My name is Aaron Haywood and I am Head Coach and one of the co-founders of AFC Nasaa. Our club was established in 2015 by Michael Adusei, Myself and Zavon Hines.

Our aim is to develop exciting players who are technically proficient and comfortable on the ball. We pride ourselves on bringing a professional edge to grassroots football through our coaching and playing experiences which has been a key point to our success in such a short time.

Our Aim is to use this project to help tackle vulnerable young people from

community, who are potentially getting involved in gang activities from an early age.

We use intense exercising and a lot of mental exercises to challenge the young people as well as we organise match fixtures trips outside of their environment.

Over the course of these seasons we have had great success and several boys show their worth and have been rewarded with contract sand early scholarships at the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, Fulham, QPR, Millwall and Sutton. With many more trialling across the season at various London clubs.

The work cannot stop here, and we look forward to an exciting season ahead, with plenty instore.

This upcoming season we will be entering 7 age groups into the Junior Premier league and the London County Saturday Youth Football League; Under 7s, 8s, 9s, 11s, 12s, 13s and Under 15s.

Club Honours:


U13 League Champions

League Cup Winners

London FA Club of the Year


U14 League Champions

U13 League Champions

U14 League Cup Winners

U14 London Cup Runners Up


U15 League Champions

U15 London Cup Runners Up

U15 League Cup Winners


U13 League Champions

U13 League Cup Runners Up


U12 League Champions

Safeguarding Policy

Please read our Child Safeguarding Policy and please contact our Club Welfare Officer if you have any cause for concern.

Afc nasaa Football Club acknowledge its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.  A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any football activity.  

We subscribe to the Football Association's ( The FA ) Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the policy statement contained in that document.

The key principles of the FA Safeguarding Children Policy are that:

The child's welfare is, and must always be the paramount consideration

All children and young people have a right to be protected form abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, faith or belief

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

Working in partnership with other organisation's, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential.

We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to taken part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse.

Afc Nasaa Football Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.

Afc Nasaa Football Club has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying.  It is noted and accepted that The Football Association's Safeguarding Regulations ( see the FA Handbook) applies to everyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.  This means whether you are a volunteer, match official, helper on club tours, football coach, club official or medical staff.


All current Afc Nasaa Football Club members working in eligible roles, with children and young people – such as managers and coaches are required to hold an in-date FA accepted Enhanced CRC with Barring List check as part of responsible recruitment practice.

It is noted and accepted that the FA will consider the relevance and significance of the information obtained via the CRC process and that all suitability decisions will be made in accordance with legislations and in the best interests of children and young people.


It is accepted that The FA aims to prevent people with a history of relevant and significant offending from having contact with children or young people and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with children or young people.  This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to children and to minimise the risk of 'grooming' within football.




Through experience derived from playing competitive football we aim to enhance life skills such as teamwork commitment, consistency, communication through our programs in a supportive environment.


By demonstrating the values of inclusiveness, cooperation determination and passion, we strive to be role models to the young people at the club and expand into the larger community in which we operate.


With the first class facilities and specialist support staff across various disciplines and elite games programme, we hope that every player will have both a positive and enriching feeling with us.



Aaron Haywood


Aaron played semi-professional /county football from youth to adult. He has also played for various clubs in Mid Sussex county League, combined Counties League & Rymans.

Aaron has played with St. Francis Rangers FC, Haywards Heath Town, Merstham FC and Croydon Athletic FC

Aaron has also Coached at various grassroots clubs too including - Croydon Cobras Under 13s, 14s & 15s / Carshalton Athletic Under 15s

Aaron has worked previously worked for Fulham FC within their development centres in south London.

Most recently working at Crystal Palace FC for 5 seasons within the academy.

Zavon Hines


Zavon began his professional football career in the academy of West Ham United. At the age of 20, Zavon was promoted to the West Ham first team.

Whilst in the first team for West Ham, he was called up for the England under 21’s team.

Zavon played and scored in ever League in the English professional leagues.

He was bought by Burnley Football club, then went on to play for AFC Bournemouth, Bradford City, Dagenham & Redbridge, Southend United and Chesterfield in the EFL.

Few highlights of Zavon’s playing career was, playing in the Premier League for West Ham, playing for England 21s and getting promoted and reaching a domestic cup final with League 2 Bradford City.

Michael Adusei


Michael Adusei is now a qualified football coach/personal fitness trainer.

Michael is also a qualified high-risk mediator. He currently works for a company called CCM (Captital Conflict Management). When violent disputes put lives and the safety of others at risk, Michael is assigned to step in to resolve conflict and break the cycle of violence.

Michael has had the privilege to work premier league team crystal palace (pre-academy) Michael has also coached at semi pro level at Carshalton with the under 14s. Michael also shadowed the manager at Dagenham and Redbridge, worked at Chelsea football club for 2 years as an academy scout.


Afc Nasaa football club is a non profit community based organisation.

We seek to provide equal opportunity to develop the physical, mental and emotional of our players coaches managers, committee members volunteers of different gender and ethnic backgrounds.


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