Oxfordshire Skill Acquisition Academy

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OSA Academy Testimonials


Des Buckingham

New Zealand national assistant Manager & U21 New Zealand National Manager

Other Roles include Oxford United F.C First team Goal Keeping Coach, U17 Elite Coach, First Team Head Coach (manager) Wellington Phoenix F.C & Stoke City FC U23 Coach


FIFA PRO LICENCE , UEFA A Licence Outfield & UEFA A Licence Goal Keeping Coach 

''I have spent time working with Declan and Adam within a professional environment, their enthusiasm and attention to detail allows sessions to be fun, challenging and appropriate to the needs of the players. 

The Academy allows for players to have an opportunity to be coached good techniques and skills at a key development age by highly qualified and age appropriate coaches, offering each player the platform to progress their football potential within a safe and fun training and games environment''.

Aidan Hawtin 

Oxford United First Team Player

After going through the academy system myself the technical coaching OSAA is perfect for children around Oxfordshire to give them the right skill set & opportunities to take them to next level in football through detailed training sessions & elite fixtures. 

Miles Welch Hayes

 Macclesfield Town FC First Team Player 

 The coaching delivered by staff at OSAA is second to none. Their attention to detail with sessions is great. Weather it be an after school club or a development session OSAA cater for all needs of all children of all ages. The elite games program is a great window of opportunity for all players within their academy system. 

"I would like to say a huge thank you to Declan for the 1 to 1 goal keeping coaching he has been giving my son, after an arm injury my son had he wasn't feeling confident about going back in goal but now he is currently doing weekly sessions and is coming on amazingly well. Without these sessions I don't think my son would have got back into goal keeping. He also attends the holiday courses with Declan, Adam and their staff and enjoys every minute of being there, not only do they provide excellent football coaching they have also taught my son to tie his shoe laces which he has learnt in just one session by watching a coaches method. I cant thank them all enough"

- Sara Good, Under 9 Academy Parent.

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