june, 2020

16jun(jun 16)9:00 am07sep(sep 7)9:00 amPro Direct Academy - Bucks - Boys - Age 16-18

Event Details

Pro:Direct Academy Bucks

Study/Train: Stoke Mandeville Stadium (The Guttman Centre)
Play: The Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8ES

Education Pathways:
Training Provider: Bucks Sport Academy

The programme and team at Pro:Direct Academy Bucks is dedicated to developing extraordinary players and people both on and off the pitch. This programme based in Aylesbury is specifically designed for boys to play, compete and study full-time with Bucks Sport Academy.

What could you study?
Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels)
Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport Excellence & Performance (equivalent to 1 A level)
Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning In Physical Education
Level 3 Certificate In Supporting The Delivery Of Physical Education & School Sport
FA Level 1 & 2 In Coaching Football, FA Referees Qualification
UK Sport ‘Coaching The Person In Front Of You’

PDA Bucks use superb local training facilities. We have positive relationships with local centres and clubs, working closely with them to offer our male students exceptional playing and coaching opportunities in a friendly, safe environment.

Mandeville School
The school has a new full-size 60mm pile 3rd generation turf floodlit football pitch. A state of the art facility with a surface ideal for both coaching sessions and playing of competitive fixtures. Students will be challenged throughout both, in their coach education and training programmes, to improve their game intelligence and technique on this FIFA approved surface.

Stoke Mandeville Stadium (The Guttman Centre)

The Stadium has some of the best facilities in the UK, including:

– Modern gym
– Swimming pool
– Sports hall
– Tennis Courts
– Running Track
– Hi-Tech Classrooms
– Physio/Sports Therapy facilities

PDA Bucks students will complete their education at this centre.

What to Expect:
– 8-12 hours of professional coaching per week with highly experienced and qualified staff.
– UEFA A and FA Licensed coaches develop players in all aspects of the game.
– Play competitive matches in the Tactic League and ESFA U18 Cup.
– Make friends and raise fitness levels
– Compete in matches vs colleges and other PDA Academy centres
– Train at first class football training facilities
– Receive exclusive Pro Direct Academy training and Nike playing kit.
– Study full-time with Bucks Sport Academy at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on either a BTEC /leadership or fitness qualifications pathway.
– Experience university visits, work placements and part-time employment with Pro Direct Academy and partner Bucks Sport Academy.
– Players can explore an opportunity to gain access into universities in the UK and USA
– Some girls can trial with professional and semi-pro clubs to develop a football career.
– Test the very latest football products and visit exclusive Pro:Direct events.

Player Pathway – Aylesbury United FC
PDA Bucks are also proud to be partnered with Aylesbury United FC, providing a bespoke player pathway and competitive matches for players.

Mandeville School 3G, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES
Lead Coach PDA Bucks: Paul Batchelor

Under 16’s
Training – 2020/21 season
Thursdays (term time) 18:00-19:30

BEN WILLIAMS – Head of Pro:Direct Academy Bucks 

Ben is a qualified UEFA ‘A’ License coach and has a Diploma in Sports studies. Ben has been running the 16-19 programme for the past 14 years in Aylesbury following on from community and academy coaching. He is also currently 1st Team manager with partner club Aylesbury United FC playing in step 4, which in turn provides a direct player pathway for those enrolling on the Bucks programme.

Contact PDA Bucks


June 16 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - September 7 (Monday) 9:00 am


Pro Direct Academy - Bucks

Mandeville School 3G, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES

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