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BUCKS GIRLS ACADEMY

Football Education Programme (16-18 years girls) in Buckinghamshire

Centre
Pro:Direct Academy Bucks

Location:
Study/Train: Stoke Mandeville Stadium (The Guttman Centre) 
Play: The Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8ES

Education Pathways: 
Training Provider: Bucks Sport Academy

The programme and team at Pro:Direct Academy Bucks is dedicated to developing extraordinary players and people both on and off the pitch. This programme based in Aylesbury is specifically designed for girls to play, compete and study full-time with Bucks Sport Academy.

What could you study?
Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels)
Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport Excellence & Performance (equivalent to 1 A level)
Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning In Physical Education
Level 3 Certificate In Supporting The Delivery Of Physical Education & School Sport
FA Level 1 & 2 In Coaching Football, FA Referees Qualification UK Sport Coaching The Person In Front Of You


PDA Bucks use superb local training facilities. We have positive relationships with local centres and clubs, working closely with them to offer our female students exceptional playing and coaching opportunities in a friendly, safe environment.

Mandeville School 3G
The school has a brand new full-size 60mm pile 3rd generation turf floodlit football pitch. A state of the art facility with a surface ideal for both coaching sessions and playing of competitive fixtures. Students will be challenged throughout both, in their coach education and training programmes, to improve their game intelligence and technique on this FIFA approved surface.

Stoke Mandeville Stadium (The Guttman Centre)
The Stadium has some of the best facilities in the UK, including:

- Modern gym
- Swimming pool
- Sports hall
- Tennis Courts
- Running Track
- Hi-Tech Classrooms
- Physio/Sports Therapy facilities

PDA Bucks students will complete their education at this centre.


What to Expect:
- 8-12 hours of professional coaching per week with highly experienced and qualified staff.
- UEFA A and FA Licensed coaches develop players in all aspects of the game.
- Play competitive matches in the Tactic League and ESFA U18 Cup.
- Make friends and raise fitness levels
- Compete in matches vs colleges and other PDA Academy centres
- Train at first class football training facilities
- Receive exclusive Pro Direct Academy training and Nike playing kit.
- Study full-time with Bucks Sport Academy at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on either a BTEC /leadership or fitness qualifications pathway.
- Experience university visits, work placements and part-time employment with Pro Direct Academy and partner Bucks Sport Academy.
- Players can explore an opportunity to gain access into universities in the UK and USA
- Some girls can trial with professional and semi-pro clubs to develop a football career.
- Test the very latest football products and visit exclusive Pro:Direct events.

Player Pathway - Chesham United Ladies FC

PDA Bucks are also proud to be partnered with Chesham United Ladies FC, providing a bespoke player pathway and competitive matches for players.

Events at PDA Bucks:
Year 11 SEASON 20/21 TRIALS
Tuesday 21st April 18:00-19:30
Mandeville School 3G, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES
Lead Coach PDA Bucks: Paul Batchelor

Under 16's Girls 
Training - 2020/21 season
Thursdays (term time) 18:00-19:30

BEN WILLIAMS - Head of Pro:Direct Academy Bucks 
Ben is a qualified UEFA ‘A’ License coach and has a Diploma in Sports studies. Ben has been running the 16-19 programme for the past 14 years in Aylesbury following on from community and academy coaching. He is also currently 1st Team manager with partner club Aylesbury United FC playing in step 4, which in turn provides a direct player pathway for those enrolling on the Bucks programme.

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PLAYER REWARDS

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Train everyday at leading football facilities across the UK.

Represent Pro Direct Academy in exclusive Nike kit.

Study alongside your football and gain your qualifications

WHAT TO EXPECT

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Players should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions before joining Pro:Direct Academy or starting any of our programmes or sessions.

Any issues regarding the welfare of players is taken seriously and our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches can forward parents and players to the Welfare Officer.

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