Our Academy prospects are recruited from all countries around the world. Students have previously come from countries such
as Bermuda, Australia, Greece, France, USA, Cameroon, West Indies, Nigeria, Martinique & Thailand.
Our aim at the Wakefield AFC is to provide education in a multi-cultural environment that is safe and secure, whilst training and
playing in a full-time football environment, Please note that education is optional.
We recognise that the success of the Academy is a partnership between the player, parents and staff, with all parties playing an active role to support the player in achieving their ambitions.
Our relationships in professional football allow us to provide every opportunity for a player to progress to their optimal level in
We also have strong connections with the EFL with our Chairman, Chris Turner, and First Team Manager, Adam Lockwood,
boasting over 800 professional football appearances between them.
Chris Turner played over 450 professional games for teams such as Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland AFC and Manchester United, as well as coaching at professional level with Leyton Orient, Hartlepool United, Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport county.
Adam Lockwood played nearly 400 professional games predominantly with Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers_ Adam has also coached at a professional level with Guiseley AFC.
With our connections to the EFL, proven performances by players could result in progression to a higher level of football_
We are also delighted to now have ZHUB Egypt as our exclusive partners in Egypt & the whole of the Middle East. ZHUB will not only be our recruitment partner in these territories for development talent and summer camps, but are also planning to build a Wakefield AFC Academy in Cairo and are working with other agencies in Saudi and UAE to promote the club.