about pfa

At Pro Football Academy nothing stokes our passion for the beautiful game more than grass roots football and coaching.  Charting the progress of your little one (or not so little one) as they hone their ball skills, build tactical knowledge, and develop that competitive edge is so rewarding - for everyone.


And it’s not just about the football.  Our development centre approach aims to nurture self-confidence, leadership and discipline for your child, helping them become a more wholesome individual and better team player in life!


If you’re considering professional football coaching for your lad or ladette (boys and girls aged 5 to 14)  in the Buckinghamshire area - Beaconsfield, Bourne End, High Wycombe and Marlow - get in touch today - you may have the next Messi or Ronaldo in the making!


marco papa

Founder & Head Coach

With Italian passion running through his veins, there’s no one better to nurture that winning mentality than Marco!

coaching career

FA Prelim badge; FA level 1 coach; FA level 2 coach; DBS checked; FA safeguarding children; First aid qualified; New York Cosmos Soccer Camp USA; Elms Soccer School in Stanmore; coached and managed AC Carrera (men's) for 4 years; Belmont United for 2 year's (kids); Campomarino Youth Team, Italy 1 year; Bourne End JSC U9 for 3 years - present.

playing career

Tottenham Hotspur alongside Paul Gascoigne & Jamie Redknapp; Middlesex county at all levels; 1st team football for celebrated Non League Wealdstone (when they ground shared at Vicarage Road, Watford); 1st team Kingsbury Town; 1st team Firenze Ovest, Italy; 1st team Welwyn Garden City; 1st team Hillingdon Borough, 1st team Ruislip Manor; scored 220 goals for AC Carrera.


michael dwane

Performance Coach & Mentor

Michael’s philosophy is to allow the child to play with freedom and creativity.  Let them express themselves on the football pitch, which bodes well for their confidence in life.

coaching career

Level 1 coach

First class honours degree in football studies

playing career

Loudwater FC

Wycombe Saints FC