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What is The Priority Football Academy?

Working in partnership with Nailsea School, Priority Football Academy is recruiting student athletes to join the programme for the 2022 academic year. The Academy will offer enjoyable, structured training sessions to help you reach your full potential, opening doors to further opportunities within football and other sports.

All sessions will be led by our UEFA Qualified Coaches Robert Prior & Adam Davidson. A typical schedule will consist of three training sessions per week (during sixth form hours), using Nailsea School’s fantastic all-weather facilities.

Training sessions will cover the technical and tactical aspects of the football programme, with matches in the ECFA Men’s League on Wednesday afternoons. Analysis, physiotherapy and recovery sessions will be integrated into the weekly training schedule.

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Meet Your Coaches

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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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. Once it is safe to do so, we will invite you to one of our Trial Days.

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