About Pat Lally

Pat Lally, Director of Education

Pat Lally, Director of Education.

Pat is a former Professional Footballer with Millwall, York City, Swansea City and Doncaster Rovers making his first team debut for Millwall in 1969. Pat also had two years at Burton Albion before retiring from the game in 1985.

While playing part time for Burton Albion he applied for the position of Assistant Education Officer at the PFA. Having been appointed to the role he was instrumental in introducing the YTS programme into professional Football in 1983 and has been involved in the development of the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Programme (ASE) that is currently deliverd to the majority of 16-18 year olds entering football.

Pat is now Director of Education and a Senior Executive for the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). His role involves providing Information, Guidance and Advice to current and former members of the PFA to ensure that they prepare for Life After Football. 

He represents the PFA on number of committees, including Premier League Education, League Football Education and the Professional Players Federation Education forum whilst also providing support for the other areas of work undertaken by the union.