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DUNSTABLE ACADEMY

Education Programme (16-18 years Boys) based at Bedfordshire FA

Pro:Direct Academy Dorset is based at Bedfordshire FA in Dunstable.

This centre is run by vastly experienced UEFA B Licensed Coaching Director Kevin Randall. His well qualified coaching team are dedicated to developing extraordinary boys as great people both on and off the pitch, and have been doing so for many years. Our education programme is specifically designed for players of 16-18 years to play, compete and study full-time, with a possible pathway in to the National League Football Club. Players combine football with their education to exceed expectations.

The 1 or 2 year full-time Football Education Programmes deliver a sports coaching pathway in:

- BTEC Extended Level 3 in Sport (2 year course), entry Requirements 4 GCSE A – C’s

- BTEC Level 2 in Sport (1 year course with a view to progress to level 3), entry Requirements 1-2 GCSE A-C’s

- Fitness Instructor Level 2 & 3 (1 year course), entry Requirements – Completion of level 2 or 3

- Sport Management or Sports Coaching Degree (3 year course), entry Requirements – Level 3 Completion


Also from August 2018:

- Players can explore an opportunity to gain access into universities in the UK and USA.
- Play in the National League Alliance Youth League & ECFA College League.
- Enjoy elite level Nike kit & equipment
- Regular fixtures against teams from Pro Academies
- Test the very latest football products and visit exclusive Pro:Direct events.

Applications: click on 'GET IN TOUCH' above.
Email: dunstable@prodirectacademy.com

Address:
Pro:Direct Academy Dunstable, Bedfordshire FA, Skimpot Road, Dunstable LU5 4JU


Coaching Director - Kevin Randall
Director of Coaching at Pro:Direct Academy Dunstable, Kevin played and captained Chelsea FC and Barnet FC youth teams,before moving into Semi-Pro Football playing in the Ryman & Southern Football League. He made over 600 appearances for St Albans city FC, Northwood FC, Yeading FC, Biggleswade Town FC, Hemel FC and Barton Rovers FC, winning league titles and league cups. A career that started age 16 lasted until he was 34.

He holds the UEFA B Licence and the FA Youth award and in 2015 he became Director of Coaching at Soccer Chance Academy Bedfordshire (16-19). He is also CEO Director of coaching at HFC Junior Academy (5-12 Foundation age group) and has worked with Arsenal Soccer Schools for 3 years.

Kevin's Dad Alan is Head Scout at Watford FC and was previously the 1st team scout at Tottenham Hotspur FC for over 15 years bringing in players such as Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Dele Alli and many more. Alan spends time at Soccer Chance academy as a consultant to help players move on up the Football Pyramid both at semi professional and professional Level. 

Kevin joined Pro:Direct Academy in 2018.


Academy Manager - Shaun Reece
A UEFA B qualified coach Shaun was Academy Manager at Soccer Chance for 2 years. He spent 5 years at Chesham United and 1 year at Enfield Town as first team coach. In that period he worked with a few players who have now gone on to become professional footballers. He is currently the first team manager at Enfield Borough FC. Shaun became Academy Manager at Pro:Direct Academy Dunstable in 2018.

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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