For Students In Year 12 + Year 13
The Pro Elite Woodkirk Male Football and Education Programme enables talented Year 12 and Year 13 students to play full-time football alongside pursuing their studies.
FULL-TIME FOOTBALL PROGRAMME IN WOODKIRK
The Pro Elite Academy Woodkirk Football and Education Programme enables talented Year 12 and Year 13 students to play full-time football programme whilst pursuing qualifications.
Pro Elite are proudly in partnership with Rochdale AFC, giving our students the opportunity to represent Rochdale AFC EDS in their games programme in the National Football Youth League - providing a pathway into the professional game.
Student-athletes are based at Woodkirk Sixth Form, where they will pursue level three qualifications alongside their football programme - creating an ideal environment for individual development.
OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAN
THE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME
Pro Elite Academy students train in a full-time professional-style programme at Woodkirk Academy.
Training is delivered by our highly experienced and fully qualified coaching team, who are all holders of UEFA and FA coaching badges.
Our training sessions focus on a number of key aspects of football development - aiming to improve technical, physical, tactical and psychological areas of the game.
The environment we create is directly based upon the life of a full-time scholar at a professional club.
As well as team sessions, we also work with players on an individual one-to-one basis to further accelerate their development.
Pro Elite Woodkirk students are given the opportunity to play in a number of prestigious national league and cup competitions.
National Football Youth League
We represent Rochdale AFC Elite Development Squad in the National Football Youth League - a high standard national competition made up of full-time teams with links to professional clubs in the EFL.
West Riding Under 23s League
Pro Elite Academy represent Liversedge FC in the West Riding Under 23s League - consisting of U23s teams of West Riding's leading semi-professional clubs.
Pro Elite Academy players are given the opportunity to learn from a dedicated team of fully qualified coaches.
Our coaches have a vast amount of experience working at high-levels in professional and semi-professional coaches.
All coaches are holders of FA or UEFA coaching badges, the leading qualification for professional coaches across the country.
Not only this, our coaches also work with players closely off the pitch to ensure their mental wellbeing and education are the best that they can be.
Woodkirk Centre Coaches
Lee Elam UEFA A License
Steve Thornber UEFA A License
Sports Science and Technology is an integral part of our game, helping us develop players and gain the edge over competitors.
PlayerTek GPS System
PlayerTek is a revolutionary GPS player-tracking system used by the world's leading sports clubs.
The system tracks players and provides insights into key metrics including distance covered, top speeds, sprints and power outputs.
VEO Sports Cameras
VEO is an automated camera solution which films our matches and training sessions, with all videos uploaded onto our online portal.
Our team of dedicated analysts use footage from VEO cameras to deliver analysis sessions for our players.
THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME
BASED AT WOODKIRK ACADEMY
Students at Woodkirk have an impressive history of making the most of the opportunities on offer to gain good results, to make a successful transition to higher education or employment, and to make a valued contribution to school life and the community.
Woodkirk Sixth Form has a friendly and supportive environment which reflects the hard working atmosphere of the whole school, with great importance is attached to the relationships our students share with their teachers and tutors, who monitor progress, oversee their personal development and prepare them for the next stage of their lives.
As a member of Woodkirk Sixth Form, you will have the opportunity to develop a whole range of skills; sporting, dramatic, musical, organisational and leadership – all of which will be beneficial to you in every stage of life.
The Sixth Form is large enough to offer a wide range of opportunities, whilst being small enough to care and treat everyone as an individual.
Students at Woodkirk Academy are eligible to complete the following A-Level courses:
English Language & Literature
Government & Politics
Health & Social Care
Students at Woodkirk Academy are eligible to complete the following BTEC courses:
Health & Social Care