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SUNDERLAND ACADEMY

Junior Grassroots Club in partnership with Sunderland City Juniors FC

Pro:Direct Academy Sunderland is dedicated to developing extraordinary players and people both on and off the pitch. Our development programme is specifically designed for players to play, compete and just be the best they can be, at Sunderland City Juniors FC. Formed in May 2015 we have 9 junior teams all named after Sunderland legends.

For more than five years, PDA has been developing young talent to Be Extraordinary. With over 6,000 already registered, we welcome players of all abilities to our centres across the UK and Indonesia. Development programmes are overseen by UEFA A Licensed Head Coach Tom Hart. Our FA Licensed coaches ensure there is a welcome, support and fun sessions for all players every week.

Parents and players can expect 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 FA Licensed coaches. 

Core PDA values are instilled in coaches, players and parents. Players enjoy wearing top-of-the-range Nike kit packs and elite level equipment.

Selected centres compete in local league matches and enjoy tours to St George's Park, overseas Pro Direct Academies, tournaments, stadiums and cities. There are planned introductions to professional club trials for selected players.

Centre Owner: Phil Mcguire
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Sessions & Venues

46 Wearhead Drive, Eden Vale, Sunderland Tyne and Wear SR4 7LP

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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.

Take your chance on Pro club trials.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

Core PDA values instilled in coaches, players and parents.

Top-of-the-range Nike kit packs and elite level equipment.

League matches (selected centres).

EXIT ROUTES

UK University Courses

USA University Courses

Employment

Professional Clubs

Semi-Pro Clubs

Coaching Positions

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