Wolves launch partnership with F17 Academy

Wolves have launched a partnership with F17 Academy Singapore which will see the club provide developmental support to staff and players in southeast Asia.

In June, Wolves defender and current Academy coach Kevin Foley and former coach Leon Jackson spent two weeks at F17 collaborating with their technical team and players.

During their time in Singapore, the coaches carried out elite training camps, hosted coaching conventions and led tournaments for players at various age ranges, as well as more than 15 hours of coach education with the F17 technical team.

Going forward, the forefront of the partnership will see players learning from Wolves’ Category One Academy’s coaching syllabus – the Wolves Way – and F17’s guided discovery method.

The collaboration will also see F17 coaches being trained on the Wolves programme from the club’s staff and coaches from the Academy will make annual trips to Singapore to conduct camps and clinics.

Wolves will also welcome players from F17 in March next year which will see the youngsters and their coaches travel to the UK to train at the Academy.

Radhika Radhakrishnan, F17’s chief financial officer, said: “F17 are delighted to be partnered with Wolves. As a development focused Academy, we see this as a great opportunity to work with a top Premier League Academy with a fantastic development program.

“We look forward to using the Wolves Way, along with our guided discovery, to develop essential and valuable traits in all players throughout the region.”

Joe Hunt, international projects manager at Wolves, added: “We are pleased to be partnered with F17 Academy in Singapore. They are a very progressive Academy who want to develop the children within their system but also their staff.

“They value the importance of teaching the children the modern way to play football, they are development centred which fits into the way our Academy works here in Wolverhampton. We will offer them support and guidance using the Wolves Way syllabus, hopefully helping them in their local and international tournaments.

“Our two Academy coaches Kevin Foley and Leon Jackson were very impressed with F17 when they travelled to Singapore in June and we look forward to continuing our support to their programmes out in South East Asia.”