At we love finding out more about some of the exciting and innovative things our customers are doing within their own areas of expertise. This is definitely the case for Global Football Pro, who are a football tour company specialising in giving budding young footballers a fully professional experience.

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The company is the brainchild of ex-Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor, Kevin Gall and Lewis and Mike Tyrie. After two years of development they officially commenced business in May 2017 and have gone from strength to strength, something which Global Director Lewis Tyrie puts down to “sheer hard work, determination, and some very strong links within the Pro game”. This has resulted in a premium product which gives aspiring young players the chance to sample the lives of their heroes.

Global Football Pro use bases such as the prestigious St George’s Park, home of the England national teams, as well as Aston Villa and Derby County’s training grounds. With an exciting new partnership and training venue to be announced very soon, the GFP portfolio will offer the best facilities available in the UK to it’s clients. The company have recently opened offices in Canada, Australia and America. GFP have attracted customers from all over the globe, including Vancouver Whitecaps Girls U15s who played matches against Sunderland, Aston Villa and Derby County. They also had the opportunity to go on stadium tours at the Etihad and Old Trafford as well as a Q&A session with Man City and England midfielder Jill Scott.

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Back in May 2018 the inaugural GFP Cup was held at St. George’s Park, hosting talent from the U12s teams of MLS side FC Dallas, Durham District of Canada and English academy sides Birmingham City, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County.

As well as tournaments, GFP run showcase tours which involve arranging matches against some of the best academies in the country. Participants don’t only benefit from experiences on the pitch though. The tours incorporate tickets to matches, stadium tours, meet and greets with professional players, sightseeing and much more.

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Lewis is understandably excited about the future of GFP, with tournaments and events already lined up for 2019. “Our aim is simply to be the best in the business for professional football experience tours. We want to be known for our quality and be easily identified from our competitors. We aim to use our contacts in the game to our advantage to ensure our customers have a once in a lifetime trip that dreams are made of. We also want to develop high quality tournaments here and around the world with the aim to have tournaments running in all of our GFP territories within three years! So watch this space!”

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