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Pro-Direct Soccer Academy Bucks – Director
Tristan has been working full time in the professional football arena for 12 years now. After studying for his degree in Sports Industry Management and Football Studies he opted for a coaching career with Wycombe Wanderers where he stayed for a year and then came the call from Reading FC where he spent 8 years working as an Academy Coach.
He has worked under the guidance of some fantastic coaches and managers, the likes of Steve Coppell, Brendan Rogers, Alan Pardew, Nas Bashir and Geoff Warner to name just a few. His journey up the coaching ladder from the Community Programme to Centre of Excellence Director for Girls, working with the Academy boys at Reading FC from u8 to u16 then on to Academy Director at the John Madejski Academy where he oversees a team of 8 staff and a group of 26 scholars.
Tristan is also the first team football coach at the most prestigious school in the World – Eton College. He is in the final stages of his UEFA A licence and will move on to his Pro Licence in the next 2 years.
Tristan has worked with some fantastic young players in his 12 years of coaching, many of whom are now playing International Football and are within the professional game themselves.
Tristan also enjoyed a number of years playing semi professional football and is still playing now. Tristan’s most memorable moments in football include appearing at Wembley as a schoolboy and on a coaching front when he first watched a player he had nurtured through make their international debut for England u18s in the European Qualifier.
Pro-Direct Soccer Academy Bucks – Area Manager
Sean has been working in the Professional football environment for 13 years now.
As well as playing an integral part of the senior staff “Kells” also combines that role with Academy coaching at Watford Football Club and being Head Coach of the Sir William Ramsey U19 Football Scholarship Programme.
After achieving a Diploma in Sports Science he began his coaching career at Wycombe Wanderers FC where he worked very successfully for 10 years which is where he and Tristan first teamed up. Sean progressed rapidly up the coaching ladder from Community Programme, Elite Centre Coordinator to guiding the clubs best young players within the Centre of Excellence, being very fortunate along the way to work under the likes of John Gorman, Lawrie Sanchez, Tony Adams and Pro licence Coach Nas Bashir
After leaving his Hometown club he reunited his working relationship with Tristan and became Regional Co – director for the PRO DIRECT SOCCER ACADEMY. Kells also plays a key role at the world famous Eton College by coaching U15′s 1st X1
In his time coaching young players Kells has seen a number of them progress onto becoming professional footballers plying their trade in the Football League, Premier League and even attain International honours. Kells currently holds many coaching qualifications and is currently working towards his UEFA A Licence
When playing the game Kells is a clever midfielder with excellent vision which has seen him play for many years at semi pro level, and still thoroughly enjoys playing the game we all love.
Pro-Direct Soccer Academy Bucks – Area Manager
Michael is Tristan’s assistant coach at the The John Madejski Academy Football Scholarship Programme where he has been for 3 years. He holds his UEFA “B” License and Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance.
Michael spent most of his youth within an academy and Centre of Excellence playing for Reading FC until the age of 15 where he was coached by well respected coaches such as Brendan Rogers, Nas Bashir, Peter Grant, Kevin Dillon, Martin Kuhl and Martin Allen. Michael was also called up to represent England Schoolboys but had to withdraw due to a knee ligament injury. After missing out on a contract at Oxford United he decided to follow a path into coaching.
Michael now has nearly 8 years of coaching experience . He has also spent time coaching in Oxford United’s Centre of Excellence, Reading FC’s Elite and Development programmes and Girls Centre of Excellence. He also coached in Reading FC’s Women’s team which contained players who play at international level. During this time he has worked with a number of high profile coaches and seen players progress into higher levels of the game.
Michael is also the first team manager at AFC Wallingford where he also continues to play and is looking to work towards his “A” License in the near future.
“Gladders” or “Gladz” is 18 years old and is a product of the John Madejski Academy. He has attained his level 2 coaching certificate and is currently a member of the Nike Academy. He trains at Arsenal's training ground with Nike every week and in the last year has been to a number of pro clubs including, Southampton, Wycombe and Paris Saint Germain.
Glads is a combative box to box midfielder who has an excellent range of passing and is a great role model for all Pro Direct Soccer Academy players and we are proud to have him on our coaching team while he strives to fulfill his dream of being a professional.
Tom like Gladz is a JMA graduate and is 18, Tom spent most of his second year at the JMA at Tottenham and Reading FC, he then just like Gladz joined the Nike Academy and has been to a number of clubs to try and realise his dream of being a Pro. Tom is a free scoring centre forward with a touch of magic!
We are proud to have Tom as a member of our coaching team and is a also a very accomplished level two coach.
Aaron has worked his way up the Tactic ranks to be one of our most popular members of staff. He predominantly works under Seans guidance and is a level 2 coach working towards his level three and plays for Maidenhead United FC
Danielle is a graduate form Reading FC’s Centre of Excellence and plays for Reading FC Women in the FA Premier League. She also graduated from the JMA scholarship programme and holds her Level 2 coaching badge.
Danielle is a fine role model for young girls aspiring to progress in the world of football, she has gone from grass roots football to an elite Academy and progressed on to be a Premier League player. Danielles ambition is to play in the USA and she hopes to fulfill this goal in 2011.
We at ProDirect Soccer Academy are proud of Danielles achievements and are delighted to have her as our lead womens coach.
The Pro-Direct Soccer Academy football have provided an excellent coaching service for all of the children at Goring Primary School. The staff are reliable and professional in their attitude and the children always enjoy their sessions. We hope to continue this relationship in the future. Angela – Head Teacher, Goring Primary School
Pro-Direct football has been an excellent coaching partner to us at California FC. We run up to 30 teams from soccer school through to U18s and the support that we have had from ProDirect Soccer Academy football has been first class. They have been running our soccer school and providing coaching to our teams and from next year they will also be running a coaching education programme for our managers and coaches. These guys are professional, knowledgeable and approachable but most importantly they make learning fun for the kids. They come with my highest recommendation. Rob Andrews I California Football Club
Pro-Direct Soccer Academy have improved my team on and off the pitch taking the players to another level with proven results. They delivered high quality sessions with the flexibility to consider my input on any areas I had concerns about. Our coach had the required skill and knowledge levels to gain respect from the players which is most important in order to progress Graham Evans Windsor and Eton Youth U-16 Manager
Pro-Direct Soccer Academy make playing the game an education. They foster a learning environment where long-term progression is paramount, coaching sessions are accessible and rewarding, and everyone can see the benefits so it’s a hugely enjoyable experience along the way.
The Pro-Direct Soccer Academy football have provided an excellent coaching service for all of the children at Goring Primary School. The staff are reliable and professional in their attitude and the children always enjoy their sessions. We hope to continue this relationship in the future. Pro-Direct Soccer Academy make playing the game an education. They foster a learning environment where long-term progression is paramount, coaching sessions are accessible and rewarding, and everyone can see the benefits so it’s a hugely enjoyable experience along the way