passionate about grassroots football in Teesside and County Durham


Free Saturday Morning Sessions for Junior Teams

Premier Player Football Academy are passionate about supporting 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. Only now do we fully appreciate the countless hours managers, coaches, parents and volunteers give up every week for young players in the TJFA. So we want to give something back !

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 out our Director of Football Mark Proctor to grassroots clubs to deliver a Team Training Session or Coach Education Session absolutely FREE. 

Mark is a former first team coach at Middlesbrough Football club and also spent seven years as Head of the Academy at Middlesbrough FC. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge which he can 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 Footall Academy would like to visit a junior club to deliver  3 x 55 minute 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 to receive a session absolutely FREE  then please get in touch by emailing .with the subject heading 'Grassroots Partnership Session'
In the email please state your club name, the age groups wishing to take part and  if you have a particular topic or a coach education session in mind.

We have 30 mornings available and these will be allocated 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 of goalkeeper sessions available .