• THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2016

    ST JAMES' PARK STADIUM TOUR

    Go behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most impressive football stadia.

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  • PLACES AVAILABLE IN ALL AGE GROUPS

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    All boys of all abilities aged between 6-15 are welcome to book a free taster session

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  • All of our Coaches are

    Professional / Ex-Professional Footballers

    Open to all age groups & all ability levels

ACADEMIES

COACHING

ALL OF OUR COACHES ARE

PROFESSIONAL / EX-PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS

ABOUT US

Welcome to Pro Player, the UK’s fastest growing youth football academy. Founded in 2014, Pro Player has been bridging the gap between professional academies and local grassroots football through our extensive range of weekly sessions designed to nurture and develop young players.

Our Academy model is designed to cater for players aged 4-16 and is structured around our Player Performance Pyramid that provides a clear development pathway for all our players, which is bespoke at each performance tier.

What makes Pro Player Football Academy unique is that all of our coaches are current or ex professional footballers who are FA/UEFA qualified, CRB checked, fully insured and first aid certified. In addition to this, many of our coaches have academic qualifications in areas such as sports science or strength and conditioning. We feel this allows us to provide a high standard of coaching that is on a level with any professional football academy. In order to maintain this high level of coaching we have a maximum coach to player ratio of 1:12. This allows each coach to work with a small group of players and ensures that the high standard of players in each age group is maintained.

The academy is based at Gateshead International Stadium, which offers 1st class 3G facilities and premier league standard training equipment that provides the best training & development experience around.

PRO PLAYER FOOTBALL ACADEMY PROVIDES

  • WEEKLY TRAINING SESSIONS WITH COACHES WHO ARE PROFESSIONAL / EX-PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS,  FA/UEFA QUALIFIED, CRB CHECKED, FULLY INSURED AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED

  • A BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART 3G PITCH AND PREMIER LEAGUE STANDARD TRAINING EQUIPMENT

  • REGULAR GAMES AGAINST PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIES, DEVELOPMENT SQUADS AND LOCAL JUNIOR TEAMS

  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS TO BE RECOMMENDED TO PROFESSIONAL CLUBS FOR TRIALS

  • REGULAR PLAYER REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK

  • MAXIMUM COACH TO PLAYER RATIO OF 1:12.

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OUR TEAM

CARL MAGNAY

CARL MAGNAY

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

JJ O'DONNELL

JJ O'DONNELL

ASSISTANT ACADEMY DIRECTOR

GREG MCDERMOTT

GREG MCDERMOTT

ACADEMY COACH

JAMIE CHANDLER

JAMIE CHANDLER

ACADEMY COACH

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testimonials

Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson

Parent / Read More...

Pro Player Football Academy has had a great impact on my son's footballing development. The coaches are very enthusiastic in teaching the syllabus and making sure each session is fun and at a level that tests the players...

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

PARENT / READ MORE

My son Brandon's been at the academy from the start and absolutely loves it. The coaching is absolutely fantastic especially from his goalkeeper coach Mark Goodlad who shows nothing but support to all the boys...

Matthew Saxton

Matthew Saxton

Parent / Read More...

My son Adam has been attending Pro Player Football Academy since it opened. Adam has always played football and has been a part of many professional teams academies and development centres but loves Pro Player Academy...

Graham Mattock

Graham Mattock

PARENT / READ MORE...

My son James is a keen goalkeeper and has great enthusiasm for the game. He was lucky enough to be one of the original selections by David and John, and I can safely say he has enjoyed every minute since the day he joined.

Daniel Angadi

Daniel Angadi

PARENT / READ MORE...

There are many different clubs and development centres out there for kids under 15, but this one is different - it's solely run by ex-professionals...

Paul Fletcher

Parent

I would just like to thank all of the coaches at the Academy for all the hard work you have put in with Daniel. I have seen him improve so much over the last year, he is confident on the ball, very sharp and reads the game really well.