Heart of England Training and Pro:Direct Academy are pleased to announce a new full time football education programme coming to Daventry in August 2019. 

Communications Park, the home of Daventry Town FC, is the soon to be the base for Pro:Direct Academy Northamptonshire and will offer sports BTECs and NVQs for 16-19 year olds. 

In addition to benefitting from a leading education programme, players will also be able to play in regular fixtures and tournaments at home and away as well as being able to train at St George’s Park.

They will also gain access to exclusive Pro:Direct events, meet professional and retired players and receive exclusive discounts through the Pro:Direct store. 

The programme has been developed after building on the success of our flagship academy in Castle Vale Birmingham and a recent two day tournament for existing Northamptonshire U18s. 

Dan Elliott, Pro:Direct Academy Manager for Heart of England training spoke of his excitement for the launch of the new academy saying: “The recent Pro:Direct Cup Tournament in October was a great platform for us to launch our new Northampton Academy. We have a fantastic facility and a pathway to senior football with our partnership with Daventry Town FC. The performances of the players throughout the tournament shows the Northamptonshire region has some really talented players. I am looking forward to meeting more players and parents at our open events in January and February. Our programme offers something unique there are some amazing opportunities within what we offer and look forward to working with ambitious committed young footballers who want to find a career the football industry.” 

Mike Price, Partnerships Manager for Pro:Direct Academy echoed these sentiments adding: “Pro:Direct Academy are delighted to see our new centre open in a very important football region. This grows our already strong partnership with Heart of England Training who bring across their expertise from running education at the successful Birmingham centre. We are excited for the potential of the centre to exceed expectations given the premium facilities on offer to players.”

Pro:Direct Academy Northampton will be welcoming its first cohort in Summer 2019 and is holding a number of trial and taster days in the lead up to the launch, the first of which will be on Saturday 26th January 2019 followed by a two day taster on 21st-22nd February 2019.

Further details, including the qualification levels, progression opportunities and how to apply, can all be found at hoet.co.uk/sport-full-time.