Meet the Team


Demir Vavan

Academy & Managing Director


Demir Vavan founded the academy in 2012 and his role as Academy – Managing Director is to oversee the football & academic performance of the academy. He holds the UEFA Licensed coaching qualification and has had over 10 years’ experience working with professional football clubs including: AFC Bournemouth, Birmingham City FC, & Northampton Town FC. With an impressive coaching career to date Demir has worked with many International, Premier League & English football league players who have gone onto play at the highest levels in the game. With a proven track record in developing youth players Demir specialises in 1-2-1 training along with progressing players onto professional clubs via the Future Pro Academy recruitment programme.


David Phillips

Lead Coach


David Phillips holds an UEFA A license coaching qualification & has had over 10 years’ experience working with professional football clubs including: Coventry City FC & Derby County FC. Whist at these academies he took the role of head coach at Warwickshire college where he remained for 17 years before joining Future Pro in August 2019.  David was a former Professional footballer who had a successful professional playing career spanning 20 years, with over 620 league games and 62 International caps for Wales. His career saw him play for: Plymouth Argyle FC, Manchester City FC, Coventry City FC, Norwich City FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City FC & Stevenage FC. In 1987 David won the FA cup with Coventry City FC. He has also been working with Sky TV for the past 9 years covering La Liga, Premiership and International matches. Also working with DAZN & Gravity Media covering Seria A and FA Cup fixtures.


Mark Muddyman

FE & HE Lead Lecturer & Academy Coach


Mark is a UEFA A Licence Coach with over 12-years experience within professional academies, working with the likes of Jadon Sancho & Jude Bellingham. Mark is also a holder of the FA Advanced Youth Award and has a proven track record of developing talent during his previous roles at WBA, B'ham City & Watford FC. Mark is also a fully qualified teacher and currently leads on the delivery of the FE & HE Programmes at Future Pro and has been involved in teaching over the past 5 years..


Callum Maspers

Digitial Marketer & Operations


Callum is a previous scholar of the academy in which he completed the two year programme back in 2019 coming out with a triple D* grade. He was a big part of winning the U19 National League back in the season of 2019/2020 winning every game played. This led to him signing for the first team at Racing Club Warwick, in which he made many appearances for the Racers. Callum is now a full time Digital Marketer at the Academy and responsible for the operations at FuturePro.


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