Meet the team behind the development and training of your children.


At Gold Talents Academy we pride ourselves in the quality and high standards of our coaches and our children’s programmes. Good coaches are mentors to growing children and can be the foundation of a lifetime of confidence and self-esteem. All our coaches are certified by The FA (see below for details) and are DBS(Disclosure & Barring Service) cleared.


 Marco Lopes

  • UEFA B Certificate
  • Level 2 Goalkeeper Certificate
  • Youth Model 1 Certificate



 Amir Ramadan

  • Level 1 Certificate

All our coaches have:

  • FA Certificate in Coaching Football
  • FA Emergency AID Certificate
  • FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • FA Learning Soccer Parent Certificate
  • FA Learning Laws of the Game certificate


Our staff of vibrant, talented individuals is committed to providing the highest quality instruction and service to our customers, day in, day out. From the very first phone call to the office, to the class itself, we aim to deliver nothing short of the best in every aspect of what we do. We are always available to answer your questions and hear your feedback.


Marco Lopes

Owner & Founder

Marco Lopes was a professional footballer for 12 years. He played for the Portuguese National Team Under 21′s and the Angola National First Team. When his career came to an end he decided take a course in football coaching. Marco’s ambition is to pass on his great knowledge, passion and understanding of the game to future generations.


Telma Lopes

Secretary/Finance Manager

Telma is responsible for making sure the Academy runs efficiently and that high standards of service are achieved and exceeded. Telma also speaks 5 languages which are English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Criolo of Guine Bissau.