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2021/22 SEASON NEWS

All the news, exclusive interviews and match reactions!

"Quorn Football Club and Quorn Football Club Academy are delighted to announce the start of our partnership with ProChance. 


A organisation whose values align with our own. Dedicated to nurturing and supporting  talent of young people in the aim to help them achieve a long career in sport.


We believe the partnership will be equally beneficial and are pleased to share the excellent facilities at Farley Way Stadium with ProChance"

Their support and expertise will also help the development of our own BTEC Sport Academy Programme which starts with Loughborough College in September 2021.


We thank Liam Sutcliffe and his team for the opportunity and wish them the best of luck in Their First Season in The Leicestershire Senior League"

Liam Sutcliffe added "We are really excited about our partnership with Quorn and their new football academy. 

We are looking forward to training and playing at the Farley Way Stadium, it is a lovely stadium that has been utilised by Leicester City in the recent past and we are delighted to call it home. We now are a club in our own right that has outstanding facilities in Farley Way Stadium for our league and cup action and St George's Park National Football Centre for our matches with professional clubs.

Our partnership will be mutually beneficial and we look forward to supporting each other as our partnership develops.

I must thank Darren Kay for his help and support in the last few weeks or so, he has been amazing to work with and this bodes well for our future. The staff at Farley Way have been very welcoming and we look forward to working alongside them. The two organisations are very much aligned and have a dedication to developing young people.

The wider agreement between us ensures that we can help to develop their own academic programme, their academy and bring to the table a number of opportunities to the club. 

We are delighted"

 
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Next Steps are massive for young players


ProChance are delighted to announce that as part of our wider objectives we have launched our own football club.


The history of ProChance has revolved very much around trials, showcase games vs professional clubs and supporting young players on and off the pitch.


To take our project to the next level, ProChance will be playing under 18 players who in most cases have been released from a professional club, are classed as late developers or have missed their opportunity in the professional game at STEP 7 in the Leicestershire Senior League.


We caught up with Liam Sutcliffe to find out exactly what this means for young players.


We knew some time ago that if we were to capitalise on the success we have had to date in terms of us finding players, giving them a platform, professional club trials and those players often signing for professional clubs we would need to get more players playing senior mens football in a strong, competitive league.


We are very thankful to the Leicestershire Senior League and the FA for their support, this is something very unique and maybe its never been tried before, we are very grateful for their understanding and giving ProChance rhe opportunity to become a football club in its own right.


For a young player aged 16 or 17 on the outside of the professional game, what excites professional clubs is if they can cut it consistently at a senior mens level. If they can do well in this environment then they have a real chance. Given the volume of professional club matches we play in a season plus the learning that will take place competing at a senior mens level makes this a seriously good platform for any promising player.


Our club will continue to recruit players nationally who fit our player profiles and give them the platform to come to ProChance and enjoy and develop in a superb environment. As ever, from the moment we speak with a player, parent or guardian we are aiming to progress that player to a better future in the game. We want to create a winning culture but its the main thing for us, what is more important is what the players learn week to week, how they retain that information and how they use that information from game to game to develop their game.


We understand that it will take time for the players to compete physically and the opportunity to learn from older, wiser, stronger players is huge. The tempo is quicker and we want the players to be under pressure, have to problem solve under pressure, deal with different types of football that no doubt we will face and develop a way to consistently make good decisions on and off the pitch. The Next steps are massive for the young players we work with, maybe this hasn’t been done before. For us, this as a development tool to help us to support promising young footballers its a no brainer. For us it's where the players are in 6,12,18 months time, that’s key.


We are very pleased, that we are now a football club [ProChance Football Club] in our own right, plying our trade in the centre of the country [Leicester] for our senior mens games in the Leicestershire Senior League and in St George’s Park National Football Centre, the home of English Football, where we will play all of our professional club showcase games.


We will continue to have a year round recruitment process and I would encourage any player who backs themselves to apply for a trial"


Click 'Getting Scouted' below.

 
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Different Challenge, Same Journey!


On a sweltering afternoon at Hall Park, the home of Lutterworth Athletic, a young ProChance side were ultimately on the wrong side of an entertaining encounter.


Starting the afternoon straight out of the blocks, Sunni Nichols showed great composure to put ProChance in front as he slid home a calm finish.


Yet the lead was short-lived, Lutterworth Athletic scored the first of three. With a second coming before the break.


ProChance, however, didn’t let their heads drop against their more senior opponents. Playing some excellent football and really making the experienced Lutterworth Athletic team work to win the ball back. Callum Edwards and Archie Cane down the left, combined really well on several occasions causing problems for @theAtho

Ben Courtier and Sid Partridge provided a solid centre back partnership with Loui Hutton who came on after 35 minutes at right back showing signs of quality both defensively and offensively.


With around 20 minutes of the first half remaining, ProChance changed formation and started to apply some pressure to Lutterworth creating a few chances. Cameron Cook, Stan Gurney and Alfie Cummings playing well in a midfield trio.


The second half saw more changes from ProChance but the consistency in quality remained as the young ProChance side battled for every ball and showed signs of some quality. Lutterworth bagged a third toward the end of the game to secure victory.


It’s clear to see something special is happening with ProChance and the amount of positive feedback has been overwhelming from people within the professional game and the wider football community.


Liam Sutcliffe reflected on the teams performance - ‘’We are extremely proud of the team's desire to take the game to an established Step 6 club.  All over the pitch we were generally comfortable in possession. We saw a lot of good combinations with a lot of our attacks. For good portions of the game we kept the ball well with a purpose to attack from a position of strength. In fact, we were much better in the second half once the players got accustomed to the standard of football.


For a young group I’m very proud of them and it was our first game at a senior mens level; there’s a lot that has been learned and we’re at a good stage in our process.


The squad has an average age of 16 so we are very pleased they played and competed the way they did. Young players will make mistakes and this happened in the game but it isn’t an issue for us. It’s early in our process and with some coaching and more games those situations and mistakes don’t happen. 


The learning that takes place in a game of this nature is something money just can’t buy. It’s part of our process now to help promising young players achieve their maximum.


It was a really good test for us. Lutterworth are a strong team with players who are smart on and off the ball and wanted to compete in the right way. I am certain Lutterworth will do well this season. 


The result isn’t an issue, we’re primarily focussed on performance, confidence and attitude. The players want to represent ProChance with pride and fight for every ball. They showed this in abundance. We had some very good performances from a very young side and we can be pleased with that, it gives us a yard stick to kick on from. 


It was good to have some spectators at the ground showing their support and it was a great occasion for these young players.


It was a really good workout and we’d like to thank you to Lutterworth for hosting us."