Moorland Coaches

Coach Charlie Jackson

Our Academy Director

Mr Charlie Jackson

Charlie has worked with some of the finest young footballers during his 25 years in coaching. Coach Jackson has forged a world-class reputation within coaching circles, due to his record of signing young players to Category 1 Academies.

A high number of these players have gone on to sign professionally for clubs such as Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Liverpool, Everton, Burton Albion, Villarreal in La Liga, along with Real Salt Lake and New England Revolution in the MLS.

Additionally, some players have been selected to represent their national teams such as England, Scotland and Kenya.

Previously Charlie also gained his international honours by accepting the invitation to join the Scottish FA setup, by way of becoming a development coach for the Scottish FA Regional Centre, again held at Moorland’s training facilities. The latter being the only one of its type outside of Scotland.

Coach Jackson has earned plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as from the powers that be at UEFA and European giants Ajax of Amsterdam.

Coach Jackson has also held coaching roles within the Academy setups of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United and is currently the Manchester City FC Technical Skills Coach.

“Charlie Jackson is one of the most progressive, forward thinking football coaches I have seen. Having witnessed his school team in action, you could be forgiven for thinking it was Arsenal or Barcelona in their prime. If you want to give your child the best possible opportunity to succeed in the game then working with Charlie at Moorland will give them every chance.”

Peter Sanderson
Moorland Guests

Impressive Guest Coaches

As no stranger to big names, the academy regularly welcomes world-renowned talent to tutor and mentor, alongside our regular coaches. From title winning players, to vastly experienced academy coaches our students gain invaluable knowledge.