"Paul Bielby is an outstanding member of the local community.His passion for health, fitness and football activity for all youngsters has become a lifes worth."
Mrs C Taylor, Former Headteacher - St Bedes Primary School.
"His enthusiasm for improving the education of our pupils and our sporting facilities has been outstanding."
Keith Cotgrave, Former Headteacher - Longfield Sports College.
"Without his drive, energy and tireless work the young children at our school would not have had a route into local soccer."
John Warburton, Former Headteacher - Harrowgate Hill Primary School.
"I joined Paul’s Academy at 5 years old and this experience of many years at Pauls has had a massive influence on where I am today. Paul and his coaches developed me as a team player and built my football skills and confidence. I met other children that remain my friends today."
Jonny Burn – Professional footballer at Middlesbrough Football Club
"Paul has invigorated football in our town and especially the development of football for girls."
Mr G.E Ford, Headteacher. - Abbey Juniors.
" Paul Bielby is a pillar of our community and he and his coaches are great role models for children to look up to."
Joanne Moncur, Parent.
"As a Players Agent Paul conducts himself in an impeccable and professional manner.As a guest at his football academy it was excellent to see the respect he received from over 300 children who he addressed by their first names which made each and every one feel special"
David Hodgson, Former Manager - Darlington Football Club.
"Paul deserves enourmous credit for the time he gives to youngsters in our town, not only in coaching football but for developing themas children and adults"
Crag Liddle, Former Academy Manager - Darlington Football Club.
"Paul is recognised as a very caring, considerate person who has created a sound football education for many children in our area."
David Parnaby, Academy Director - Middlesbrough Football Club.
"Paul has a kind, helpful and positive disposition which endears him to all the children who know him and meet him. His thoroughly professional approach earns him the respect of everybody he has contact with"
Tony Cox, Pauls Colleague and Coach.
"I started Pauls Academy at 4 years old and now I am a professional footballer and captain at Middlesbrough F.C. Under 21’s. I trained twice a week with paul and the encouragement I received in a warm friendly atmosphere built my confidence. It was a great honour to represent England at Youth Level and I am grateful to Paul and his coaches."
Adam Jackson – Professional at Middlesbrough Football Club
"Paul Bielby encouraged my friends and I to embrace values that I hold dear: an enjoyment of football, discilpine, team spirit and the opportunity to express ourselves. He earns the respect of every child he coaches through his honesty, friendly approachable and selfless personality"
Robert Dixon, Former player - Masterskills Football Academy.
"Paul developed our two boys football abilities and equaly important assisted their development towards being responsable and caring human beings."
Russell and Jenny Carnelley, Parents.
"Paul is an ambassador to all children. The children who come to his football academy hang on to his every word. Paul puts smiles on their faces with his endless praise no matter what level of ability."
John Simmons, Parent.
"I trained twice a week at Pauls Football Academy and the training was first class. I was constantly encouraged which really build my confidence. Paul and the coaches gave me the love for football, the passion to win and the drive to succeed."
Michael Sweet – England Schools Under 18’s International