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LATEST UK TRIAL DATES FOR SEASON 20/21*

* As Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a range of measures to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) trialists should be aware that the dates of events below are likely to be subject to change in line with government recommendations.

We will review this on an ongoing basis and continue to provide updates to the events listed. When permitted we will of course ensure that sporting events at Pro:Direct Academy centres are only run in the best interests of our learners, coaches and tutors. 

MEANWHILE PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH OUR CENTRES BELOW AND THEY CAN STILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THEIR PROGRAMME - THANKS!


NORTH (BOYS)

MANCHESTER
Thursday 9th April
11am-2pm
Head of PDA Manchester: Nathan Valentine
Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester M14 7UU
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more about PDA Manchester
Manchester Insta

LANCASHIRE
TBC
Woodlands Memorial Ground, Blackpool Rd, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4EL
Head of PDA Lancs: Trevor Sinclair
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more about PDA Lancashire


MIDLANDS (BOYS)


BIRMINGHAM
TBC
Previous Trial: Monday 17th February 
Romulus FC, Castle Vale Stadium, Farnborough Rd, Birmingham B35 7LQ
Head of PDA Birmingham: Daniel Elliott
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more about PDA Birmingham
Birmingham Insta

NORTHAMPTON
TBC
Previous Trials: Mon 17th & Tues 18th February 
Daventry Sports Park, Browns Lane, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4NS 
3G Pitch
Head of PDA Northampton: Daniel Elliott
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more about PDA Northampton
Northampton Insta

NOTTINGHAM
TBC
Previous Trials: Monday 17th & 
Thursday 20th February
Pro:Direct Stadium, Eastwood CFC, Chewton St, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HB
Head of PDA Nottingham: Jamie Bennett
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more about PDA Nottingham



LONDON (BOYS)

LONDON CENTRAL
Tuesday 7th April - Trials
(Registration 9:30am)
Thursday 9th April - External Game
(meet 11:30am)
Friday 17th April - Showcase Game 
(meet 11:30am)
Market Road Football Pitches, Islington, N7 9PL
3G Pitch
Head Coach PDA London Central: Ahmed Abdulla
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more about PDA London Central

LONDON EAST
TBC
Match Day Centres, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JP
3G Pitch
Head of PDA London North: Sal Besim
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more about PDA London East

LONDON NORTH
TBC
Previous Trial: Tuesday 18th February 
Lea Valley Academy, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN3 6TW
3G Pitch
Head Coach PDA London West: Callum Martin
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more about PDA London North

LONDON SOUTH
Thursday 9th April
Friday 17th April
9:30am
Long Lane JFC, Dursley Road, London SE3 8PB
3G Pitch
Head of PDA London South: Jon Coppen
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more about PDA London South
London South Insta

LONDON WEST
TBC
Previous Trial: Tuesday 18th February
Rayners Lane Football Club, Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 0XH
3G Pitch
Head Coach PDA London West: Callum Martin
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more about PDA London West
London West Insta

SURREY
Tuesday 7th April 
11:30-13:00
Wednesday 15th April 11:30-13:00
Tuesday 26th May 11:30-13:00
Venue: Imber Court Stadium, Ember Lane, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT
Head of PDA Surrey: Jon Nurse
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more about PDA Surrey


SOUTH (BOYS)

BUCKS
Saturday 25th April 
11:30-13:00
Previous Trial: Tuesday 18th February 
Mandeville School 3G, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES
Lead Coach PDA Bucks: Paul Batchelor
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more about PDA Bucks

DEVON
TBC
Previous Trial: Thursday 12th March
South Devon College Sports Hub
Eight Acre Drive, White Rock, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7TP
3G Pitch
Head of PDA Devon: Chris Todd
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more about PDA Devon

DORSET
TBC
Dorset FA County Ground, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4B
3G Pitch 
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more about PDA Dorset

HAMPSHIRE
TBC
Front Lawn Recreation Ground, Somborne Drive, Havant PO9 5AN
Surface: 3G
Head of PDA Hampshire: Tony Stares
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more about PDA Hampshire

HITCHIN
Tuesday 7th April
Taster Evening & Presentation 5-7pm
Hitchin Town CFC, The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock SG7 5AU
Contact Lead Coach: Damon Lathrope
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more about PDA Hitchin


LUTON
Wednesday 8th April
10-12pm

Tuesdays 2nd June – 21st July (8 week clinic )
Pre-Academy centre
5-6pm for signed scholars only

Bedfordshire FA, Skimpot Road, Dunstable, LU5 4JU
3G pitch
Head Coach PDA Luton: Kyle Durcan
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more about PDA Luton


WATFORD
Wednesday 15th April

1-3pm
Bushey Sport Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey WD23 2TR
3G Pitch
Head of PDA Watford: Warren Gladdy
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more about PDA Watford


GIRLS

BUCKS GIRLS
Tuesday 21st April 
18:00-19:30
Mandeville School 3G, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES
Lead Coach PDA Bucks: Paul Batchelor
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more about PDA Bucks

DEVON GIRLS
TBC
Previous Trial: Thursday 12th March
South Devon College Sports Hub
Eight Acre Drive, White Rock, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7TP
3G Pitch
Head of PDA Devon: Chris Todd
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more about PDA Devon Girls

LONDON NORTH GIRLS
TBC
Previous Trial: Saturday 21st March
Lea Valley High School
Bullsmoor Lane
Enfield
EN3 6TW
4G Pitch
Head of PDA London North Girls: Rosie Kmita
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more about PDA London North Girls

NOTTINGHAM GIRLS
TBC
Previous Trial: Monday 17th February 
Pro:Direct Stadium, Eastwood CFC, Chewton St, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HB
Recruitment Exec at PDA Nottingham: Chris Thompson
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more about PDA Nottingham Girls


About the courses for Season 20/21:
Join a Pro:Direct Academy 16-18 Education Programme. Play and compete like a pro while studying full-time, starting 2020.

- Study BTEC qualifications in Sport and in some cases NVQs are available.
- Learn from UEFA and FA Licenced Coaches and Strength & Conditioning coaches
- PDA players take part in regular showcase games against Pro teams & experience exclusive Pro:Direct brand events.

SUCCESS! Pro:Direct teams have played 11 professional & International fixtures and 4 players have joined professional clubs such as Aston Villa, Watford, Wolves, Derby County.
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Pro:Direct Academy learners have gone on to study in Higher Education or started their career in sports.
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