We can announce the following game to be played for the Elite groups.

January 16th

Under 13’s – v Wakefield Schoolboys (7.30pm KO, Nostell Miners Welfare)


January 20th

Under 11’s – v Bradford City Development Centre (6pm KO, Bradford Academy)

Under 12’s – v Bradford City Development Centre (7pm KO, Bradford Academy)


January 27th

Under 9’s – Bradford City Development Centre (6pm KO, Bradford Academy)

Under 10’s – Bradford City Development Centre (7pm KO, Bradford Academy)


February 3rd

Under 14/15’s – Bradford City Development Centre (6.30pm, Bradford Academy)


Please use the Team App to confirm your availability for the relevant games.

OPEN TRIALS FOR 2016-17 UNDER 7’S, 8’S, 9’S & 10’S

Pro Player Football Academy – Wakefield are hosting free trial evenings for the 2016-17 age groups at Under 7’s, 8’s, 9’s & 10’s.

The free trial evenings take place from 6-7pm on August 22nd and September 5th at Kettlethorpe High School, Sandal, Wakefield. Players are welcome to book both.

Place must be booked in advance and you can book your place here



We are pleased to announce that we have increased the number of training sessions during the summer school holidays. Instead of our usual 6 weeks break we are only having a 2 week break. Please see below for further details of when training finishes and restarts.

When we return after this break all the players will move to their age groups for the new season (2016/17). This will mean a change of training time for a couple of the groups (next seasons timetable will be posted on team app next week)

There is no need to change any of your access groups on team app as we will update them which will automatically change yours.

Elite Academy (Monday)

1st August – Last training session
8th August – No Training
15th August – No Training
22nd August – 1st training session (2016/17)

Development Academy (Friday)

5th August – Last training session
12th August – No Training
19th August – No Training
26th August – 1st training session (2016/17)

Mini Academy (Sunday)

7th August – Last training session
14th August – No Training
21st August – No Training
28th August – 1st training session (2016/17)


As part of our Summer of Football we have announced the dates of our Summer Holiday courses and we are offering a free course for every player who wishes to book. Full details are here

There is also a Stadium Tour at Manchester City available and trip to the Footgolf Centre at Woodkirk Valley.



The following development games have been confirmed between the Wakefield and Rotherham Development groups.


Under 7’s – Friday July 1st 5.45pm (Kettlethorpe High School)

Under 8’s – Friday July 1st 5.45pm (Kettlethorpe High School)

Under 9’s – Monday July 4th 6pm (Dearne Valley College)

Under 10’s – Monday July 4th 7pm (Dearne Valley College)

Under 11’s (Wakefield) v Under 11/12 (Rotherham) – Monday July 4th 7pm (Dearne Valley College)

Under 13’s – Monday July 4th 8pm (Dearne Valley College)

Under 14/15 – Monday July 4th 8pm (Kettlethorpe High School)


Information for the games is to be sent out via Team App with chat rooms open for availability checks.


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We are delighted for Noah Harding who has been offered a one year contract with Barnsley Academy.

Noah has been with Pro Player Football Academy since July 2014 and after a successful trial period he has been offered a permanent contract at Barnsley. Noah is a player who gives everything in training and games and the contract comes as just rewards for his efforts as well as the ability he possesses. He also plays with Frickley Athletic and alongside Pro Player they have helped with his progression.

Noah’s proud parents sent us the following email

 ‘We are delighted to let you guys know that Noah has just signed a contract for 2016/17 with Barnsley Academy.

Noah was one of the original lads with Pro Player when you first set up in Crofton, Wakefield a few years ago. Thanks to your team of dedicated coaching staff – Dave, John etc. Noah has grown as a player alongside your fabulous academy.

He has thoroughly enjoyed your coaching sessions, organised matches played and holiday clubs and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your academy to others.

Thanks for all your time and efforts spent improving him as a player to get him where he is today.’

Noah signing at Barnsley follows on from last months news of Raj Palit signing at Huddersfield. We are very proud of being able to help players in moving on to professional academies. Good luck Noah.



We will not be running a holiday course during the holidays at the end of May. The coaches involved in the running of the holiday course are taking further coaching qualifications during this week. We will be announcing our plans for the summer holidays in the coming weeks.