Head Coach:


Mark Hunter


Personal Profile:


*A highly motivated and performance driven football coach who has developed proven capabilties in elite player and club development across his coaching career, both within academy and grassroots football; Acts as a conduit between talented youth and elite academies, with a track record of progressing numerous players into West Ham's Academy set-up.


*A Hardworking, versatile and ambitious professional with the abilty to design and implement innovative coaching sessions in line with personal philosophies and club objectives. Has established a strong skill-set incorporating exceptional man-management, scouting and coach Education, and utilises these across all roles.


Education & Qualifications:


*Associate Degree of Arts in fitness Training

*UEFA Licensed Coach

*Conditioning For Soccer (Ongoing)

*Youth Module (1 & 2)

*FA Youth Coaches Certificate

*LMA- Creating a Culture Of Excellence

*Futsal Level 1

*ISSA- Specialist in Performance Nutrition

*ISSA- Specialist in Sports Conditioning

*Safeguarding Children/First Aid/CRB 




"Mark has worked for me at West Ham in a scouting and coaching role with a wide range of age groups. Mark is a very experienced coach and has brought many players to West Ham from "Pro-Academy of Football" Mark is honest reliable and very knowledgable, helping not only develop young footballers, biut also mentor coaches to improve.  Such is Mark's character that he has been one of a very small group of coaches that I took abroad in a coaching cpapcity to represent West Ham."


Jim Hampshier - Foundation Coach 

West Ham United


"Pro-Academy has produced numerous academy standard footballers and taken them to West Ham United, those who have not been signed by them have still gone on to be signed by other professional clubs. Mark's knowledge he has passed to me has helped me acheive success at my club. Several of our club's players are being coached at by Mark at this present moment and are improving at a staggering rate.  Mark has also had an integral part with my coaching development and the patheway I wish to take."


Jim Stewart-Youth Development Officer,

Witham Town YFC