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Priority Football Academy

In partnership with Nailsea School

As the football industry continues to experience a high rate of growth, the career opportunities within it have never been better for young people. With a focus on education and providing opportunities, we aim to help you build the experience and qualifications you need to stand out from the competition when starting your career in Football.

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Rob Prior

Rob formerly coached at the Bristol Rovers Academy for 4 years and holds the UEFA B Licence and Youth Award qualifications. He has a wide range of experience from Under 9s to senior football and is the current Nailsea United First Team Manager. Rob’s previous clubs include Clevedon Town and Yate Town where he has been lucky enough to work with some of the most experienced and respected coaches in the area.

“I am thrilled to provide such an opportunity for 16-18 year olds to continue their enjoyment of football and their development as a player. This programme allows us to continue our involvement within the community and to extend our support to students when transitioning into adulthood. Working with Nailsea School, we aim to provide the best sporting opportunities for our students so they can go on to succeed in their chosen careers.”

Rob formerly coached at the Bristol Rovers Academy for 4 years and holds the UEFA B Licence and Youth Award qualifications. He has a wide range of experience from Under 9s to senior football and is the current Nailsea United First Team Manager. Rob’s previous clubs include Clevedon Town and Yate Town where he has been lucky enough to work with some of the most experienced and respected coaches in the area.

“I am thrilled to provide such an opportunity for 16-18 year olds to continue their enjoyment of football and their development as a player. This programme allows us to continue our involvement within the community and to extend our support to students when transitioning into adulthood. Working with Nailsea School, we aim to provide the best sporting opportunities for our students so they can go on to succeed in their chosen careers.”

Adam Davidson

As well as being our Head Coach, Adam has a wealth of experience, having spent multiple years overseas in various countries such as Australia and America. Adam is a highly talented coach who holds a UEFA B license. He also brings an extra dimension to academy with his Master’s degree in Sports Performance Analysis which brings performances and training sessions to life.

“Priority Football Academy and Nailsea School Sixth Form have developed a fantastic programme which offers students a truly unique opportunity to develop as footballers while studying their chosen A Levels. Having spent much of my career working in similar settings around the world, I am excited to bring my experience and expertise – particularly in football analysis – to the Academy and equip students with the knowledge and confidence to achieve their full potential when leaving Nailsea School.”

As well as being our Head Coach, Adam has a wealth of experience, having spent multiple years overseas in various countries such as Australia and America. Adam is a highly talented coach who holds a UEFA B license. He also brings an extra dimension to academy with his Master’s degree in Sports Performance Analysis which brings performances and training sessions to life.

“Priority Football Academy and Nailsea School Sixth Form have developed a fantastic programme which offers students a truly unique opportunity to develop as footballers while studying their chosen A Levels. Having spent much of my career working in similar settings around the world, I am excited to bring my experience and expertise – particularly in football analysis – to the Academy and equip students with the knowledge and confidence to achieve their full potential when leaving Nailsea School.”

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About our trial days

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are postponing all of our Trial Days for the foreseeable future. All applicants will receive an unconditional offer to join the Academy upon application, and once it is safe to do so, we will invite you to attend one of our Trial Days.

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