Football Trials

Do YOU dream of becoming a professional football player?

Do YOU have promising football skills and want to take them further?

One of the best top Football Academies in the UK are looking for YOU! If you are aged from 5-18 and can travel to South-East England, you can begin a journey that may change your life…

FREE Football Trials

Unlike many other football trial academies in the UK, football trials with Protec are FREE! Lots of other football trials organisations ask you (or your parents) to pay a fee just to attend a trial.

Protec are different; they offer FREE football trials to give you the opportunity to showcase your football skills. From there, players that show they have talent are invited to join the academy for ongoing professional football training and development.

Ultimately, this means YOU get to play football with other talented players and be scouted by professional football clubs, many of whom have close ties with Protec.

Apply for a Football Trial Today!

You have two choices of football trials to apply for:

Arsenal Soccer Schools

If you’re looking to improve your skills to get to the level of potentially joining an Advanced Football Centre, Protec offer their Progression Centres held at their highly successful Arsenal Soccer Schools sites in the Middlesex region. There are centres in Potters Bar, Barnet, Southgate, Finchley, Mill Hill, Wembley, Harrow and Ruislip. Players that show great talent at the Progression Centre are often invited to make the step up to attending the Advanced Centre.

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Protec Pre-Academy

If you’re a skilled player, already playing at at least District, County, Elite Saturday/Sunday league level, then you should apply for Protec’s Pre-Academy. Here you will receive twice a week UEFA qualified coaching of the highest standard and take part in games against some stiff competition with club scouts watching. Members of the Pre-Academy have gone on to greater things, such as signing a contract with a professional football club!

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This could be YOU!

Caleb Dennis signs for West Ham

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Under eleven Caleb Dennis has signed for West Ham after completing a six week trial at the Hammers Academy. Caleb, who attended our Progression Centre in Southgate quickly moved on to be part of our Protec Pre-Academy Advanced Centre in Potters Bar…
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Jacob Signs For West Ham

Sunday 13 April 2014

Under eight player Jacob Mazionis has signed for West Ham after a successful trial with The Hammers Academy. Jacob, who has been at our Pre-Academy Centre for the past six months had trials at Reading Academy and continued to work hard at his game, earning himself a six week trial with the Premiership club…
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Tarik signs for Norwich City

Friday 21 March 2014

Tarik Gideree, who has been part of our Pre-Academy Centre for the past year has signed for Norwich City Academy under 11 squad. Tarik signed after a successful trial with the academy and over the last few weeks he has been playing in tournaments for the club against professional opposition…
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Yasin Arai Signs for Stevenage

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Under 11 Yasin Arai has signed for League One Stevenage FC. Yasin, who attended our Pre-Academy in Potters Bar for the past year was recommended by Protec for football trials at Reading, Watford FC and Stevenage FC. He will now start training with the League One club three days a week…
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Blesk Signs for Reading

Sunday 12 January 2014

Blesk Epinyong attended Arsenal Middlesex Progression Centre and his talent was noticed immediately. He was sent for football trials where he was offered a contract and has now become one of Reading FC Academy’s top ten year olds, and is showing great potential to move forward with The Royals academy since joining from the Hertfordshure Centre…
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Ethan signs for Chelsea

Friday 15 November 2013

Eight year old Ethan Wenayeto has signed for Chelsea FC Football Academy. The eight year old, who has been regularly attending our Southgate and Advanced Development Centre programme was snapped up after being invited to attend sessions at Chelsea FC Academy at Cobham…
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Harvey signs for Reading Academy

Sunday 20 October 2013

Harvey Maunder has signed for The Royals under 11 squad after a successful six week football trial at the Madejski Centre. Harvey has played in a number of Academy games for The Royals and has notched up an astonishing Ten goals against professional opposition, with four goals in one game and a hat-trick in another…
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Scott Melville scores in FA Youth Cup games

Saturday 19 October 2013

Scott Melville, who spent six months training at our Advanced Centre, had trials at Reading and was later signed by Crawley Town on a YTS. Since then he has made his mark scoring in four out of five games in the FA Youth Cup…
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Brothers Sign For Brentford

Monday 9 September 2013

14 Year old Niki Tavares and his younger brother, 12 year old Marco, have BOTH signed contracts with Brentford FC…
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Micheal Signs for Colchester

Monday 9 September 2013

Micheal O’Donogue, who trialed and played for Reading FC Academy squad after being recommended by Protec, has continued to train at the Reading Development Centre and now has signed a two year YTS contract with Colchester United. Michael is now playing regular U21 and reserve team football with the League One club…
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Who Are Protec Football Academy?

Protec have been in the business of discovering and training talented football players since 1996. As one of the top Football Academies in the UK, they have relationships with many top football clubs, with players getting signed on a regular basis.

Protec’s Head Coach, Pete Edwards, has worked with top Premiership football clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Reading and Nottingham Forest. Alongside Pete is a team of dedicated UEFA qualified football coaches, all working to give YOU the best chance of a career in football.

Protec Football Academy run the player Development Centre for Reading FC, as well as running Arsenal Soccer Schools for the Middlesex region.