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Education Programme (16-18 year olds) at Lea Valley Academy

Pro:Direct Academy London North

Lea Valley Academy, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 6TW

Education Pathways:

Education Partner - Lea Valley Academy

- Sport NQF BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3
- Sport and Exercise Science NQF BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3

Exit Routes (UK):
- University Centre South Devon or elsewhere
- Professional or semi-professional football clubs
- Apprenticeships or higher level courses


SAL BESIM - Head of London North 
Sal Besim has played an important role in shaping the the future talent of Pro:Direct Academy. He has specialised for a few years as Development Phase Lead Coach (12-16 years).
A BSc graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, he has now moved on to become Head of PDA London North, overseeing all coaches and players.

ROSIE KMITA - Head of Girls London North
Rosie is Head of Girls for PDA and ensures that all of our girls teams enjoy a mix of performance, fitness and fun in their football, whatever the age group. She enjoys the perfect insight in to the modern game as she is also a full-time professional player West Ham Women in the FA Women's Super League - the top division in England for women's football.

She graduated from the University of Hertfordshire after playing football and studying in the USA at Saint Leo University, one of Florida's top Universities.
After coaching at PDA London North she was appointed Head of Girls and enjoys trips overseas to countries such as Indonesia as a PDA Ambassador.

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Girls Education Programme (16-18 years)
A girls only education programme is available, visit:
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Sessions & Venues

Lea Valley Academy, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 6TW

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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.

Take your chance on Pro club trials.


A fun, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

Development & Elite Level sessions to cater for players of all abilities.

Premium venues including 3G pitches.

Inspiring and dynamic coaching from DBS checked UEFA and FA Licensed coaches.

Specialist female and goalkeeper coaches (where available).

Core PDA values instilled in coaches, players and parents.

League matches (selected centres).


UK University Courses

USA University Courses


Professional Clubs

Semi-Pro Clubs

Coaching Positions

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