Our Story

Our Story

Harkness SeamanPulse Premier Football was founded in 2011 by Paul Harkness & Paul Seaman.

Our story began when Harkness and Seaman were team mates at New Zealand club side North Shore United. The vision shared was that young players should get their opportunity in the game that they love playing all around the world.

Initially Pulse Premier Football was designed for overseas students to come to the UK and study whilst training full time and playing matches against a variety of different level of playing ability. As this developed, the opportunity to work with UK based players became apparent and in 2012 the Pulse Premier Football Academy was launched at our training centre in Mytchett, Surrey. 35 Players aged 16-19 years old training full time and studying vocational qualifications was the first independent programme in the south of England and with players of varying ability, everybody got their opportunity. One that follows our ethos still to this day.

With the success of our first year and our first success story coming in the form of striker Sean Latimer earning a scholarship to America, our second year saw us invited to move to Tomlinscote Sixth Form College in Frimley, Surrey meaning that we would be leaving Mytchett and basing ourselves out of a college. We also opened two new sites in Chippenham, Wiltshire and Solihull in the West Midlands. With over 120 players now on roll across three sties we were able to offer our services on a larger scale and support many young footballers achieve their goals in the game.

The systems and philosophy installed by Paul Seaman, Paul Harkness and the dedicated team of staff is the key to success on and off the field and although Paul Seaman departed Pulse in 2015 his vision and legacy is implemented into every Pulse site that you can visit today.

By August 2015, Pulse Premier Football had sent over 30 players to America on a USA scholarship to either a Junior College or University. We have also sent 12 players to Australia & New Zealand to play and coach at club level. Our exit routes are unrivalled and unlike football club programmes and other independent academies we care about where our learners go to when they finish with us. Moving into 2016 we are excited about opening our new centres that are licenced to coaches in their area of residence and the future for everyone at Pulse is very bright indeed.




The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our Partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre. Pulse Premier Football Academy will deliver the sports training.

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