Pro:Direct Academy Hitchin
The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock SG7 5AU
Training Provider: SCL, an approved BTEC Centre.
The 1 or 2 year full-time Football Education Programme delivers a sports coaching pathway in:
– BTEC Level 2 and BTEC Level 3
– NVQ qualifications offered in NVQ level 2 Activity Leadership
– Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.
What to Expect:
– 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.
PRO:DIRECT HITCHIN UNDER 16s DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Enhance and develop your skills with these sessions in addition to any training you currently undertake and excel in your team at the Pro:Direct U16 Development Centre in conjunction with Hitchin Town FC. Sessions led by former pro player, Academy Lead Coach: Damon Lathrope
Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm on 3G
Free of charge, from Friday, 8th March 2019
Register your details online: www.northhertsarena.co.uk/pro-direct
Hitchin Town CFC, The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock SG7 5AU
Contact Lead Coach: Damon Lathrope
Contact PDA Hitchin
MARK BURKE – Head of Pro:Direct Academy Hitchin
Mark joined Hitchin Town FC in 1985 as a youngster after playing at QPR and Luton. Going on to make more than 700 appearances for the Canaries, he captained them to a League title in 1992/93 and promotion in 1999/00. Other career highlights were victories against Hereford United and Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup. Mark became First Team Manager in May 2013. He shapes the delivery of Pro Direct Academy Arena at the club with a view to guiding PDA players in to club football and alternative career routes in coaching and higher education.
DAMON LATHROPE – Lead Coach at Pro:Direct Academy Hitchin
UEFA B Licensed Coach Damon began his career as a youngster with Norwich City before being signed by manager Paul Buckle for then Torquay United in the summer of 2010. He was part of the Gulls side which reached the 2011 League Two Play-Off Final vs Stevenage at Wembley, before also narrowly missing out on promotion the following season. After four years at Plainmoor he joined Aldershot Town but re-joined Torquay in July 2016. After 2 years in the South West, Damon joined fellow National League side Woking on a one-and-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. While injury soon forced him to retire from the pro game, he has been using his elite level coaching qualifications to good affect with Pro:Direct Academy since 2019.
Club info: https://hitchintownfc.club
June 16 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - September 7 (Monday) 9:00 am
Pro Direct Academy - Hitchin
Hitchin Town CFC, The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock, SG7 5AU