MEN’S FOOTBALL

OAKLANDS WOLVES MEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY

CREATING & DEVELOPING TOP FOOTBALLERS

ABOUT

Following 15 years as Oaklands College’s primary Football Academy, we present to you Oaklands Wolves Football Academy.

We aim to develop our players ability, skills and knowledge of the game and to provide opportunities for them to progress into men’s football within the professional and semi-professional game. All members of the Oaklands Wolves Football Academy must be students of the college, which in turn means meeting the entry requirements for the course that you have selected. Students that do not study at Oaklands College will unfortunately be ineligible to participate in The Wolves Academy.

WHAT YOU NEED...

The entry requirements for the A levels and BTEC courses can be viewed alongside the course listing within the course guide or through the course finder on our main OAKLANDS COLLEGE website.

The Men’s Football Academy programme is timetabled to work alongside your lesson timetables, to maximise achievement both on the pitch and in the classroom.

Students joining the academy will also be required to purchase the Oaklands Wolves Sports Academy kit bundle, more details regarding this can be provided upon application and enrolment. 

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN...
  • 16 hours of coaching each week.
  • A detailed programme in order to develop a players technical, tactical, psychological and physical needs.
  • Individual 1 to 1 sessions are provided by way of a performance clock detailing every element of the player’s football requirements.
  • A position specific pathway is created between player and coach.
ACADEMIC COURSES...

As a Men’s Football Academy player, it is possible to study the vast majority of our courses, alongside your academic timetables. Once you have applied for a full-time course at Oaklands College, speak to the Head of Academy; Steve Castle for more information regarding the functionality of your study and academy programmes.

View our full-time courses on the main OAKLANDS COLLEGE website.

COACHES 

Meet our coaches…

TEAMS

SAFA – Oakland’s Wolves Football programme

TEAMS:

  • Oaklands Academy Elites (Oaklands College) – Cat 1
  • Oaklands Academy U19’s (Oaklands College) – Cat 2
  • Oaklands Academy U17’s (Oaklands College) – Cat 3
  • Wolves Academy Elites (Oaklands College) – Cat 1
  • Wolves Academy U19’s (Oaklands College) – Cat 2
  • Wolves Academy U17’s (Oaklands College) – Cat 3

We are running a split timetable where Oaklands Academy will be the am provision and Wolves Academy the pm provision.

LEVEL:

Typically the Elites are players who have been at a professional club previously/county level. The U19’s & U17’s will have either been with a semi professional club, amateur or school team level. However, where they been before isn’t taken into consideration, the teams they are chosen to play for on Wednesday will be determined solely on their performance, attitude and attendance in training and lessons at the college. In addition, it is important to note that squads are not concrete, just because a student was chosen to play for the Elites one week doesn’t mean he represents that squad all year. If he doesn’t perform well or has attitude or attendance issues in the classroom he will be dropped.

HOW MANY IN EACH SQUAD:

The squads are formed of 18-22 student athletes.

PROGRESSION:

Progression occurs on a weekly level, as mentioned previously, players move up and down the ladder depending on performance, attitude & attendance. There is a clear in-house progression route from the U17’s to U19’s to Elites and an external progression route for the Elite players who are all encouraged to play men’s football. Rather than being linked with a particular football club, we aim to form links with clubs at all levels of the Non-League structure. Some examples include: Dagenham & Redbridge, Royston Town, AFC Dunstable & London Colney FC. Exceptional Elite players are also sent on trial with various professional clubs & England Colleges squads with the help of Head of Academy Steve Castle, who has over 600 professional league appearances with various clubs.

CONTACT

SPYROS MENTIS
HEAD OF RECRUITMENT – MEN’S FOOTBALL

01727 737083
spyros.mentis@oaklands.ac.uk