Trials and presentations evenings

Prospective players and parents will have the opportunity to attend a Presentation Evening where we will talk you through every aspect of our Academy; from our unique football training, to the educational courses we have to offer. Our results speak for themselves.  We only offer 20 players a place each year, so attending these evenings are paramount to be acquainted with everything our Academy provides.  You will also have the opportunity to meet our team of dedicated staff and players, who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

We also hold regular Trials, where players take part in a training session and small sided games, to enable us to assess every aspect of the players’ ability.   From these Trials, we will select players who we believe will be best suited at our Academy.

We hope to see you at one of our Presentation Evenings and Trials.

Please book via the links below:

An exciting opportunity for players that are serious about progressing up the football ladder and combined with furthering their education, both on a full time basis. This is the only level 3 BTEC course of its kind, in partnership with Simon Balle School.


Want to play football AND gain an academic qualification? Maybe you’re not sure of your next step after GCSE’s? Have you been released from a club and are looking for a second shot? The BHPPA offer a pioneering educational course, toward a formal qualification. Within this excitingly unique opportunity, we offer places to 20 elite players and the chance to play competitive football while earning a qualification which carries valuable UCAS points.

The journey though the Pro Performance Academy begins by attending one of the trial sessions (see booking page for trial dates) where players will be assessed on their footballing ability and suitability to the programme on offer. Unlike other courses the Academy aims to cultivate player ability to a standard, where with our experience and industry affiliation, may bring the opportunity to trial at professional football clubs in the UK and abroad with the invaluable benefit of an educational qualification. Other exit routes, of course include, higher education opportunities at UK universities or even US College Scholarships.

Although this is a FREE course, you are required to purchase the official kit as designated by BHPPA. Club kit is COMPULSORY and will be available for purchase soon!

Please read our Terms & Conditions before submitting your interest in any of BHPPA courses.


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We are excited to hold our second Academy Trial of the season for current year 11's and 12's for elite footballers, who wish to take their football to a new level.  Combining football training from our Academy Director, ex-professional, Ben Herd, and education from an Ofsted Outstanding School, the opportunities are endless for our players' futures.

Come and find out why our training is unique to everywhere else, and why we've had players sign professional contracts whilst training with us.


The trial will take place:
Sandringham School Astro
The Ridgeway
St. Albans AL4 9NX


If any trialist is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, OR if anyone in the same household is displaying symptoms, then you must stay at home and under no circumstances attend the trial. If a trialist is classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, then the guidance is that you should remain at home.

ALL trialists MUST have parental consent to attend the trial. Please e-mail this consent to us at


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Join us for our Virtual Presentation Evening where you will have the opportunity to hear from our Academy Director and ex-professional footballer, Ben Herd about the different courses and opportunities BHPP has to offer.