All of these players have had numerous contact time & continued mentoring from pro-player coaches.
Some having wonderful professional careers and some on prestigious journeys to becoming a professional footballer.
Where can PRO-PLAYER take you?…
“I used to copy everything my brother did growing up, he was a Goalkeeper so I decided to be one too. I actually got signed by Tottenham Hotspurs by copying the session he was in!
Billy guided me through vital years in my career, giving me numerous pieces of advice which I implemented and have paid off.
Having Billy as a role model, a mentor, a friend and a brother has got me where I am today. his advice will only drive me further!”
Cheltenham Town FC
Nick Green worked with Ellis at Lincoln City FC. Ellis was bought by Leicester City FC as a youngster and came back to Lincoln when they achieved promotion back to the Football League. Ellis was part of the Under 18s & 23s with Nick, whilst also a regular trainer with the First team. Ellis appeared at Wembley as a 17 year-old in the Football league trophy. Currently playing at Cheltenham Town FC. A player to keep an eye on.
Professional Footballer for Port Vale FC. Former Shrewsbury Town, Hartlepool United, Crewe Alexandra and England U18.
“Nick was brilliant with me as a scholar, not just as a coach but as a person to approach. His coaching ability & time he has for his players was second to none. I remember numerous times doing extra after training & Nick not leaving till late, all to make us better players. Couldn’t recommend him anymore”.
Professional footballer for, Crewe Alexandra, Republic of Ireland. Former Leeds United, Oldham Athletic, Derby County. Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers
“I’ve known Nick (Pro-Player Director) for many years and worked with him at times in my career. He has always had passion for playing and coaching the game.
I have experienced at first hand as a player the attention to detail and the environment he creates to develop the players he coaches.
If you want to develop your game and be the best you can be look no further than Nick , Brisbane footballers are extremely lucky to have him developing talent in that part of the world, that’s for sure!
Honors: Football league 1&2 Winners, Football league trophy, National league promotion, Euro 2012 Republic of Ireland squad.
The youngest ever scorer at Hartlepool United FC. Nick Green developed Luke for several years including at the Milk Cup in Ireland where Manchester United were their opponents. Playing against £100 million players Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford et al. Luke was sold for $1.5 million AUD as an 18 year old.
Josh is currently a first team player at Sunderland FC. Josh spend several years working with Nick Green at Hartlepool United, where he made his debut as an 18 year old. Josh has clocked up plenty of appearances in the Football League and is one to keep an eye on.
Kenton again spent years under the guidance of Nick Green. Currently at Sunderland FC, Kenton has played many times in League 1 & 2 in England.
Former Professional & Full scholarship in New York USA.
“Nick has proved an integral figure throughout my life and footballing career, from the very beginning. I first met Nick when I was around 8 years old, in the summer holiday camp ran by Hartlepool United at my local school, where my love of football really became an obsession. I was signed by Sunderland but still attended the holiday camps as the sessions provided allowed me to express myself in ways that are maybe different than the norm at professional clubs.
One thing Nick always encouraged me to be was brave on the ball, not to be afraid of trying to express myself, be it with a touch, pass or piece of skill. As a player who was never gifted with natural pace, Nick always took the time to develop skills such as my touch, movement and finishing to compensate for my lack of pace. When I was 14 I was released by Sunderland and signed for Hartlepool United, where Nick was now a coach.
When I signed my YTS with Hartlepool and Nick was Youth Team coach. This time at Hartlepool was my most enjoyable and successful and Nick played a huge part in that. When I was 17 I was lucky enough to play in Hartlepools pre-season tour and feature for the first team, with Nick always on hand to offer advice and any extra help I may need. I then suffered a pretty brutal injury leaving me sidelined that season.
Again, speaking volume to Nick as a person he was always on hand to offer support, lifts to training and such as well as helping me reintegrate to the team. The summer before I returned I would take part in extra ballwork/fitness sessions with Nick to make sure I was ready for my return. That season I returned fitter than ever but some restructuring at the club meant I had fell down the pecking order.
I then had ambitions to go to America and play and Nick was the person at the club I would go to for advice and some extra help. Even though we knew my time at the club was ending, Nick would regularly take me for 1V1 sessions to ensure my level did not drop. I can not thank Nick enough for what he has done for my career, especially the help with America which prove to be the best years of my life.
I would recommend Nick to any young players looking to develop there game, using football as a passport for life journeys.
Pat is currently playing his football in the USA at prestigious the Creighton University. Pat worked with Billy Lumley for many years developing his game and had a spell in the UK at Queens Park Rangers and Stevenage.
“Training with Billy has put me in the position I am in today. The [goalkeeper] sessions are great, always enjoyable and have helped me improve my knowledge of being a Goalkeeper.
What I found most beneficial is Billy’s knowledge base of what it takes to become a Pro. Billy has guided me through what he feels best for me and so far everything has paid off. Thanks Billy”
Leeds United & Australia
“I was fortunate enough to work with Nick and Billy whilst playing at Nudgee College.
The knowledge base, the educational sessions & the mentorship of both coaches was priceless to my development.
In my opinion working with Nick improved my decision making as Goalkeeper working with the ball at my feet. Whilst Billy guided me on his past experiences on how to deal with playing football in England.
I highly recommend Pro-Player to any player who wants to develop their game to be the best they can be.”
Macklen has worked with both Pro-Player GK coaches Billy Lumley & Jason Kearton for many years. He is currently the Number one at Brisbane Roar in the A League.
“During my time at Hartlepool United, Nick was always a great coach working with the U23s &U18s. Coming back from injury I spent several weeks training with him. His sessions were always well organised, engaging & purposeful. Once I got the managers job, I used a couple of boys from Nick to play in the first team, both were sold on. I’d like to think that shows the level of trust I had in Nick!”
English Professional football first team Coach and Manager
“I have known Nick for many years. Firstly as a young player and later as a coach. Nick is totally dedicated to his love of coaching & the development of both young & older players. He worked extensively in English Professional football. He contributed so much to the department when I was his Manager, at a Football league division 1 club. Totally trustworthy & diligent in his work. Whatever path Nick takes, then his talent & honesty will serve him well. He will be a success, that I am sure of. Best Wishes, Mick”.
Mick Wadsworth worked in all divisions of English Professional football both a first team coach & as a Manager with over 1000 plus games! 7 years as FA Staff & coach to England U17/18 teams, coach of England 21s, Newcastle United 1st team coach with Sir Bobby Robson.