Wolverhampton Wanderers


Academy Ground: Academy Building, Douglas Turner Way, Compton Park, Wolverhampton, WV3 9BF.


Academy Director/Manager:                                                      Gareth Prosser – Academy Manager


First Team Players:                                                                        Wolves First Team


Academy Team Players:                                                               Wolves Under-23’s Team


Ladies Team Players:                                                                     Wolves Ladies Team


Wolves Fan Club:                                                                            Wolves Fan Club



The Wolves Academy:

Wolverhampton Wanderers look a very strong throughout the team, with some minor adjustments where it matters they could be a Premier League 2 side and are showing promise. They primarily play their games at “New Bucks Head home” in Telford but occasionally will play at the Molineux stadium if no other venue is available. This is a great opportunity for the young players to feel the occasion of playing in a ground and also invites support from the crowd which helps build player confidence.

FootieBugs tries its best to replicate this by encouraging a professional outfit through coach’s delivery of training sessions and treating the children as real “professional footballers”.   


Academy Status: Wolves is a category 1 status academy

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Academy Staff:

Ex Manchester City striker Darius Vassell joined Wolves as Specialist forward coach and is working with teams across all levels to help strikers tally up the goals. In his heyday Vassell was the most requested striker in the Premier League and scored over 60 goals at the highest level, so he knows how to be a handful for his opponents.
Sean O’Driscoll and Darren Ryan are developing a managerial partnership over the Under-18’s academy team. They are looking to work with younger age groups that Wolves manage in order to train the players young. Having worked previously at Liverpool as an assistant manager, O’Driscoll will understand how the game works and he is a steal for a club like Wolves.


How to get noticed by a scout

Generally, premier league clubs are closely following open trials as a way of pinpointing the newest talent, as well as having a vast network of scouts across the UK. Scouts are often preferential over structured leagues or with players of a high standard, playing together. This is one thing that FootieBugs academy can offer through our weekly training sessions and games against local teams managed by professional coaches. Because we cover a range of age groups at U6’s-U14’s we have a high demand for young upcoming talent and receive frequent scouts visiting our training sessions and matches. Due to the professional coaches we have available that have all played at a high level, we are able to distinguish which players are leagues above in terms of skill and can refer them onto Premier League clubs.



“If you’re good enough, generally they’ll find you.”


Academy Scouting System:

After a scout has seen a player, they will usually contact them and invite them to a trial day, otherwise the more common method of finding talents from all over are through football trial days and football camps. FootieBugs goes the extra mile in making your job easier as a parent and a young footballer. With our focused training sessions, the FootieBugs Academy will try it’s best to match your ability with a club who will nurture your talent . We will shape a football player into a footballer, by working on improving the child’s overall game and their image to scouts at Premier League Clubs. 

This is where the FootieBugs Academy thrives, not only will FootieBugs look to put players forward to Wolves when they feel they are ready, but FootieBugs will also ensure that Wolves will be fully aware of what training each player will have received from the FootieBugs Academy and why the player has shown enough (Footballing skill as well as dedication and attitude) to be worthy of a trial.


If you feel your child shows promise and would like us to help them reach the level for us to recommend them to the Wolves scouting network then please complete the following form:

Book an Academy Trial Today!



Academy trials

As you can imagine, a large number of young football players would like to join the Wolves Academy set up and with clubs like Wolves receiving trial requests all the time it’s very difficult to get noticed.

FootieBugs Academy believes that with correct training and dedication we can dramatically increase your chances of getting a trial with the Wolves Academy.

Once a player reaches the standards that a club of Wolves’ stature would expect then the FootieBugs team will do everything in its powers to introduce the player to the relevant Wolves scout. 



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FootieBugs Academy FAQ’s


The FootieBugs Academy is an independent organization and not part of any specific football club. This allows us to offer an honest and fair view of any players’ ability and suitability to join a professional Football Club. Although we will do everything in our power to help young players develop, we are unable to guarantee every player a trial. If you are looking for official club information then please visit the club’s official website as we can-not guarantee that all information is correct and up to date at the time of reading.

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