Football Development Programme

The Football Development Programme © was Established in 2005. The Company consists of Ex. Academy / Youth Team / Reserve Team Players from various Professional Clubs. Staff Employed have been Released from their Respective Clubs and have either dropped down into Lower League Football or Concentrated solely on Coaching Full Time.



The Football Development Programme © also have an ‘Official’ Link with Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Scouting and Sending Players to the Academy at Brockhall.

We Aim to Develop and Improve each Child into Technically a Better Footballer. Our Philosophy is to Teach Technique, Skill and Ability on the Ball.

We encourage Children to keep the ball on the floor. Pass and Move quickly, always be available for the ball and never be afraid to make a mistake.

Using our knowledge and Experience, we also aim to help each Child progress in their Education and make them fully aware of how important a Good Education is.


The Healthy Eating through Football Initiative © was Developed in 2007 and has been delivered in many Primary Schools across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

We Aim to Help Children Understand just how Important a Healthy Lifestyle is, by Encouraging Exercise and a Healthy Diet.

The Numeracy through Football Initiative © was Developed in 2005 and has been Delivered in over 400 Primary Schools in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Educational Initiatives was something we as a Company wanted to develop. We had many ideas of possible ways in which Football and Numeracy could be linked.

Half Term / Summer Football Courses 2017

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‘OCTOBER’ Half Term Football Course 2017

Euxton CE Primary School
Euxton, Chorley

Bank Lane, Off Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6JW

Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017

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All Courses are Open to both Boys and Girls aged from 5 – 12 Years Old.

* Places are Limited to a Maximum Number of 50 Children for ALL Courses *

Family Discounts are always available for Full Week Bookings ONLY.


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Having known Matty since the age of 10, I can honestly say he is one of the most gifted, technical footballers I’ve ever seen. A great lad, who I’m sure if he can teach anyone only half of what he knows about the game, they will be on to a winner! I’m sure there are lots of football courses out there, but I’m certain no-one will offer the level of coaching as these guys.

Andrew Lonergan,
Wolverhampton Wanderers Goalkeeper & Former Fulham, Bolton, Preston, Leeds and England U’21



Andy-ProcterI’ve known Matt for Many Years and think he was ‘ Very Unlucky ’ not to make a Career in the Game.  I think it is Fantastic that he had Developed ‘ The Football Development Programme ’ as his ‘ Enthusiasm ’ and ‘ Devotion ’ to Football can really help Teach ‘ Healthy Eating ’ & ‘ Numeracy ’ in the School Environment ”.

Andrew Procter,
Former Accrington Stanley F.C, Preston North End & Bury F.C Midfielders





I’ve Known Matt since we where younger. We used to play together and I learnt quite a bit from him as he’s a little older than me and has helped my Development into playing Professionally. He’s a very good Coach and was always wanting to help others while he was Playing and he’s obviously taken that into his Coaching


Joel Byrom,
Northampton Town Midfielder & Former Preston North End F.C. & England ‘C’



Gareth-Whalley1I Worked Closely with Matt for 3 Weeks recently whilst undertaking our UEFA B Licence and found his ‘Knowledge of the Game’, ‘Enthusiasm’ and ‘Manner’

all Excellent.  I Would Highly Recommend Working with him.

Gareth Whalley
Current Manchester City U/18’s Assistant Coach & Former Crewe Alexandra, Bradford City and Wigan Athletic Player.




Chris-PorterI played with Matty at Preston North End for 5 Years and he was by far the most skillful player in our age group every year.

It is great to see that Matty is now willing to pass on his skills and knowledge to up and coming footballers. I would be happy for my children to be coached by Matty and therefore have no hesitation in recommending The Football Development Programme.

Chris Porter
Colchester United FC Captain & Striker Former Bury, Oldham, Motherwell, Derby & Sheff Utd.




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