passionate about grassroots football in Teesside and County Durham


Premier Player Football Academy are passionate about Grassroots football in Teesside and County Durham. Every single one of our coaches grew up playing in the TJFA and most of us went on to become professional players and coaches and only now do we fully appreciate the countless hours managers, coaches, parents and volunteers give up every week for young players in the TJFA.

In 2014/15 season Premier Player delivered over 100 hours FREE coaching to junior clubs and this season we are doing even more .

This season Premier Player Football Academy are launching our Grassroots Club Partnership scheme in which every Saturday morning we will send our Director of Football Mark Proctor out to grassroots clubs to deliver a training session or coach education session absolutely FREE. 

Mark is former first team coach at Middlesbrough Football club and also spent seven years as Head of the Academy at Middlesbrough and has a wealth of experience and knowledge the we want to help pass on to junior club players and coaches in the TJFA. Mark is also a UEFA PRO License holder which is the highest qualification available in the world of football.

Every Saturday morning Premier Player would like to deliver  

- 3 x 55 minute long sessions 

- 3 different age groups 

- min 10 max 16 players per session 

- in a single Saturday morning 

- your venue/your equipment .

All we ask in return is some photos of the session to post on our website and Facebook/Twitter .

If you would like to take part in the partnership scheme and receive a session absolutely FREE  then please get intouch by email - .In the email please state your club, the age groups to take part , if you have a particular topic or a coach education session in mind and we will be intouch . 

We have 30 mornings available and will be arranged on a first come/first serve basis . Please note this post is for 3 sessions delivered to 3 different age groups on a single Saturday morning one session after another. We also have a limited number goalkeeper sessions available .