Matthew Gray
Academy Manager

I started Academy 59 in 2017, as I believe there to be a lack of top quality football coaching available to grassroots players. I have a passion for football and football coaching, and I want to see the local game improve and give players a platform to develop.

I hold UEFA B license and FA Youth Award coaching qualifications. As well as coaching Academy 59, I also work within professional football, working day to day with elite players, and in the Semi-Professional adult game .

This standard of coaching is what I want to make readily available to all grassroots players within the Hull and East Riding area, and to improve the local grassroots game as a whole.

Jon Tucker
Academy Coach

Jon is an experienced coach of 13 years, working with players of all levels both here in the UK and abroad.

Jon holds his FA Level 2 in Football Coaching, as well as the Level 3 FA Youth Award. He has spent 3 seasons working in professional academy football, and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team.

Dan Nicholson

Academy Coach

Dan has 24 years of coaching experience, 22 of them in a professional club academy!

As well as working in youth football coaching, Dan has coached successfully in Semi-professional adult football, as worked as an FA coach Educator and even for the Premier League.

Dan is a UEFA B license coach, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.