Aaron Wan-Bissaka - Manchester United & England
“Jamie coached me for most my schoolboy years after I joined Crystal Palace. He was my team manager for the first two years then coached me again at U15 after whilst I was at Oasis Academy.
I really enjoyed playing for Jamie, his sessions were always detailed but fun and looking back they really helped me. He was very disciplined but always fair and well respected.
Ollie Bennett was in the same team until we were U18 and i’m not surprised he’s gone into coaching too.
Unique FA’s the best place for any young player who wants to improve, they are serious about development and I can’t recommend them highly enough”!
Mandela Egbo - Borussia Monchengladbach
“I had heard all sorts of good stuff about Jamie Waller, before he took me under his wing back as an under 13, and it was only 30 seconds into my first training session with him when I began to understand what everyone was raving about! Jamie helped me through probably the hardest time I’ve ever had as a footballer. All his sessions were planned exquisitely & every tactic seemed just right. His banter was the stand-out thing about him though and, even a few years on, he’s still able to have a laugh and a joke with the lads – but don’t get me wrong, if you step out of line he’ll tell you. But he naturally has that balance that lots of other coaches have to work for years to perfect!
The most important thing I’ve got to say to Jamie right now is a big thank you for that year that you took me on and brought my confidence and ability right back up to where it needed to be.
Wish you all the best in the future coach… Good Luck!”
Freddie Woodman - Newcastle Utd & England
“Having worked with Jamie during my time at Crystal Palace FC I know he has had a big part to play in my development as a Goalkeeper. He’s a very passionate guy who loves to win and has great knowledge of football, which is very important when you’re a young player learning your trade. While Jamie was my coach the fun, exciting and challenging environment he set amongst the lads was brilliant! I won my first piece of silverware under Jamie which I still remember to this day!
I wish Jamie and the team at Unique FA well for the future! I’m looking forward to coming down and seeing all the lads at Unique Football Academy train and would recommend there set-up to anyone who’s serious about developing their game”.
Ebou Adams - Norwich City FC / Ebbsfleet Utd FC
“Training with Unique FA helped me to develop into the player I am now. The coaches are amazing, they are willing to help and give advice as much you want it. Training session were match related and I felt I could use things I learnt in match situation. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to better themselves to be a better player or even a professional player, they cater for high standard players across the age groups. Thanks”
Liam Gordon - Dagenham & Redbridge FC
“I joined Unique FA & at U15 and I feel Jamie’s taught me so many vital things that I now carry out into the professional game. He helped me improve my technique but has also helped me improve my discipline in football which is the main thing you need to have in order to succeed in the game. I also went on trials with a couple of professional teams that didn’t work out but it taught me to become mentally stronger and that one persons opinion doesn’t matter and that I’m good enough to play at high level and never to give up on my dream”
Bryce Hosannah - Leeds Utd
It was actually at a school football trial where I first came across Jamie and it was from there that I must have impressed. He was the one who recommended for me to sign to Crystal Palace as an u12 without a trial to begin my first ever experience at a professional club, and for that I’ll be forever thankful. He was my coach for 2 years at Palace and also for a couple of years at my School. To this day I still think he is one of the best coaches that I have worked under. His sessions were always enjoyable and concentrated a lot on technical aspects which I used to find very helpful. He also actively made an effort to try and improve all the players that were involved in the session. I fully believe that any player that is working under Jamie & his academy Unique FA is in good and trustworthy hands!
Luca Henry - Leyton Orient FC
“When I first came to Unique FA as a 13 year old, I had trialled at a few pro clubs and always done well, but not quite enough to get me signed. At Unique I learned to check my shoulders constantly and stay focused throughout the game. I learned movement off of players e.g long to short; short to long. My range of passing got better along with awareness before receiving the ball. All these things got me a scholarship at Leyton Orient, so thank you very much Jamie and all the coaches who helped me. I will always be grateful for the support and what you done for me”.
“Jamie, thank you very much along with the team what you've done for Luca. Your support and guidance for him has been superb and much of what I watched in your coaching is very much part of his game now. I wish Unique FA all the very best for the future, and will make sure I'll be back on a regular basis to visit or support if you ever need my help”.
David Omilabu - Crystal Palace FC U18s
“I will like to personally thank Jamie and all the coaches for everything that they did for my son during his time at the academy. I remembered Jamie's words after his first training. he gave David his confidence back. David was released from Crystal Palace Academy and after a season at Unique FA is now back signed at Crystal Palace and playing so well. Please let this encourage you all that with dedication and hard work nothing is impossible. Tunde Omilabu (Father)
From David: Thank you so much Jamie for everything you did for me. I will always remember you. You supported me when I was released . Wish you all a very good Christmas and a happy New Year”.
Daniel Quick - Crystal Palace FC U18s
“I’ve found that training with Jamie at Unique FA has benefited my game in so many different ways . The ‘position specific training’ and detail Jamie goes into has helped me to focus on different situations in a game. Every session I attend always adds something new to my game and to my performance on match days. Would thoroughly recommend Jamie as a coach and i’m looking forward to working with him regularly again this season.
Everyone always makes me feel welcome, it’s such a professional and friendly atmosphere”.