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Train like a professional footballer while receiving education. Male and Female programme available.


Play football full-time working with Pro Elite's UEFA qualified and academy coaches while studying for a Sport qualification, up to Level 3 (Equivalent to 3 A-levels)

Players will train 4 times a week, including football, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions. As well as this, players will compete in weekly matches at the highest levels of college football. Players have opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches

Progression opportunities include professional football in UK or internationally, semi-professional football, USA scholarships as well as routes such as university, football management and analysis..


Darwen Aldridge Academy

Partnering with D6 and Aldridge Education, Pro Elite host our education programme as an elite footballing experience with elite education standard, giving you every competitive advantage

Our students will study and train at DACA, giving our students full-access to 4G training pitch, gym facility and analysis room. Education will be delivered by D6 specialist tutors who ensure all students have academic promise and open all pathways for students following the programme. 

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Meet your
main coach


Stephen is an ex-professional player who has played across the world, in 3 different countries and now brings his wealth of experience to Pro Elite students. Receiving a football scholarship himself at Borrusia Dortmund, Stephen knows the academy environment better than anyone and creates this same standard at Pro Elite

In his coaching career, Stephen has been working closely with Liverpool Football Club and Pro Elite United to progress young players into academy football. 


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