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About

A team dedicated to improving and developing footballers. 

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About

A team dedicated to improving and developing footballers. 

 

What is Professional Player Academy?

We 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 (aged 4-18)

What makes us unique is that all of our coaches are current or ex professional footballers who are FA/UEFA qualified.  Unlike many other academies we have a maximum coach to player ratio of 1:15. This allows each coach to work with a small group of players and ensures that every player improves.

We also specialise in 1:1 coaching, these sessions are where we can really pass on our skills and expertise, helping players develop at a much quicker rate.

We currently cover Wigan, Warrington and St. Helens. For our 1:1 coaching, we work all over the country.

What certifications and insurances does the Academy have?

  • Professionally qualified FA Level 1, FA Level 2 and UEFA B License
  • The FA Emergency Aid/ EA Course
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • CRB Checked and FA Safeguard qualification
 

Coaching is taking a player where they can’t take themselves.
— José Mourinho

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David & Lee


Coached by a professional

David & Lee


Coached by a professional

Our Team

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David is a Manchester City FC academy graduate, who played at the club for 7 years from the age of 14 - 21.  His career then took him into the non league ranks where he played for over 10 years at three different clubs.. David specialises in working and developing players technical abilities.

Clubs

  • Manchester City FC
  • Nantwich Town
  • Witton Albion
  • Leek Town
  • Winsford United (1st Team Coach)
 
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Established Manchester City FC academy graduate and 1st team player.  Lee remains the most capped England youth international of all time.  He has made over 300 league appearances, winning major honours during his career.  Lee specialises in individual player development passing on years of professional experience.

Clubs

  • Manchester City FC
  • Norwich City FC
  • Derby County FC
  • Huddersfield Town FC
  • St. Johnstone FC
  • Oldham Athletic FC (Current 1st team player)
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