‘’Welcome to the Buckswood Football academy. I am very proud and honoured to lead this team of staff and students. We will ensure that each young person who joins us, is not only coached to reach their potential on the pitch, but also prepared for life off the pitch too. At Buckswood Football Academy we work hard and prioritise commitment and focus, we care, and we prepare our young people to be resilient on the pitch and off the pitch. We are lifelong learners, we are effective team players and we have a champion’s mentality.

The Buckswood Football Academy has a commitment to developing young players and to give them every opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential. ‘’
Head of Football

Trevor Bumstead

Head of Football

Trevor holds both his UEFA A licence and Advanced Youth Award. His coaching experience includes 5 years as the Arsenal FC, Academy U16 Head Coach and 10 years as the Lead Youth Development Phase coach at West Ham United Football Club. He has previously worked with the likes of England International Declan Rice and Dutch International Donyell Malen as well as many others.

Darren Horsmann

Assistant Head of Football

Darren holds his UEFA B License and FA Level 2 Goalkeeping award. Darren previously worked for both Chelsea and Brighton Football Clubs and has worked at the Buckswood Academy for 4 years.

Dan Hutchins

Academy Coach

Dan possesses his FA Level 2 Coaching Award and is currently still playing as a goalkeeper in non-league football for Langley Wanderers. Dan has worked at the Buckswood Academy for 2 years.

Megan McCready

Girls Lead Academy Coach

Megan possesses her FA Level 2 Coaching Award and is currently studying for her FA Level 3. Megan joined Buckswood this year to Lead our new girls football academy having previously worked with the girls football teams at Bromsgrove School. She currently plays for Hastings United Ladies and previously spent time in the Brighton & Hove Albion Girls Centre of Excellence.