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Aces Academy WELCOMES David Thorpe  

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Alex Aces are delighted to announce that the well traveled and experienced David Thorpe will coach our Alex Aces under 14's this season.

Alex Aces Academy, who won the u13 and u15 Gauteng Academy Development League last season, are again expected to be a force in local youth football this season.

Last seasons teams were (in league under-13 position) were: Black Aces FC, Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits, Jomo Cosmos, Moroka Swallows, Black Aces FC U12, Rosina Sedibane, University of Pretoria, Kaizer Chiefs FC, Orlando Pirates FC, School of Excellence.

Aces have again entered their teams into the premier youth development league, the SAFA Gauteng Development League and have entered both a pre-academy u12 and u14's in their respective leagues - the ONLY club who have done this.

Our Academy u19's will be an entirely Alexandra based squad who will train under Mxolisi Mngomezulu, the Alex FA's technical director and a CAF A licensed coach.

The full Aces Academy team coaches who will report into academy director Tony Dias are:

Under 12: Miguel Leite

Under 13: Mitch Stevens

Under 14: David Thorpe

Under 15: Raymond Seneo

Under 17: Tony Dias

Under 19: Mxolisi Mngomezulu

New Aces Academy u14 coach, David Thorpe – Coaching history and qualifications

1. University of Pretoria, TUKS Football Academy, South Africa

  • Academy: Technical and Administrative Coordinator

 2. UK International Soccer, USA

  • Delivering sessions in the New York and Connecticut, USA

3. Lincoln City Football Club Centre of Excellence

  •  Coaching in a development environment for the Centre of Excellence sides with the aim of creating players that are able to compete in the professional first team

4. Manchester United Soccer Schools International Coach

  •  Working on Long Term International Projects in South Africa, Dubai, Asia and USA, delivering specific coaching programmes tailored to the local market
  • Coaching on short term International Projects in countries such as Asia, Portugal, Australia and Switzerland

 5. Boston United Centre of Excellence

  • Delivering  coaching sessions to the Under 15 age group

 6. England University Coach

  • Coach England University Representative Squad


  • South African Level one
  • The FA Age Appropriate Level One Module
  • South African Football Association Introduction Course
  • The FA Age Appropriate Introductory Module
  • FA Youth Coaches Course ( U11/12-16yrs)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football ( UEFA B licence )


July 2018
Motlhalosi 'Junior' Nare in U17 National squad
Aces U17 in Gauteng Engen Knockout Challenge
June 2018
Tough day at office for Aces Academy
CONGRATS Keegan Mitchell
Pirates host Aces in Development League
Black Aces Academy News
Good day for Aces Academy
May 2018
Aces Academy Updates
Aces Academy Updates
Aces U17 Qualify for Engen Knockout Gauteng Tournament
April 2018
Aces Academy participate in Engen Knockout Challenge
CONGRATS Keegan Mitchell
Black Aces Academy Results
March 2018
Black Aces Academy News
February 2018
Black Aces Academy 2017/18
December 2017
Aces Academy 2017 Awards
November 2017
October 2017
Business end of Academy League
Aces youth off to North West
Aces Academy hosts Panorama FC
Double header for our Academy
September 2017
Aces Academy away to Sundowns
Black Aces Academy Results
Aces Youth Development News
Aces Academy Current Top Goal Scorers
Excellent Academy performances.
August 2017
Aces Academy Results vs Bidboys Development
Aces Academy Vs School of Excellence
Aces do well against Supersport Academy
Aces Academy whitewash Shumba
Aces Academy update
July 2017
Aces appreciation!
South Africa narrowly edged by Malawi
Tough Luck SAU17's
SA U17 leave it till late against Madagascar
A striker in the making - Nare
Amajimbos narrowly edged by Zambia
Amajimbos brush aside young Mambas
Bryn Deeley included in SA National U17 team
Two Aces Academy players selected for SA U17
Brad Cross called up to U20's
4 U17 players in final trials
Aces Academy all record wins vs Platinum Stars
7 Academy Players selected for trials
June 2017
Aces youth excel
Aces Academy next fixture in Roodepoort
Alex Black Aces Academy News
Academy Update
May 2017
Aces Academy achieve clean-sweep over Cosmos