Lea Valley Academy

Part of the EdAct Trust

Pro:Direct Academy

The Pro: Direct Academy BXB Football Education Programme provides 16-18 year old students at Lea Valley with the opportunity to play professional football whilst studying a range of A-Levels/BTEC Sport Level 3 qualifications full-time.

The partnership between Lea Valley and Pro: Direct Academy is dedicated to producing extraordinary players on the pitch, and extraordinary people off the pitch. It enables students to visit universities including Loughborough, Hertfordshire and Oxford for continued study and regular opportunities to play against professional clubs, with the highest achieving players provided with professional club trials and excellent guidance on continuing their footballing journey.

As well as training between 8-12 hours per week with UEFA and FA licensed, highly experienced and qualified staff, students will benefit from first class football training, quality gym facilities, attend exclusive brand events in the UK and across Europe and gain valuable experience of the industry, whilst studying for their qualifications.

For more information and to register your interest for the programme please contact Pro: Direct Academy at mollie.kmita@prodirectacademy.com or 07738 414355.

Pro: Direct Academy Sports

Over the last two terms, Lea Valley students have participated in a range of sporting events with Pro: Direct Academy. It has been fantastic to witness our students’ sportsmanship, actively taking part in sports and exploring career options as a result of the partnership.

Last term, 16 Lea Valley Sixth Form students attended a football coaching event held at Birmingham City Football Club, run by Gianfranco Zola. The event took place in the football clubs training facilities, and all students proved their football expertise throughout the day and represented the school brilliantly. Many of our Year 11 and 12 students were lucky enough to visit Wembley Stadium to investigate a number of career opportunities available through the new Wembley University facility.