Rep Team and Swindon Schools Rep team. In 2014, Curtis singed for Hellenic Premier League side Royal Wootton Bassett Town FC.

Kendall Follit-Ricks (Swindon Town FC)

Kendall was a member of our Swindon based ADC for 3 years before being offered an academy contract at Swindon Town FC.

Joe English (Swindon Town FC)

Joe has now become the 5th player from ASC Youth/Lydiard Youth to sign for a professional club after being offered a contract with Swindon Town in 2009. Joe was an integral part of our squad over the years and captained the team over a number of successful seasons. Joe was offered a scholarship at Swindon Town at the age of 16.

Connor Brown (Southhampton FC)

Connor was identified by ourselves whilst playing for local club Chiseldon and was put forward to Reading FC and Swindon Town FC which resulted in him signing a contract with The Swindon Town Academy late in 2009. 

Harrison Bennett (Reading FC)

Swindon born Harrison was scouted whilst playing for Lydiard Youth. Harrison has been at the RFC Academy for a number of years having signed at the age of 9 years old.

Adam Davidson (Bristol City FC)

Adam joined our DC and later ADC from Croft FC as a 7 year old, Adam was forwarded to Reading FC and also had trials at Bristol City before signing for the latter in 2015.

Jake Love (Swindon Town FC)

Jake was spotted by our scouts playing for local side Wroughton Youth and was invited into our Development Centre. From here Jake progressed through the Advanced group, into the Elite group and then into the Academy DC, before finally being forwarded for trials at Reading FC and Swindon Town FC. Jake was rewarded with an Academy contract at STFC in 2014.

Omaree Cox (Oxford United FC)

Omaree joined our U7 Development Centre group and progressed well, encouraging Oxford United to sign him at U9’s.

Oliver Rejek (Swindon Town FC)

Oliver joined our DC in 2009 before going on to have trials with Reading and Swindon Town. This lead to him being accepted into the STFC Academy in September 2010.

Juan Saloutis (Swindon Town FC)

Rhys Wells (Swindon Town FC)

Rhys spent a short spell with us before singing for Swindon Town Academy.

Evander Grubb, Joseph Fallon, Michael Friend, Harvey Swain (Bristol Rovers FC)

Evander, Joseph, Michael and Harvey all spent time in our successful development programme, which resulted in them signing for Bristol Rovers Academy.

Henry Davis (Swindon Town FC)

Henry started at the Development Centre at the age of 6 and was rewarded with a STFC Academy contract with the U9 team.

Tommy Suter (Swindon Town FC)

Tommy joined the Dev Centre as an U6 and was awarded an Academy contract at U9.

Harvey Fox (Swindon Town FC)

Harvey was invited to trial at Reading FC in 2012 before signing for STFC at U9’s.

Harry Parsons (Swindon Town FC)

Harry trained and played with the DC in 2010/11and went on to have trials with Reading and Swindon Town. Harry was offered the chance to join both clubs and opted to join STFC in 2011.

Oliver Whitely (Swindon Town FC)

Goalkeeper Oliver had trials at RFC before signing for STFC in 2012.

Alex Dinsmore (Cheltenham Town FC)

Alex played for local teams Wootton Bassett, Lydiard Youth and Swindon Youth, also having trials at RFC and STFC before breaking into the Cheltenham Town Academy at the age of 14.

Ulas Akkus (Swindon Town FC)

Ulas was recommended to the RFC Academy for trials by our scouts in 2012. Unfortunately, Ulas was not signed, however succesful trials followed at STFC where Ulas is now playing academy football.

Jowan Partridge (Swindon Town FC)

Jowan attended our Development Centre in 2013 before being signed by Swindon Town at the age of 9.

Ben Huxtable (Swindon Town FC)

Ben joined us at the age of 6 and continued at the DC before being invited into Swindon Town FC where he signed academy forms at U9.

Daniel Waugh (Swindon Town FC)

Dan joined the Development Centre in 2011 and progressed to The Swindon Town Academy in 2013.

Adam Coombs (Swindon Town FC)

Adam was spotted playing for Stanton U8’s and invited to join our Development Centre. Adam progressed well during his time with us and was rewarded with a contract at Swindon Town’s Academy.

William Fowler (Swindon Town FC)

Whilst attending our DC William was signed by STFC U9’s Academy after succesful trials in 2012.

Brandon Martin (Swindon Town FC)

Brandon Martin earned an academy contract at The Swindon Town FC Academy after working hard at our DC for 2 years.

Owen Windsor (Swindon Town FC)

Owen joined the Dev Centre as an U6 and was awareded an Academy contract at U9.

Morgan Johnson (Swindon Town FC)

Morgan joined the Dev Centre as an U6 and was awarded an Academy contract at U9.

Scott Taylor (Swindon Town FC)

Whilst attending our DC in 2012 Scott went on trial to STFC where he was succesful in gaining an academy contract.

Gemma Shepherd (Wiltshire Girls School of Excellence)

Gemma was a regular at our After School Club at Cherhill School in 2007/08. It was whilst attending our sessions that we forwarded Gemma onto the Wiltshire Girls School of Excellence, where she won the U12 Special Achievement Award in her first season at the centre.

Hannah Brunskill Wiltshire (Girls School of Excellence)

Hannah was coached by Advanced Sports Coaching for around 3 years before becoming our second girl player to have successful trials and be invited to join the Wiltshire Girls School of Excellence.

Schools Rep Team Successes 2016/17

A massive well done to the following former Development Centre players who have recently been chosen to represent Swindon Schools Representative Team for the 2017/18 season. ASC Ltd are proud to have had an input into helping these players achieve this level and we look forward to helping more achieve the same in the future.

  • Alec Gawthropp
  • Noah Cranswick-Coates
  • Gabriel Reivers
  • Brooklyn Leipus
  • Harley Kearns
  • Julian Nunn
  • Joe Beavis

Future Successes

Advanced Sports Coaching Ltd regularly has players on trial at various clubs including: Reading FC, Southampton FC, Bristol City and Swindon Town FC and we wish these players all the best in their quest to become The Professional Players of the future.