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 5th 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 - Academy Head Coach

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 - Community 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 & Community Football Coach

Ex-AFC Bournemouth & current Bristol Rovers FC player, Joe is a key member of the MLT Natural Coaching Academy Team. Joe is keen and committed to "make a Postive Difference" to our Academy Players, acting as a fantastic role model. Joe is totally committed to delivering Matt's Philosophy.

Ben Jefford - Academy & Community Football Coach

Currently playing for Welling United in the Vanarma National League South. Ben is a key member of the MLT Natural Coaching Academy 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 & Community Football Coach

Ruben is a Level 2 Qualified Football Coach who is keen to play a part with what we're doing within the Local Community. Ruben is part of Pele's AFC Totton U18's Coaching Team and a role model for other coaches and players.

Sam Phillips - Business Development Manager & Coach

Matt has appointed Sam to play an important role within MLT Natural Coaching. Matt's aim is to enhance his "Natural Coaching Programme," with Sam being tasked to develop and nurture Business & Marketing opportunities, within the Local Schools and Football Clubs as well as being a FA Level 2 Qualified Football Coach, heading up our Saturday Morning Centre at Wyvern College.



Callum Buckley- Academy & Community Football Coach

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" in local Schools and Youth Football in Southampton.


Elliott Cooke - Academy & Community Football Coach

Elliott is a vital member of our Coaching Team, based in Salisbury, working alongside Jody in delivering our Natural Coaching Programme to Schools in Wilshire. Elliott is keen to help have a Positive Difference within his work.

Joshua Davies - Academy & Community Apprentice

Josh is our youngest member of Staff, making great steps on our Apprenticeship Programme. Josh is enjoying working alongside Jody in delivering our Natural Coaching Programme to Schools in Wilshire and is keen to develop as a Coach.

Terry New - Academy & Community Football Coach

Terry is a Level 2 Qualified Football Coach who is keen to play a part with what we're doing within the Local Community. Terry is keen to deliver Coaching sessions to benefit all ages.

Eilidh Currie - Academy & Community Football Coach

Eilidh is showing great potential as a young Football Coach. Playing for Portsmouth Ladies, Eilidh is keen to to develop her Coaching and a delight to have in the Team. Eilidh demonstrates a real passion for the Game, and continues to "Make a Positive Difference" with her involvement.

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.

Joanne Cridland - Toynbee School Community Manager

Joanne is very keen for the local community to benefit and utilise the excellent facilities available to hire at Toynbee. As Community Manager, Joanne is pro-active and can be contacted on 02380 279298.

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 - Football 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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