Junior Football Development Partnership with Olé Football Academy

The Board of Western Suburbs FC is pleased to announce the continuation of the partnership with the Olé Football Academy to help develop our talented young footballers in the 2017 season and beyond.

The partnership offers a direct pathway from junior to senior football and demonstrates a proven track record of success in developing the elite New Zealand footballer.

The 9th – 14th grade Western Suburbs player trains exclusively with the professional staff at the Olé Football Academy. 

A summary of the partnership is as follows:

Wests / Olé Junior Development Academy

  • Depending on age, players will train 2 – 4 times per week for the duration of the club season and play competitive games for respective Western Suburbs teams on weekends
  • The Olé Football Academy training schedule runs from early March – to the junior club season end in late August
  • Players interested in joining the Olé Football Academy and Western Suburbs Football Club partnership must submit an expression of interest with Olé Football Academy (click here) as well as register with Western Suburbs Football Club (click here) prior to trials
  • Once expressions are received players will be sent further information regarding trials, programme costs, training schedules, etc
  • If a player trials unsuccessfully for the academy – club partnership, registration fees will be reimbursed minus an administration fee of $15.00
  • Olé will deliver the Junior Development Academy Programme to the top 15 players in grades 13 and 14, the top 22 players in grades 11 and 12 and the top 18 players in grades 9 and 10
  • Training will be delivered by Olé’s professional football coaches with Western Suburbs Team Managers assisting Olé coaches with team coordination on game days
  • The Junior Football Development Academy will field its teams in the top tier of the Capital Football Travel League representing Western Suburbs Football Club.  Olé coaches will be in charge of the team on game days

Arrangements for the payment of fees will be administered solely by Olé Football Academy.