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P.A.S.S. - the official website 2002 -2024


grassroots to pro football training #playthepassway

P.A.S.S. is a soccer school founded in 2002 by ex professional players. We run development programmes to pro academy football and Futsal training centres for children aged from 3 to 14 years old. In the last 22 years many P.A.S.S. players have gone onto sign professional contracts, scholarships and are playing at pro academies. Over 139 P.A.S.S. players have played for professional clubs, these include one full and nine youth internationals. Our vision is for all children to enjoy playing football and progress to the best of their ability in a fun, friendly and safe environment. 



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P.A.S.S. latest news and signings


West Ham Utd


Congratulations to Isla on playing her first game for West Ham. Isla has overtime trained with us for over a year. Well done from all the team at P.A.S.S.

Joe Orpwood

Northern Ireland


Huge congratulations to former P.A.S.S. Academy player Joe Orpwood on his call up to the U15 Northern Ireland squad. Well done.

Dan Bentley

Wolverhampton Wanderers    


Congratulations to former P.A.S.S. Academy player Dan Bentley on his Premier League signing to Wolverhampton Wanderers .

Abbi Smith

Ipswich Town

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Congratulations to Abbi Smith who made her 1st team debut for Ipswich Town against Wimbledon in a 2-0 win. Well done from all the team at P.A.S.S.

Tobias Braney

Luton Town

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Well done to Tobias on his first pro contract signing with Luton Town. 

He started his football journey with P.A.S.S. at the age of 10.

Tom Taylor

Ipswich Town


After signing an Ipswich Town scholarship contract, the U16 year old player celebrated a win against Coventry in the Premier Development League Cup.

George Earthy

West Ham


Congratulations to West Ham United and England youth player George on signing his first professional contract. Well done from all the team at P.A.S.S.

Luke Reeve

Southend United


Well done to Southend United player Luke on winning the 2021/2022 Youth Team Player Of The Year award. 

 Congratulations from  P.A.S.S. 

Joe and Edson

Ipswich Town


Great to see two P.A.S.S. Aacademy players enjoying their time trialing with Ipswich Town. Enjoy the experience Joe and Edson. Best of luck.

Brooklyn Kabongolo

Ipswich Town


A massive well done to Brooklyn on signing his first professional contract with Ipswich Town. Brooklyn was part of the P.A.S.S. Academy and tour team as a youngster. He continues with overtime trained with 1-2-1 sessions.

Leo Fayle 

Charlton Athletic


Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Leo Fayle on signing at Charlton Athletic. Leo started his football, futsal and 1-2-1 training with P.A.S.S. three years ago. He has always been a pleasure to coach.

Zac Moore 

Charlton Athletic


Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Zak Moore on signing at Charlton Athletic. Zac started his football and futsal training with P.A.S.S. five years ago. He has always been a pleasure to coach.

Ronnie Stutter

Chelsea FC


Congratulations to Ronnie on signing his first contract with Chelsea. Ronnie started his football journey with P.A.S.S. at the age of 5. He continued his dedication by attending P.A.S.S. 1-2-1 overtime training sessions. He recently captained the England U16 side.

Taylor Clark 

Needham Market


Well done to Taylor who at 16 years old made his debut for the Needham Market first team. He has relentlessly overtime trained with P.A.S.S. for the past two years and is defiantly one for the future. Congratulations from everyone at P.A.S.S. 

Mason Long 

Tottenham Hotspur


Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Mason Long on signing with Tottenham Hotspur. Mason started his football, futsal and 1-2-1 training with P.A.S.S. four years ago. Great attitude and always a pleasure to train. Well done Mason.


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dan bentley

P.A.S.S. academy

“PASS gave me a great insight on what it would take to become a professional footballer. Now my younger brother is with PASS and I’m sure he will emulate what I have so far achieved.’’


P.A.S.S. Academy, Arsenal Academy, Southend, Brentford, Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. 2014/15 League Two play-off winner.

trent sainsbury 

P.A.S.S. academy

“I had the privilege of spending several summers in England with PASS, taking part in many of their holiday courses, that were fantastically run. Lee Honeywood arranged trials for me at Chelsea FC and other pro clubs. I certainly see PASS as a pathway to a pro club, as I regard them as a very professional outfit.” 

P.A.S.S. Academy, Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Australia, Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven,  

Maccabi Haifa, KV Kortrijk and Asian Cup winner.


tom lapslie

P.A.S.S. academy

“PASS was a great soccer school for me to develop as a footballer whilst having fun and making new friends. I benefited greatly from the PASS academy, gaining vital experience playing other professional clubs.''


P.A.S.S. Academy, Colchester United and Torquay United.


P.A.S.S. - more than a soccer academy

joe ward

P.A.S.S. academy

“Really top session. Best I've been to for a long time, very tough but enjoyed it. I will return for more ''

P.A.S.S. Academy and Peterborough.


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P.A.S.S. full list

of programmes

All P.A.S.S. coaching staff are FA qualified, CRB vetted, emergency first aid qualified and have attended the FA child protection workshop. We offer a number of courses and activities for children aged 3 to 14 of all abilities covering venues throughout the Essex area. 

• Academy (invite only)

• Football and Futsal training
• Holiday courses
• Club training days
• 1-2-1 training

• Small group sessions
• Goalkeeper specific training
• School programmes
• Tournaments
• Football roadshows
• Player recruitment programme

• Birthday parties

nathan ralph 

P.A.S.S. academy

“I didn’t know what to expect from my sessions at PASS, but from the first drill I was very impressed at the level of detail and knowledge that the guys here had. After close to a year out of football due to injury I went to them before pre season to help with my football specific fitness and by the time pre season came I was shocked at how good I felt.


The standard of 1 to 1 drills was top drawer with tough sessions made easier by the passion and enthusiasm that the coaches have, making it a lot more enjoyable. I’ll definitely be doing sessions in the future and highly recommend these guys no matter what level you play,whether you take football seriously or play it for the enjoyment..” 

P.A.S.S. Academy and Southend United Pro


paul parker manchester utd

''My son Jake has attended PASS for a number of years and recently has been invited to attend their academy. The PASS team achieve a fun enjoyable environment with a prof edge.''  

Paul Parker,  Manchester United and England.


P.A.S.S. academy

1st team players 

honour board

Trent Sainsbury - KV Kortrijk

Dan Bentley - Wolverhampton Wanderers    

Tom Lapslie - Torquay United

George Lapslie - Mansfield Town

Sam Ashford - Crawley Town

Max Watters - MK Dons

Tawanda Chirewa - Ipswich Town

Nathan Ralph - Southend United

Joe Ward - Peterborough

Taylor Clark - Wycombe Wanderers


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