Keele University to host Pro FC Football Camp

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Posted on 30 March 2011

Keele Conferences & Events, part of Keele University, has been chosen to host the Pro FC Easter Football Camp. Pro FC has been set up by former professional footballer and current Barnet FC Manager, Martin Allen and Blackpool FC Striker, DJ Campbell.

Taking place from 11-15th April, the ‘X Factor’ style camp gives talented players the chance to train with managers and coaches who have worked at one or more of the top 92 professional league clubs in England. The most outstanding players will earn themselves trials at Newcastle United, West Ham United and other Football League clubs.

The five-day, four-night camp is expected to attract around 90 of the country’s most promising players and will use the university’s football training areas and pitches, as well as its presentation rooms and accommodation facilities.

During their stay, players will also enjoy a specially created menu compiled by Damien Doyle, Head of Sports Science at MK Dons FC in conjunction with the university’s executive chef, Peter Walters, which is designed to give Pro FC players a nutritional insight into the food that is recommended to professional footballers.  

Martin Allen, Managing Director Pro FC, said: “We are hugely excited to be holding Pro FC’s next camp at Keele University. Pro FC provides a taste of life as a professional footballer to young players - this includes using top quality facilities - and Keele University have enabled us to do this. We look forward to a very successful week.”

Sam Rooney, Head of Keele Conferences & Events, added; “We are delighted to be hosting the Pro FC camp. Naturally as a university, our ethic is based around nurturing young talent, and the fact that Pro FC are bringing the footballers of the future here is a real endorsement to the standard of our facilities.”

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