PFC Player Development

The PFC Player Development Centre is the very heartbeat of PFC, everything we do links to it. It’s our Wilmslow football coaching centre, our unique player focused coaching session, our session where developing the individual (as a person, as well as a player) is what we do. All coaches in our Player Development coaching team are everything you expect from a PFC coach – passionate, knowledgeable and engaging. With players coming not just from from Wilmslow, but all over Cheshire, Stockport, South and North Manchester, Warrington and even further afield from Bolton, Wigan and Preston – we are very proud of our Player Development Centre.

What is it and how do we do it?

  • PFC Player Development sessions are designed with two key priorities – development and fun. Our sessions are delivered to develop players in a fun setting. Simple. Sessions are fast flowing, with coaches maximising ball rolling time, without neglecting the need for players to gain, understand and put into practice the key points to their session topic. We run on a syllabus basis, with a main topic being divided into a series of sub topics, culminating in a friendly match versus a visiting local club on the penultimate week, then a test week, where players test how their skills have been developed in a series of challenges on the final session of the topic.

Who can attend Player Development sessions?

  • PFC Player Development sessions are open to players of all abilities, from 4 years (Reception) to 13 years (year 8).  Sessions are open to both boys and girls.
Monday 5-6pm (U5 to U9): Wilmslow High School (astro pitches)
Age Group Year Coach
U5/6 Reception and Year 1 Andy Williams/Jack Charnock
U7 Year 2 Kevin Sloan
U8 Year 3 Joe Holt
U9 Year 4 Joe Godfrey
Monday 5-6pm Goalkeeping: Wilmslow High School (grass pitches)
U5 to U9 Reception to Year 4 inc Shwan Jalal & Ricc Westwood
Monday 6-7pm (U10 to U13): Wilmslow High School (astro pitches)
Age Group Year Coach
U10/11 Year 5 and Year 6 Joe Godfrey (U10) and Kevin Sloan (U11)
U12/13 Year 7 and Year 8 Joe Holt & Jack Charnock
Monday 6-7pm Goalkeeping: Wilmslow High School (grass pitches)
U10 upwards Year 5 upwards Shwan Jalal & Ryan Worrall


“I have been looking to find some advanced football coaching for my son who has really started to develop as a young player. He plays for a local junior team with his friends and has recently been scouted to attend sessions at the Man City academy. The standard of the players and the coaches was first class. Now that the Academy groups are playing more fixtures against high quality opposition, it gives the players a purpose and a real desire to improve. Thanks for all the great support you have given my son.”

David Atkinson

“We have been attending the Academy for over two years. The standard of coaching is first class. All the coaches work hard in developing each of the children. There is a very friendly atmosphere at the Academy sessions with all parents supporting the children.”

“The PFC Academy is perfect for our boys as it focuses on all the areas of development required to make them into good, solid players! The attitude and ability of the coaching team is fantastic. I would strongly recommend.”