LFE & PROCHANCE JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE GENUINE OPPORTUNITIES TO RELEASED PLAYERS
The time when a player is released from a professional club can be very difficult but ProChance see opportunity being the key to revitalising the futures of young players released at 18.
Anthony Cato, transition officer @lfeonline gave his thoughts “It’s been fantastic to hear about the work that @prochancefootball & @derbyuni have been doing, offering young people an opportunity to combine a full-time training programme with education and much more. This is an exciting opportunity to support young players across the country with their next steps”
ProChance Head of Football, Liam Sutcliffe commented "We've been working with released players from some time now and with every player we speak with, state that what they want is opportunity. Sustainable opportunity to find out if they can be paid to do something they love as a job as a player but also to know more about themselves and to find a path forward through education while gaining valuable experience on the pitch and in the workplace.
Annually, we operate two programmes. From May we run our 8 week performance camp aimed at opportunity, immediately satisfying demand for players in clubs, giving players the opportunity to@work@on some things that may have been a reason for their release, individual evolution, education, helping them understand their journey and helping them make better decisions over their immediate future whilst enjoying full time training and an amazing professional club games programme watched by many clubs from home and abroad creating the perfect recipe to give a player the ultimate opportunity on and off the pitch. We then have our full time programme. This involves a true full time training programme including strength and conditioning, performance analysis, team coaching, 1-2-1 coaching, unit specific coaching, a full medical provision, full time games programme including matches against #professional clubs in front of decision makers from the professional game and a very unique academic programme based around the player and their personal development. This environment supports players over a longer period of time with lots of positive outcomes”
With our programme it's an opportunity to achieve and play professional clubs at B team/under 23 and at a first team level. We piloted with Port Vale to see if at a first team level playing our group would be worthwhile and it was a resounding yes.
We are very much looking forward to working with Anthony Cato, the LFE, and to provide support and much needed guidance and opportunity to players released from @premierleague and @efl clubs”
Midfielder Devante Ramsay talks ProChance
Devante Ramsay talks about how ProChance has made a difference to him as a person and player during his recent trial day with Huddersfield Town
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2023
FREE TO ACCESS TRIAL DAY WATCHED BY PROFESSIONAL CLUBS HOSTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY.
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Pro's see value in ProChance
A series of professionals from football visited ProChance to speak with players and staff during our "ReThink Possible" camp
During the elite level eight week training camp we were visited by professional people from coaching, management, intermediary, nutrition and sports broadcasting in the world of football to give their experiences and knowledge to our players.
Check out the video's below to get their thoughts on all things ProChance.
Edu Rubio First Team Coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers gives his thoughts on our innovative full time football programme starting in September 2023.
First Team Coach
Ian gives us an insight into his thoughts on our innovative full time programme in partnership with the University of Derby
Full time training | Full time match programme | Full time study | Full time Opportunities
ProChance Football is delighted to announce the University of Derby as its new home and away shirt partner.
The award-winning University will sit on the front of the new home, away and third shirts for the duration of the upcoming campaign and until the summer of 2025.
The link-up also means that the University's logo will appear on players' training wear.
The new sponsorship follows the announcement of the University’s partnership with ProChance to deliver an innovative FdA Athlete Professional Development course. The programme, based at the University’s Kedleston Road site, welcomes its first students in September and will support aspiring footballers and officials who have been released or are searching for an opportunity to achieve an academic degree while developing their sporting talent.
Andy Hooton, Head of Sport and Exercise Science at the University, said “Securing the sponsorship of ProChance playing kit and training wear is a great way to evidence the importance that both organisations place on the student athlete. It is vitally importance that athletes maintain their professional development and wellbeing when engaging in elite performance and education. The strength of the relationship underpinning the new FdA Athlete Professional Development indicates that this is going to be game-changing within the industry.”
Liam Sutcliffe, Head of Football with ProChance Football, commented:
“We are delighted to have an innovative and unique FdA programme in collaboration with the University of Derby and the shirt sponsorship signals the strength of our relationship. I am proud of the University’s association with ProChance Football and we’re committed to seeing it flourish, keeping the student athlete at the core of our values. There is a shared sense of responsibility that we can provide opportunities within football and education that make the heart beat faster; starting with our innovative FdA programme from September 2023.”
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ProChance launch Pioneering "ReThink Possible"
An 8 week long elite level Training Camp for players aged 18-24 either recently released or pursuing a path to break into the professional game
Hosted at the University of Derby ProChance are hoping to engage with young players to support them in understanding the football industry, helping them to be more employable both on and off the pitch while giving them an amazing opportunity to train, get fit and play against professional clubs watched by professional clubs
[Photo] Davis Keillor-Dunn a guest speaker during the programme who is able to speak directly from experience about his journey and what ingredients are the most important for a life in football and sport.
The hope of the "ReThink Possible" Training Camp is to enable young players to think differently about what their future may look like especially in the short term, whilst giving them access to learning, opportunity and support.