We are delighted to announce our new venue is to open at Dearne Valley College in Rotherham. We will host free trial nights with a view to joining our Elite and Development groups. Full details will be announced in 2 weeks time. At this point you will be able to book your free trial session.

The venue has a, state of the art, 3G surface. The coaches are all in place. We can’t wait to meet you all. Keep up to date with our news page and social media for updates regarding the trial night.


Welcome back to all of our players following the Christmas break. The Elite Group return this evening (4th January). The Development Group return on the 8th January. The Mini Academy return on the 10th January.

This month we will be focussing on changes of direction (ball mastery) and movement, spacial awareness and protection of the ball as our main topics. The block will consist of 5 sessions before the February half term holiday which commences on the 8th February.

We look forward to seeing you all this week!


It’s been a great 2015 at Pro Player Football Academy. We are now coaching 250 boys on a weekly basis and have coached over 1000 boys within the Academy and schools in the Wakefield area. We have helped move several players on to professional academies and development centres. One of our aims at the beginning of the year was to forge links with local junior teams and we now formed strong links with the local community and with several junior clubs.

Thank you to all of the players and parents who are in involved with Pro Player. We would like to wish all a Happy New Year.


2016 promises to be our biggest year yet. We will look to continue to improve and grow our Wakefield academy and we will be opening our 2nd academy in Yorkshire in March. Plans are also in place to expand the Mini Academy throughout Wakefield. The holiday courses will have more variety and some will include stadium tours.

We can’t wait to announce our full plans watch this space for announcements over the next month.


This week at Pro Player

This week at Pro Player

Monday – Elite training. All groups will train as normal.

Friday – Under 7,8 & 9 – training at 6pm.
Under 10 – game v Thornes 5.45pm KO
Under 11 – game v Frickley 7pm KO( half squad)
– half squad training
Under 12 – training 7pm
Under 13,14 – training at 7pm (please note time change)
Under 15 – game v Durkar 8pm

Could all players involved in the game please check Team App and contact David regarding their availibility.

The under 12 group will play on the 27th. Full details to go out next week via Team App.



The following games will take place this Friday (13th) at Kettlethorpe High School

Under 7/8 – 5.45pm v Crofton
Under 9 – 5.45pm v Crofton
Under 11 (half squad) – 7pm v Frickley
Under 13 – 8pm v Frickley

All other groups will train as normal. 12 players will be selected for the under 11’s game and the remaining players will play the following week. All players will get roughly the same game time.

If you have not already done so could you please text David ASAP regarding your availability. Its important for us to know so we can work out teams and how the minutes will work out.

Games for the other groups will take place on the 20th and 27th and notifications will go out a week in advance.


We would like to wish Under 11 Elite players Ellis Caton and Noah Harding and Under 13 Elite player Rio Evans the best of luck with their 6 week trial with Barnsley.

The lads have shown a great attitude and a willingness to listen and learn in every training session and more than deserve their opportunity with a professional club.

Good luck lads.

This adds up to 5 boys currently on trial with professional clubs with many more already selected. The work with Pro Player aims to help improve their confidence and ability to go and shine with professional academies and its testament to our coaches and the boys themselves that a there are players being constantly selected.


The next set of games for the development group will be played on the following dates. One or two of the groups training times for the week they have no game may have to be moved back/forward an hour but we will confirm closer to the time. We will also request availability after the half term break. The under 11’s will split into 2 groups where half will play one week and the other half the week after.

All games to be played at Kettlethorpe

Friday November 13th –

5.45pm KO –  Under 7/8 v Frickley (NOW POSTPONED)

5.45pm KO –  Under 9’s v Frickley

7.00pm KO –   Under 11’s v Frickley

8.00pm KO –   Under 13’s v Frickley


Friday November 20th –

5.45pm KO –  Under 10’s v Thornes

7.00pm KO –  Under 11’s v Frickley

8.00pm KO –  Under 15’s v Durkar


Friday November 27th –

5.45pm KO – Under 12’s v Crofton




The following games will be played this Friday (11th September) at Kettlethorpe School against Durkar Devils. Could all players report 15 minutes before kick off.

Under 9’s – 5.25pm KO

Under 10’s – 5.25pm KO

Under 11’s – 6.35pm KO

Under 12’s – 6.35pm KO

Under 13/14 – 7.45pm KO

Under 15’s – 7.45pm KO


We look forward to seeing you all there.


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