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Our History

Year Formed - 2019

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2019

ProChance is formed

Huddersfield Town B Team at Canalside, the training ground of Huddersfield Town set the tone for a relationship that still is still thriving today.

A game watched by a handful of professional club representatives plus a raft of key decision makers at Huddersfield Town made for a very memorable game. The first showcase match in ProChance history.

This day also marked the first ever player going on trial with a professional club [Huddersfield Town]

Left - Hans Mpongo. At just 16 Hans played in the very first showcase match in ProChance history. He later went on to sign with premier league club Brentford FC.

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MARCH 2020

Covid-19 

In March 2020 football was abruptly halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

ProChance adopted a different way of supporting young players through the pandemic and became a place for players to talk. 

Football did resume for 2020-21 but with a very different feel. To continue to provide opportunity we live streamed most if not all of our showcase matches and events due to matches being played behind closed doors.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

Lift Off vs the Blades

Over 6,000 spectators tuned in to ProChance football YouTube channel to watch *TheUnsigned* take on the then Premier League outfit Sheffield United.

That day ProChance scored a wonderful goal which set the tone for how future squads at all age groups would play the game.

From this day alone a number of players went on trial as clubs with the most notable being centre back Ben Courtier who embarked on a 14 day trial with Premier League giants Leicester City.

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OCTOBER 2020

Signing on the dotted line - First ever ProChance player to sign to  a professional club

In a world wind of a 14 day period, the mercurial talent that is Evander Grubb reignites his dream with the support of ProChance.

From playing vs Sheffield United in September 2020 to being the youngest player to score in FA Cup history to signing for Huddersfield Town.

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NOVEMBER 2020

A proud moment - The first FA interview

An amazing opportunity for ProChance to be featured on the FA website. A proud moment as the FA recognise the good work done by ProChance.

The FA interview Liam Sutcliffe on topics such as inspiring players, what it's like training and playing at St. George's Park and the inspiration SGP can give to a young player.

As ProChance developed its concept, it wouldn't be the last time we would feature on the FA's website.

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ARPIL 2021

Showcase Match hits 50k viewers

The most views on our YouTube channel.

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August 2021

Callum Edwards is named Captain as ProChance pilot "kids in mens football" programme

ProChance pilots a programme of playing 16-18 year old footballers in senior mens football.

A world first as the first group of "kids" embark on a turbulent season of managing games vs professional clubs, full time training and playing senior mens football.

Callum Edwards was named as the first ever captain of ProChance.

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September 2021

30 days from the Gods

In the space of 30 days, ProChance players had the opportunities many can only dream of.

We played Huddersfield Town 18's, Crystal Palace at their new training ground 18/23's mix and it was capped off by playing the first team of Port Vale at Vale Park.

It doesn't get much better but that's the way we roll.

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November 2022

FA Youth Cup Success

Last Team in Leicestershire left in the FA Youth Cup 2022/23.

Playing under the Lutterworth Athletic banner, ProChance went on a dazzling run with much fun along the way.

Our experiences in our first FA Youth Cup run ended with ProChance being the last team from Leicestershire being left in the competition.

The run most certainly provided the players who participated with fond memories.

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November 2022

"Kids in Mens football"

Pilot Project Terminated

ProChance pioneered the process of playing all under 18 players in the mens game.

The project was dubbed "Kids in mens football"

Eventually, politics and the environment of mens football in the lower end of non league convinced everyone at ProChance that it shouldn't be the direction to take if we wanted to continue to provide opportunity to talented young footballers.

Liam Sutcliffe commented "The deal was if the environment provided learning and the process allowed for opportunity then it was worth it.


Playing at that level was no longer worth it especially as it became clear very little learning could be achieved was to be at the expense of opportunity for players"

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December 2022
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Times are changing!

1st December 2022

A significant day where ProChance Football, a well known brand in the sector came under the ownership of Caerus Sports Group.

Caerus the youngest son of Zeus in greek mythology and was the personification of opportunity, luck and favourable moments.


Quite fitting given what we do.......

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2022 

Ends with a Cracker

ProChance roll into town to play Oxford United.


ProChance undertake a breathtaking run of showcase matches versus professional clubs which takes them into 2023.

ProChance returned to their showcase match model and introduced their showcase camps, kids soccer camps and pioneered the world's first degree to educate referee's.

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2023 starts versus Huddersfield Town

ProChance traveled to the Millers Oils Training Complex to take on the under 18's of Championship outfit Huddersfield Town.
ProChance mainly made up of recently released under 16's put on an excellent performance for large parts of the game with some players impressing.

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March 2023
ProChance defeat QPR U17

In the new world operating with a newly refined structure of U17 and U23's giving players a 5 year window to opportunity, first up against the under 17's were QPR of the Championship. The category 2 club fell to defeat in a 2-1 victory with goals from Dylan Reason and former West Brom academy player Billy Fielding.

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Spring 2023
ProChance and UoD join forces in multi year partnership

An innovative partnership is formed to provide talent with a unique under graduate programme studying themselves as an individual along side the opportunity to play and train full time whilst competing against professional clubs at home and abroad

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May 2023
"ReThink Possible" Launched

ProChance launch a programme for talented players released from the professional game.

A training style camp that enables young players released and/or trying to find their path in the game with real opportunities to develop, understand and progress.

The first of it's kind anywhere in the world.

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ProChance changes lives for the better

Our eight week elite level training camp came to an end on Thursday 05 July 2023. A life changing experience for players.
2024 is already in the planning stages.

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