Hamiltons Football Academy

Hamiltons Football Academy is the brainchild of Gordon Igesund and Bryn Ressell. The duo first discussed the idea of establishing a football academy in early 2017 and this finally came to fruition in July 2018 with the formation of the Hamiltons Football Academy SA None Profit Company.

The founding principles are designed to utilize the power of sport and work towards creating a safe environment where young boys and girls are forwarded the opportunity to develop essential life skills while showcasing and harnessing their sporting talent. 

At Hamiltons Football Academy our players will travel on a stimulating journey through a detailed football programme. One designed to create an environment and culture that will challenge, inspire and encourage the ambitions of aspiring young footballers. Read more


Corporate Social Investment

A donation to the Hamiltons Football Academy SA NPC can attract B-BBEE points under the Socio-Economic Development category. Hamiltons Football Academy is compliant with the BBBEE codes of good practice.

Community Empowerment

We regularly engage with community leaders, members, headmasters and local sports clubs by conducting motivational talks, offer guidance on life skills to empower the youth to make responsible and healthy choices.

Through our coaching workshops we empower community members, creating leaders which allows them to conduct well structured coaching sessions.


Gordon Igesund is a record breaking South African Football Coach, having coached professionally for over 30 years. He is the only coach to win four Premier League Championships with four different teams in four different cities. He was announced Premier League Coach of the Decade in 2006.

Waleed Abrahams is a certified CAF Licensed Coach. He has applied his coaching skills at various clubs /academies in South Africa and Europe with visits & short courses to the Scottish FA, Manchester City Academy, Blackburn Rovers Academy, St Truiden, Ajax Amsterdam & UAE Football Association.

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