Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad take on Manchester City U19s at The Etihad Stadium

Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad take on Manchester City U19s at The Etihad Stadium

SELECT SQUAD
Our Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad sees a 20 player squad of our strongest players from our centres across the UK chosen by Academy Manager Danny Payne to represent Pro:Direct in the biggest showcase games. Players enjoy trips and training camps at world class and premium venues such as The Etihad Stadium and England's St George's Park. PDA Select Squad has already played against some prestigious clubs & International teams. These players have a golden opportunity to showcase themselves and many have gone on to success at Professional clubs. 

SEASON 18/19
We have played the following matches during the 18/19 season:

Northern Ireland @ The Lilleshall National Football Centre
Japan (J-League) @ St George's Park
Watford @ Vicarage Road
Norwich City
Derby County
Stevenage
Reading
Gillingham
Cheltenham Town
Luton Town
Cambridge United
Dagenham & Redbridge
Wolves

An unforgettable day for players at a world class football club with thanks to Manchester City FC & Nike.

An unforgettable day for players at a world class football club with thanks to Manchester City FC & Nike.

PRO CLUB SIGNINGS:
we've proud that as well as developing sports coaches and university undergraduates we have seen these players sign for professional clubs:

Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Aston Villa)
Zaid Al Hussani (Derby County)
Harry Draper (Stevenage) 
Jack Morrell (Gillingham)
Andrew Harris-Sealy (Wolves)
Alkeo Bani (Fleetwood, now Watford)
Sol Lambert (Watford)

The Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad in action versus Derby County Academy and Northern Ireland U19s.

The Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad in action versus Derby County Academy and Northern Ireland U19s.

ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS WITH PRO & SEMI-PRO CLUBS
Pro:Direct Academy believes in developing players to trial for clubs only at the right time and level for them. We are in the lucky position to have built relationships with many different professional clubs and we are becoming a favoured destination for players leaving exit trials, with some players making their way back in to pro clubs or moving on to jobs in coaching and sport. 

Be Extraordinary.