FIRST SET OF ELITE FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

We can now confirm the first set of fixtures for the Elite group at Rotherham. The games against Doncaster Rovers (except Under 10’s) will be played at the Keepmoat Stadium (DN4 5JW). The games against Sheffield United will be played at their Academy (S4 7DR). Development group games will be announced during this week. Notificationss are going up on Team App could you please use the chat room for each fixture to confirm availability at least 1 week before each game.

Under 7’s – Doncaster Rovers – May 20th, 6pm KO

Under 8/9’s – Sheffield United Academy – May 20th, 6.30pm KO

Under 10’s – Doncaster Rovers – May 20th, Dearne Valley College 6pm KO

Under 11’s – Sheffield United Academy – May 21st, 9.30am KO

Under 12’s – Sheffield United Academy – May 14th, 10.45am KO

Under 13’s – Doncaster Rovers – May 20th, 5.15pm KO

Under 14/15’s – Doncaster Rovers – May 20th 6.30pm KO

PRO PLAYER FOOTBALL – 3RD VENUE

In 10 days time Pro Player Football Academy will announce the opening dates of our 3rd venue. The new venue is our first franchise and will be based outside of Yorkshire. Full details of the opening will be announced on Saturday 30th April.

Keep your eyes posted to our news page and social media sites for updates on the new venue and for news on our existing Academies at Wakefield and Rotherham.


ROTHERHAM 2ND TRIAL NIGHT

Thanks again to everyone who came to our 2nd trial night at Dearne Valley College. We have been very impressed with the standard and attitude of the players who have attended the trials this week.

Offers for those who attended the session tonight will go out on SUNDAY. The Elite group will begin training on the 15th April and the Development group will begin training on the 18th. Full details will be emailed to you following the acceptance of your offer.

 

 

ROTHERHAM 1ST TRIAL NIGHT

Thank you to everyone who attended the trial night earlier this evening. The turnout was incredible and the coaches all complimented the standard of each age group. Offers will be sent out to all players on Wednesday via text and email.

 

On Friday we are expecting over 130 players so please arrive early to register. The following groups will be training.

6-7pm – Under 7’s & 9’s

7-8pm – Under 11’s & 13’s

8-9pm – Under 15’s

TRAINING RESTARTS THIS WEEK

Hope you have all had a great Easter and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Training will resume from tomorrow for all groups apart from the Under 9 Elite group who will play in a game against the Soccer Akidemy. The Development groups will return to training on Friday and the Mini Academy on Sunday.

We received a call from Leeds United last week who asked if they can send a scout down to watch training. He will be there for the course of tomorrow evening.

The Elite groups all play Bradford City Development next week. Can you please reply regarding availability via Team App if you have not already done so.

We are opening our Rotherham Academy this week and there will be a slight change to the coaches. Dave Merris will be the new Academy manager at Rotherham and Jamie McCombe will replace him at Wakefield. David McGurk will be working in Rotherham for 3/4 weeks before returning to Wakefield. Lewis Turner will work with David’s groups in the meantime. John McCombe will continue with his Wakefield groups. We are also bringing in ex York City players Tom Platt, Harry Coates and Tom Allan to help assist the lead coaches throughout sessions.

NEXT ROUND OF ELITE GAMES

The following games will take place for the Elite Groups against Bradford City Development Centre on Monday April 11th. Please confirm your availability via Team App. Players to report 15 mins before kick off.

 

Venue – Goals Soccer Centre, Bradford, 282 Kings Road, BD2 1NR

6pm KO – Under 10’s

7pm – Under 11’s

 

Venue – Kettlethorpe High School

5.45pm KO – Under 13’s

7pm KO – Under 9’s

7pm KO – Under 12’s

8pm KO – Under 14/15

 

The Under 9 Elite Group will also play The Soccer Akidemy on the 4th April

Venue – Kettlethorpe High School

5.45pm KO

 

 

NEXT ROUND OF DEVELOPMENT GAMES

The following games have been organised for the Development Groups against Durkar Devils. Everyone will receive notifications of games via Team App where we will ask you to RSVP so we can have precise numbers. The Under 10, Under 11 & Under 12’s have 2 games and the groups will be split accordingly. If any of these player can make one date but not the other then please let us know. All notifications will go out this week.

 

ALL GAMES TO BE PLAYED ON 3G AT KETTLETHORPE

Monday 21st March

5.30pm – Under 7 (2x 5-a-side)

6.30 – Under 10, Under 11 & Under 12 (7-a-side)

7.45 – Under 13/14  (11-a-side)

 

Friday 1st April

5.30pm – Under 8/9 (2x 7-a-side)

6.30 – Under 10, Under 11 & Under 12 (7-a-side)

7.45 – Under 15 (11-a-side)

COACHES NEWS

Peter Crook has joined the team as Goalkeeper Coach. Peter has been working with the development group for a few months and will now join us on a permanent basis. He will work alongside Mark Goodlad. You can find more about Peter here. Congratulations to Peter who has received an England C call up to play against Ukraine.

 

John McCombe has signed for Macclesfield Town after leaving York City. John played 61 games for York over 2 seasons.

 

Jamie McCombe scored for Lincoln City at the weekend as they beat Aldershot 2-0. Lincoln lie 8th in the National League and sit 5 points outside the play offs.

ELITE UNDER 13 GAME V FRICKLEY ACADEMY

The Elite Under 13 group will play an 11-a-side game v Frickley Athletic Academy. The game will take place on the 29th February at Kettlethorpe on the 3G. Could the group please report for 5.30pm for a 5.45pm kick off.

The Elite Under 9 group will train at 7pm for one week only.