Pro Kickers Academy was created out of a strong passion, a shared vision and a ceaseless commitment to making learning easy and accessible. Since opening in 2010, we’ve had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey.
Known as the best Football Academy in the South East area, we provide a wide range of sessions to support children from all backgrounds and levels aged 3-15. Contact us with questions or to learn more!
Back in 2010, we started out solely as a football coaching academy but through the needs of many schools in the surrounding area, we have branched out to multi-sports activities in schools. We strive to be inclusive and involved in developing the next generation by engaging in a number of sporting activities to learn and enjoy. We feel this is very important to help the fledging stars of the future to lead a healthy lifestyle and help them learn life skills and discipline along the way.
We want to enable children of all abilities to come and have fun, to learn in a positive environment which will help them go on to be motivated, participate and achieve. Our programmes are specially designed to help nurture and develop children’s skills and talents. This is done through technical, skill and match-related practices, but most importantly is a place where children can come, have fun, learn and meet new friends along the way.
Our coaches and staff have been hand-picked, having a vast knowledge and passion for PKA. All of our staff have up to date qualifications and DBS checks. We strive to maintain the highest standards of delivery in every aspect of our coaching sessions to ensure that every child’s needs are catered for. We ensure that all of our staff members are up to standard in all areas of business.
OUR COACHES AND STAFF
Jack Wheeler, Head Coach & Founder
Kicking off Pro Kickers back in 2007, Jack has been strongly involved in all aspects of PKA. From coaching to the marketing and funding, Jack works hard to keep Pro Kickers at the highest standard it always has been.
U.E.F.A A Level 4 (Ongoing)
U.E.F.A B Level 3 in Coaching
U.E.F.A. Level 3 Licence in Coaching Football – F.A. Level 2 in Coaching Football
F.A. Level 1 in Coaching Football
F.A. Youth Module 2
F.A. Youth Module 1
BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science’s
Higher Coaching Sports Leadership Award
Coaching Sports Leadership Award
Action for Blind
Emergency First Aid Award
Child Protection Award
Richard Gurney, Senior Coach
Richard started coaching with Pro Kickers whilst studying at Greenwich University in 2016. Pro Kickers gave him the opportunity to develop as a coach and teacher by developing skills in a range of schools in sports from football all the way to dance.
FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
BTEC National Diploma in Physical Education and Sport
BA Honours In Physical Education and Sport
Emergancy First Aid
Caitlin is the newest member of our team, having started in October 2020. Having studied English Literature and Creative Writing, we're pleased to have her as our Marketing and Communications Manager where she creates content for social media, advertising and our website.