Jonny Henderson

Player Development Project believes who we are is how we play. We’re thrilled to have Bristol Rovers Academy Manager, Jonny Henderson joining us to discuss just how important the power of play is in football development.

Jonny holds a MSc in Coaching Science as well as a BSc (hons) in Sports Coaching. He is holds both a UEFA A Licence and the FA Youth Award, and is currently undertaking the FA Advanced Youth Award. Jonny has been full time with Bristol Rovers for 4 years in a number of capacities ranging from Manager of the Advanced Development Centre network, Lead Foundation Phase Coach, Lead Youth Development Phase Coach, and most recently Academy Manager & Head of Coaching – a role which he has held for the past 14 months.

Jonny will be joined by the PDP Team, Lead Researcher & Creativity Expert, James Vaughan & Magazine Editor & Academy Coach Dave Wright on the power of play, how you can bring play into your coaching environment and the benefits to your players. Book your place now.

Jonny Henderson

James Vaughan

Dave Wright

Adam Wright


The Player Development Project is changing the way players and parents think about football. We’re going to have a generation of young players who are psychologically prepared for high level football, and life.

The Player Development Project brings knowledge, expertise and the latest research to the global coaching community. This movement can only enhance coach education and improve outcomes on the training pitch, helping coaches develop better players.