April 5th 2012
The Wolves North American Academy today announced the launch of its North American Partner Club program with agreed partnerships with youth soccer clubs from the USA and Canada.
Wolves Academy Manager, Kevin Thelwell said, “I am both excited and delighted with the relationship we are developing with Global Image Sports that will allow us to build strong relationships with Clubs in North America. I am keen for the relationships to be mutually beneficial and anticipate that Wolves and the Clubs we partner with will work closely to maximize the benefits that will be gained on both sides. We have already begun to make contact with Clubs to share examples of excellent practice from our Premier League Academy and are looking forward to our full time staff visiting these Clubs in the summer to work with both players and coaches. It is an exciting project for us and I am certain that in the long term it will be an outstanding success.”
The Wolves North American Academy will be hosting a series of Elite Player ID Events with its partner clubs during 2012, under the direction of Wolves Academy coaches. Players who display potential will be invited to a Wolves Academy Experience at the Wolves Academy in England in the spring of 2013.
Wolves partner clubs for 2012 are as follows:
1v1 Soccer FC
1v1 Soccer FC was founded in 2000 by UEFA A licensed coach Ian McClurg and quickly established itself as one of Canada’s leading soccer development companies. The company is based in Ancaster, Ontario (between Toronto and Niagara Falls) and provides specialist soccer coaching to male and female players aged from 5?16+. 1v1 currently trains over 400 players a week. Their aim is to provide young Canadian players with soccer training experiences comparable with leading soccer nations. They achieve this by providing a positive educational and training environment where young players follow a proven and progressive coaching curriculum delivered by qualified coaching instructors.
Mount Olive Premier
Formed in 1976, and based in Mt Olive New Jersey. Mt Olive Soccer Club is a year round player development program providing quality training, an organized and highly competitive environment, designed to help skilled players achieve their maximum soccer potential. Mt Olive strives to be the best soccer organization in northern New Jersey, as they aim to set a new standard. They have 3 tiers to their club; development, travel, and premier with around 3000 players across all teams. Mt Olive is very excited to form a partnership with Wolves, and looks forward to building a great relationship in the year’s to come.
Chicago Lakefront Soccer Club is a non?profit Premier Travel Club in the City of Chicago. The club was formed in 1997 and has consistently offered professional coaching to the City. Over the past fifteen years Lakefront has had numerous teams enter the national rankings, including top ten national rankings for the 98/99 Girls Team on several occasions. In June 2011 Lakefront appointed Nick Mulvaney as their Director of Coaching. Nick seeks to make Lakefront a club where the kids in Chicago get the pportunities they want and deserve. This partnership with Wolves North American Academy is testimony to Lakefront’s ambition to grow as a club, and the emphasis they put on the development of young players.
Queen Anne’s Soccer Club
Queen Anne’s Soccer Club was formed in 1989 in Centreville, Maryland in order allow the area youth the opportunity to play the beautiful game in an environment that was safe, nurturing, organized, instructional, and competitive. Their goal is to enhance the development of every player and give him or her the opportunities and resources in order to play soccer at the highest level. The club has grown each year, and offers recreational play and select team play for players wishing to advance their skills through local, state, and regional play. The goal of Queen Anne’s Soccer Club is to exclude no one and include everyone.
Founded in Noblesville, Indiana in 2002, Hoosier FC is dedicated to the development of excellence in soccer skills for both boys and girls age 4 through 19. Hoosier FC has just under 400 players competing throughout 20+ teams. It is the philosophy of Hoosier F.C. that great soccer players are developed at various ages. Hoosier F.C. accomplishes this through age appropriate training techniques and competitive participation at the highest level. Hoosier FC are excited about their partnership with Wolves, and look forward to working with them this summer