Testimonials and success

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I have found every aspect of the BHPP Academy to be extremely professional and very informative.

Both Ben and Vicky have taken time to assist me with all questions whether it be of a footballing nature or educational.

I would highly recommend BHPP to any aspiring young footballer that is serious about a career in Football.

Jason McBrienCurrent Academy player parent

I have been good friends with Ben for 10 years since playing football with him at Shrewsbury Town FC. In our professional time together, Ben was a terrific full back, still to this day the best 1vs1 defender I have played with.

He has a fantastic attitude and is an extremely hard working and dedicated individual in whatever field he participates. As a person, he is very loyal and committed to helping others. Ben will accomplish great things in the future and bring the best out of any individual that is fortunate enough to work with him.

Dave EdwardsShrewsbury Town FC and Wales

After being released by Borehamwood FC, BHPP gave me the tools and support to being brought by Peterborough United FC

Junior MoriasNorthampton Town FC

Having known Ben for a number of years, as well as signing him as a player, I have always been impressed by his professionalism, attitude and work rate. It is no surprise to me to see Ben now creating a professional environment for young players to learn and be coached at Pro Performance Academy.

Ben’s ethos and views of the game are based on a technical approach to attacking football, views in which I fully endorse. I’m sure with the type of training at BHPP Academy Ben will excel in producing players over the coming years.

Gary WaddockCurrent manager of Aldershot Town FC

Herdy was our rock solid right back when I had my first big season as number 1 for Shrewsbury Town. We had a great season together that I will never forget.

I think it is great what he is doing, setting up an academy with his own training methods, which has been devised from across the globe, to give young players a possible chance in the professional world of football and importantly…. the chance of a great further education.

Joe HartBurnley and England

I have been training regularly with BHPP Academy since it was established, and did one on one training for years before that with Ben.  Training regularly with Ben and the Academy have helped transform my game, giving me the support, dedication and training that was needed in order to help my career progress. I owe my move to AFC Sunderland to BHPP Academy. Training with them has helped me to where I am today

Luke O'NienSunderland AFC

I’ve been training with BHPP Academy for over 3 years now, and I can honestly say I’ve seen the biggest development in my footballing career throughout this period.  I signed a professional contract for Zenit St. Petersburg soon after working with Ben and know that the hours I put in with Ben were testament to that.  BHPP Academy has improved multiple dimensions to my game on the pitch and helped me make better choices off it, and is giving me every chance to take my game to the highest level.

Jacob Gardiner-SmithFormer Zenit St. Petersburg player

I have grown up and known Ben since I was 10 years old. We both signed our first professional contracts at Watford FC together. I was released at the same age as boys going into BHPP Academy, I support Ben in his training ethos in developing players, hopefully for the professional. I fully endorse the type of training BHPP Academy offer and look forward to seeing the fruits of that in years to come.

Ashley YoungManchester United