The Playing for the Future Academy is delivered by UEFA Pro & A Licence coaches. Our academy has recently announced an expansion into Belfast meaning we will have a base in Lurgan Co. Armagh and Belfast Co. Antrim. We are proud to have a range of world class partnerships in place which ensures we are the No.1 independent youth academy in Northern Ireland. Our partnership with Ulster University ensures our players receive the benefits of a cutting edge performance development programme. We are also excited about the recently announced partnership with INCISIV which gives our academy GK's the opportunity to avail of their world class CleanSheet technology which is used by some of the games top professional clubs. 


• Ulster University partnership


• INCISIV partnership

• Roy Carroll GK partnership 

• Club partnership programme 

• UEFA Pro & A Licence coaches

• Pro club tours and world class tournaments 

• Belfast & Lurgan centres

If you think you have what it takes to be part of our academy programme get in touch and one of our recruitment team will come and watch your son in action. Please contact us for details.

For all inquiries please contact our recruitment team via the button below.

Meet The Team

Thomas McStravick

Academy Director – UEFA A Licence & current English Academy coach

Steven Savage

Head of Recruitment

Paul Kirk

Head Coach - UEFA Pro Licence

Ryan Prentice

Head Coach Belfast - UEFA A Licence

Darren Murphy

Academy Coach - UEFA Pro Licence

Keith O'Hara

Academy Coach - UEFA A Licence

John McStravick


Wesley Boyle

Academy Coach - UEFA B Licence & Specialist in Strength and Conditioning

Ross Redman

Academy Coach - UEFA A Licence

Paul Matchett

Academy Coach - UEFA A Licence

Sean Lavery


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