12 Jan 2017
XPRO are Saddend to Hear of the Sad loss of Graham Taylor
XPRO are extremely saddened to hear that Graham Taylor has today passed away.
Our deepest condolences and best wishes to all of Graham's Family and close friends at this very sad time.
15 Aug 2016
We are saddened to hear of the un-expected death of former Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson in such tragic circumstances.
A very talented player who played for Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends . ...
06 Nov 2014
Former Bolton defender Roy Hartle has passed away at the age of 83
Catshill-born Hartle began his career at Bromsgrove Rovers before moving to play for Bolton in 1952 where he would remain until his retirement from the game in 1966.
He made a total of 499 appearances for the club, during which time he was captain and also part of the 1958 FA Cup winning team. ...
05 Nov 2014
Give it a "mo" this Movember
Our Great friend of XPRO and fellow Former Player Ian Seddon is taking part in ‘Movember’ to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raise ...
27 Oct 2014
RIP Don Ratcliffe 1934-2014
Donald ‘Don’ Ratcliffe sadly passed away on Sunday 19th Ocotber 2014. He spent the last couple of years in a nursing home, he would have been 80 next month. Ratcliffe was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme and joined Stoke City in May 1953 after being recommended to the club by a local grocer ...
14 Sep 2014
Victory for XPRO Legends
A host of Midland football legends pulled on their boots at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry as the first ever XPRO Legends side lined up to play a select side on tour to the UK from China.
Former players from some of the region's top sides including Aston Villa and Birmingham City played in the m ...
03 Sep 2014
XPRO Legends team V Shanghai Clever FC - 14th September 2014
"XPRO is delighted to be part of this very special event here at the Ricoh Arena as we welcome Chinese giants Clever FC in what is a history-making visit to the UK.
"XPRO provides help, support and advice to former players who have held a playing contract in the UK and Ireland and regardless ...
28 Aug 2014
RIP Bobby Kinloch
XPRO are saddened to hear of the death of Bobby Kinloch at the age of 79.
BOBBY made himself an instant Hibs hero with the penalty kick which knocked Barcelona out of the Fairs Cup in almost 50 years ago.
His exploits earned him just £90 a far cry from the bonuses enjoyed by the modern player. ...
19 Aug 2014
XPRO to help Halesowen Town FC after the club has been burgled
After thieves have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage from breaking into the clubhouse of the non-league Halesowen Town XPRO want to help in any way they can.
On Sunday night a raid is thought to have taken place at Halesowen Town’s Old Hawne Lane ground resulting in part of the club s ...
18 Aug 2014
Lisa Smith from Prepared PR back in the fold
XPRO are delighted to announce that Lisa Smith at Prepared PR is back in the fold!
Great to see Lisa in the office today and looking foward to some exciting times ahead.
Lisa has done some fantastic work for us in the past with some great contacts in the football world.
Pleased to hav ...
18 Aug 2014
BBC interviews XPRO’s Chief Executive – From Premier League to Prison Cell
BBC World Service interviewed our CEO Geoff Scott on Saturday along with Former Liverpool Player Michael Kinsella who spent 12 years in jail for drug dealing.
Michael Kinsella now helps footballers readjust once their careers are over and advises youngsters who don’t quite make it on what to d ...
07 Jul 2014
Alex Peguero Sosa
XPRO were saddened to hear of the death of former Plymouth Argyle youth player Alex Peguero Sosa.
His life was taken at such an early age in the early hours of this morning after an altercation in the town centre.
All at XPRO send their condolences and prayers to the family at this difficult time. ...
07 Jul 2014
XPRO help former Stoke City Player by giving him a new hip!
Dave Hughes former Stoke City player recently approached XPRO with a problem concerning his hip. It had become arthritic and was seriously affecting his quality of life not to mention the pain it caused him.
Dave was only assessed 2 weeks ago and by the following Tuesday was admitted into Spire Heal ...
04 Jul 2014
The end of a glorious career
Our much loved Ambassador Guy Branston has retired from his fantastic career as a pro footballer.
Guy played in the Football League for Colchester United, Plymouth Argyle, Lincoln City, Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers, Peterborough United, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Northamp ...
01 Jul 2014
'Day Trip' to the West Country!
XPRO travelled down to the West Country last Monday for a meeting with representatives of ARGYLE Legends a Former Player Association for players who have plied their trade at Plymouth Argyle over the years.
Present at the meeting was former ARGYLE Legend John Hore who both played and managed the &ld ...
12 Jun 2014
XPRO CEO visits two Former players in Prison
XPRO CEO has recently visited two former players who found themselves in the prison system after making bad choices when leaving the game. Andy Ferrell former Newcastle United and Kyle Anderson former Hartlepool player.
Geoff said "Our job is not to judge the individual as that has already bee ...
08 Apr 2014
Geoff Scott CEO is made Ambassador of South and City College
We are delighted to announce that Geoff Scott CEO has been made an Ambassador of South and City College, one of our dedicated partners assisting members with their education.
Geoff was asked by Steve Dourass, Business and Community Liaison Manager at South & City College Birmingham to becom ...