Football Trials

Do YOU dream of becoming a professional football player?

Do YOU have promising football skills, talent 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 5-16 and can travel, you can begin a journey that may change your life…

FREE Open 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.

We are holding open trials for talented players throughout January and February 2015!

If you live in London,  Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire or are willing to travel apply for your football trial now!

Apply for your Football Trial Today!

You have Many types of choices of football trials to apply for:

Arsenal Soccer Schools Development & Advanced Centres

If you’re looking to improve your skills to get to the level of potentially joining an Advanced Football Centre, Protec offer their Progression and Development Centre training 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, where a number of players have had the chance to trial and play for clubs in the premier and football league.

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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, or Development centre trials.  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.The Pre Academy and development centre is diretley linked to premiership catagory one level and has seen  Many of  its squad members in a number of age groups go to sign contracts with premiership and league clubs!

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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.