Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching  
Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching

The Coaching Team

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy is now into it's 6th Season, with increased focus on providing intense, high quality football coaching.

We have committed our Coaching Team to provide an extra hour on a Friday for all of our Academy Players, which we believe will support their personal development.

Matt and Franny played under many Managers during their time at Southampton FC and some failed to get the best out of them. Here at Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy, we have a fantastic blend of Head Coaches, Coaches and Coaching Assistants and a support team. All of them are committed to focussing on and improving all of our Players by providing continuity and consistently delivering high quality coaching.


Matt's Natural Coaching Programme is creating opportunities to progress from grassroots level, as we have seen a growing number of our Players, being offered Trials and Contracts with Professional Football Clubs, which has been a natural consequence of Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth attending our Academy Training Sessions.


Here at Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy, we believe the natural coaching environment we are creating, provides a special platform for our Players to be viewed by Professional Football Clubs, who we invite to observe and approach our Players, who impress, without any distraction or pressure being placed on our Players.

Our focus and drive is to provide all of our Players with a Natural CoachingnProgramme and Environment that allows them to flourish, play with freedom and Smile....


All of Our Fantastic Coaching Team support our values.......... and are having a powerful, positive influence on our Players.

Matt Le Tissier - "Le God"

Matt needs little introduction. Scoring 209 Goals for Southampton FC during an impressive career showcasing his Flair and "Natural Ability," Matt's aim now is to share his Philosophy. Matt has hand-picked his Coaching Team and believes that his Team can deliver his "Natural Coaching Programme" to give every young upcoming Player, the best chance possible of fulfilling their "Natural Potential"

Francis Benali - Academy Head Coach

Franny, a former team mate of Matt at Southampton FC, delivers high intensity quality sessions that both he and Matt actually took part in during their careers.

Franny is able to relate sessions to the actual professional game, with tips and advice from playing with and against some of the best players in the world.

Recently receiving "Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year" at the Just-Giving Awards, Franny is a fantastic role-model for all our Coaches and Players.

Jody Rivers - Director of Coaching

Matt trusts Jody to deliver his Philosophy through the "Natural Coaching Programme," heading up the Coaching as well as mentoring our younger Coaches. Jody offers forward thinking coaching methods, which has seen him visit many Professional Clubs to gain experience as well as going through the UEFA Coaching Badges. Jody has a real eye for attention to detail in technical coaching methods, which has been passed on to our other Coaches as well as Players.

Keith Granger - Head Goalkeeping Coach

Keith, our Head Goalkeeping Coach, provides excellent training and offers fantastic coaching advice and techniques. Keith is highly thought of within the professional game in his pursuit of excellence, as well as a personality second to none. Demanding yet understanding, Keith and his team are developing our goalkeepers at Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy.

Pele - Academy U18 Head Coach

Ex Saints & West Bromwich Albion Player, UEFA B Licensed Coach. Pele has played at the highest level in England. Pele provides an International flair to MLT Natural Coaching with his unique Portugese Style approach. Pele heads up the Coaching at our Monday Development Centres as well as being the AFC Totton U18s Manager. MLT Natural Coaching believe Pele has enhanced our Coaching Team and everyone adores him xxx

Joe Partington - Academy Coach

Ex-AFC Bournemouth & current Bristol Rovers FC player, Joe is a member of the MLT Natural Coaching Academy Team. Joe is currently focussing on his playing career, however he is keen and committed to "make a Positive Difference" to our Academy Players, as and when his availability permits. Joe acts as a fantastic role model and he is totally committed to delivering Matt's Philosophy.

Ben Jefford - Academy Coach

Currently playing for Welling United in the Vanarma National League South. Ben is a key member of the MLT Natural Coaching Academy U16 Team. Ben is a real benefit to our Academy Players, acting as a fantastic role model as well as putting on Professional sessions, linking to Matt's Philosophy.

Ruben Pinto - Academy Coach & Academy Player Analyst

Ruben is a Level 2 Qualified Football Coach and is developing an important coaching and analysing role within MLT Natural Coaching. Ruben is driven to support and enhance our players and is an important member of Pele's AFC Totton U18's Coaching Team and a role model for other coaches and players.

Sam Phillips - Academy Coach

Sam is FA 2 Level Qualified and has an important role within MLT Natural Coaching, as he works with our youngest players, encouraging all of them to adopt Matt's Philosophy, whilst of course having fun. Sam thrives on coaching the 5-7 Year Old's, aiming for them to naturally progress within MLT Natural Coaching Academy.


Callum Buckley- Academy Coach & Player Analyst

Ex-AFC Bournemouth player Callum is real asset to MLT Natural Coaching with huge potential. A young, enthusiastic character, Callum is a FA Level 2 Qualified Football Coach who is currently playing for Weymouth FC. Callum is keen to "Make a Positive Difference" and with Ruben will be analysing our Academy Players.


Elliott Cooke - Academy Coach

Elliott is FA Level 2 Qualified and a vital member of our Academy Coaching Team. He is a positive, outgoing Coach who is growing in stature and experience at MLT Natural Coaching Academy. Elliott is always motivated and keen to help make a Positive Difference through coaching.

Joshua Davies - Academy Coach

Josh is one of our youngest Coaches and is keen to benefit from the tremendous blend of coaches, all of whom form our MLT Natural Coaching Team.

Terry New - Academy Coach

Terry is a Level 2 Qualified Football Coach and delivers quality coaching sessions, which adopt Matt's Philosophy, whist encouraging our Players of all ages to enjoy themselves and don't fear making mistakes.

Eilidh Currie - Academy Coach

Eilidh is currently unable to coach due to her commitment to Portsmouth Ladies. Eilidh demonstrates a real passion for the Game and we all wish her well this season.

Mark Borham - Education & Child Welfare Officer

Mark plays a key role within Matt's "Natural Coaching Programme," delivering Personal Performance Reviews to all Academy Players, liasing with Schools & Parents, proving a real asset to MLT Natural Coaching. Mark's role now includes mentoring our younger coaches to become our Head Coaches in the future.

Claire Phillips - Administrator (T. 02380 602373, M. 07731 703576)

Claire maintains a Register of all the boys who attend the MLT Natural Coaching Academy on Wednesday’s and oversees the Administration. Please contact Claire, if you are unable to attend on a Wednesday and ensure you Register before your Wednesday Session.

We all have a common goal to create an environment for every player to improve, not only as a player, but as a person.
MLT Natural Coaching are totally focussed on delivering quality coaching and building on the relationships with Premier League Clubs, like AFC Bournemouth and Southampton Football Club are always welcome to visit our Academy Sessions.


We expect these relationships to flourish and we look forward to welcoming more Professional Football Clubs along to Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy Wednesday Sessions, as our reputation grows for nurturing natural talent.

The rest of the Team include:

Steve Phillips - Managing Director (M. 07415 888851)
Mitch Le Tissier - Academy Coach
Simon Arthur - Goalkeeping Coach

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Matt’s Philosophy
Matt's Philosophy is unique and Matt's "Aims & Objectives" is delivering to every boy, a "Natural Coaching" programme, which is providing opportunities for everyone attending to be guided into a Professional Football Club.

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About MLT Natural Coaching
Matt was renowned for his fantastic skills, vision and scorer of spectacular goals and our sessions are planned around this style of play. We look to encourage positive, "natural" play...

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