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Academy Finish Season In Style


16:19 19th May 2013

End of season event held at Molineux

Last Sunday The Academy held its first end of season event at the stadium, that involved competitive schoolboy fixtures versus Birmingham City.

It provided a great opportunity for the players to play on the Molineux pitch in front of their families and friends. 

In addition to the games, the players took part in a penalty shootout, as well as a photo shoot in the home team dressing room and there was a presentation to all the age groups with all players receiving a certificate and medal for completing the Academy season.

Gareth Prosser, Acting Academy Manager said "As staff we wanted to thank the players for their commitment and attitude shown throughout the season and provide them with the opportunity to play at Molineux. It was the first event of its kind for the Academy and it was important to us to recognise the players' achievements in being part of a Category 1 Academy.

"The games were extremely competitive and the atmosphere created by the families provided a good experience for the players, hopefully the first of many that they will have on the main pitch.

"The day also provided an opportunity to thank the parents for their support. It is a huge commitment for any family these days with a son in an Academy and I am grateful for the time they give up in bringing their son to training and games, especially with the Academy now running a year round programme.

"I am extremely grateful too for the professionalism and commitment to the club shown by the Academy staff throughout the season and also ensuring that Sunday went smoothly.

“And finally I would also like to thank Willows Dental & Beauty Practice, based in Wombourne, for their sponsorship and support of the event.”

Approximately 700 people were here during the day and, with access to the WV1 Bar & Grill and the Club Museum in the new Stan Cullis stand, it was a busy day all round.

The Academy now has a short break before returning early June to begin preparing for next season. 

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