Who Are We?

What is Football Samurai Academy?

Football Samurai Academy Ltd is an incredible Japanese football company that operates in the United Kingdom. At Football Samurai Academy we look to increase participation in football amongst young children as well as providing international students the chance to study abroad through the B-TEC Sports Programme. Football Samurai Academy Ltd in the UK launched a football club Football Samurai Academy, academy team target age is U5 ~ U17, in the 2013, and  London Samurai Rovers, first team target age is over 18, in the 2017/2018 season. After the success of the first team by winning division 1 and being promoted to the Premier Division the company merged with J L Rovers and is currently known as London Samurai Rovers FC.

Coaches Experiences at Football Samurai Academy

A current coach at Football Samurai Academy who has obtained his FA Level 1 Coaching football License discovered the academy through Daisuke (Samurai coach) on his FA level 1 coaching course. His first impression of the club was their excellent level of management. Through the club’s facilities and websites that translates via a click of a button from Japanese to English. As a coach he learned greatly from the Football Samurai Academy coaches through observation how they develop the academy players, this provided him with great insight on how to apply this to future coaching sessions with the club. As a coach he looks at himself as a strategist, someone who can solve problems to overcome barriers that professional clubs and lower leagues experience. As players may find it challenging to transfer training practices such as movement, shooting or passing into competitive competition whether it is a league or cup match. Therefore as a coach he would like to offer support and player development throughout the season to players individually and as a team in order to be a success.

Our London Ambassador 

Here at Football Samurai Academy we are proud to have a Japanese national team player and Premier league for Southampton centre back as our ambassador. From 2020 Maya Yoshida currently plays for Serie A team Sampdoria. Maya Yoshida has partnered with Samurai in our fast growing Japanese youth football academy in Acton West London. He is extremely happy to have this responsibility as this is a role of great value in assisting with the team’s development.

Career Highlights

  • 2008-  Call up for Japan U-23’s team
  • 2008 – Call up and played in 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
  • 2012-2020  Premier League Club Southampton 
  • 2009- 1st Senior debut for national team 
  • 2018- Selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
  • 2018- Selected for AFC Asian Cup 
  • 2020- Serie A Sampdoria