Junior Premier League Partners with Pro Football Academy

Junior Premier League and Pro Football Academy Enter Strategic Co-Branding Partnership

Junior Premier League (JPL) and Pro Football Academy (PFA) today announced a strategic partnership between PFA coaching centres and JPL’s Regional Talent Centres, both high quality coaching environments that provide a pathway to playing in the Junior Premier League. The partnership will allow a scaled growth of co- branded PFA/RTC centres at Goals venues across the UK, increasing the opportunities for ambitious and talented players to experience the ultimate football learning environment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us” stated Rich Martin, Director of Football at JPL. “We ‘re delighted to be working with PFA to continue to raise standards and create opportunities for young players. It’s a perfect marriage of two premier football brands leading the evolution of football in the UK.”

Eight co-branded PFA/RTC Centres will open between January and March 2019 at Goals venues in Sunderland, Doncaster, Sheffield, Northamptonshire, Stoke, Chester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Another 50 PFA/RTC centres are then planned to open by September 2019.

“As the leading private football academy in the UK we are excited to combine the expertise of our own centres alongside that of JPL Regional Talent Centres to create the ultimate player experience” stated Carlos Roca, Managing Director, Pro Football Academy. “The partnership also allows us to reach more players, more quickly and introduce our PFA 121 and mini masterclass products to all the new centres.”