St Mary’s University is the leading sports university in London. The university has a vibrant research culture and environment. In addition St Mary’s has a strong and welcoming presence of students from all backgrounds and areas of life. Thus, in return all staff members are committed to perform to the highest standard of teaching across our wide range of courses from undergraduate and postgraduate. For students we have taken a BTEC-Level sports/Exercise science here are some courses that may interest you are interested in attaining a sports degree. Some of the courses St Marys has to offer for sports students are Sports science (single or double honours) and Sports psychology (with sports science and sports business). There are professional athletes such as Sir Mo Farah who trains on our athletics track and lives locally.
How is student life at St Marys?
My name is Rianna. I am a 3rd year University student at St Marys. Campus life at St Mary’s is very resourceful as all the facilities and support you need is on the campus. For students who live in dorms on campus or nearby can choose to eat in our lunch hall with fully prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner, as the university does not allow students to cook in dorms for health and safety reasons. Or students can eat out although you will have to take local transport to do this. The campus has two libraries, one on the main campus and another 5 minutes down the road from the Naylor library. St Mary’s has sports hall that consist of indoor facilities that include a gym, futsal, badminton. St Marys has a sports field used for rugby and football and next to this there is Mo Farah athletics track which stands in front of the student café. The university takes part in various sports such as football, rugby, weightlifting, athletics to name a few.
Football In London
London’s most notable sports are football, cycling, tennis and rowing, swimming and rugby. However football is one of the pride and joys of London culture with London’s biggest clubs being Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are known internationally around the world through Premier League and their football tours. The fiercest rivalries amongst the London clubs is the north London derby Arsenal vs Tottenham other notable rivalries are Chelsea vs Arsenal.
Tourism In London
Some great attractions in London include London bridge, London eye great for view of London as a whole, Wembley Stadium, The Olympic stadium The Harry potter theatre.
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.
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