For them golf is not a leisure, but a job!
When the weather is right and the courses are full of people, our team of golf instructors makes sure to assist everybody, al the time.
We are pleased to announce that Adrian Costello has joined as the Head Coach for Uk Pro Academy for our next residential academy training programme which starts in December 2o18. Adrian, who holds the UEFA A coaching licence, comes to the academy with extensive knowledge and experience in working with elite professional players. He is the current first team manager for Swedish Division 2 team Ytterhogdal IK who have just received the team of the year award for their amazing first season in the league. Adrian is looking forward to working with all of the players who will be joining our academy this December.
Tim is a qualified football association coach with lots of experience under his belt. He is a Sports and Recreation Development (BA Hons) graduate from Leeds Beckett University and is the former head coach of the Arizona State University men’s team. Tim has spent time working for soccer organisations both in the USA and the UK including time spent in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arizona, Texas and Illinois. Tim is the former Programme Manager at the Chicago Fire Soccer Club where he created and delivered youth soccer programmes to individuals, coaches and youth soccer organisations and is the former Community Manager at York City Football Club where it was his responsibility to oversee all community coaching delivery which includes the Elite
Sam is a Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate at Leeds Beckett University who has completed his Gym instructing level 2 and Personal training level 3 courses. Sam joins the UK Pro Academy team as the head of strength and conditioning. He specialises in strength/plyometric/core stability/recovery based gym work.
Joel Summerfield is always on hand to assist our coaches with setting up equipment, handing out bibs, collecting footballs etc. Joel is also responsible for capturing footage on match days.
Mthunzi is the academy's player liaison officer and is responsible for making sure that all players have everything that they need during their stay in the U.K. Mthunzi takes care of day to day organisation such as bus tickets, accommodation and is always on hand to help our new players to settle in to life as an aspiring pro player in England.
As the Head of Recruitment John is responsible for finding suitable locations to hold our Player Talent Identification Clinics where we are able to find talented players who may never have had the opportunities to showcase their skills in front of qualified talent id coaches.