Pre-Academy Camp a glorious success!

Pre-Academy pic 1 - gks

Some of WA’s most talented youngsters were given a unique insight into the professional football environment last week via the club’s first ever Pre-Academy Camp.

Pre-Academy pic - tactics

Over the course of three full days, the 2010-born group took part in a host of activities at Glory HQ, including video analysis and strength and conditioning sessions, as well as onfield training at St John’s Wood under the guidance of the club’s highly-accredited Academy coaches.

Pre-Academy pic - gym


Senior players Callum Timmins, Daniel Stynes and Carlo Armiento also dropped in for a spot of Q&A, as did club Football Operations Manager Terry McFlynn, while former Dundee United forward Jordan Moore delivered an inspiring talk to the group regarding his brave battle with cancer.

Pre-Academy pic - meet and greet

The camp formed a key part of the Pre-Academy program which is designed to aid the technical development of players and improve their mentality and game understanding as part of easing their transition into playing 11-a-side football on a full-sized pitch.

Players enrolled in the program remain with their existing clubs, with the Pre-Academy sessions designed to supplement rather than replace their club training.

Pre-Academy pic - onfield