WPFA

Graduates

The Academy has a proud history of developing players who can move into professional football, university scholarships & national age group teams.  Originally we started out as a School of Excellence programme in 2014, this was a small group of teenagers on a full time programme linked in with the 1st Team. 

From our School of Excellence into the 1st Team were:

-       Hamish Watson 2014

-       James Musa 2014

-       Louis Fenton 2014

-       Justin Gulley 2014

-       Tom Doyle 2014

 

In 2015 we changed structure and started our journey to the Academy we have today, from our Academy into the 1st Team were:

-       Andrew Blake 2015

-       Joel Stevens 2015

-       Logan Rogerson 2016

-       James McGarry 2016

-       Keegan Smith 2017

-       Sarpreet Singh 2017

-       Liberato Cacace 2018

-       Benjamin Waine 2019

-       Sam Sutton 2020

 

In addition, the Academy has seen players sign professional contracts overseas, these are:

-       Eugenio Pizzuto (Lille OSC, France)

-       Joe Bell (Viking FK, Norway)

-       Ollie Whyte (Rio Ave, Portugal)

-       Oliver Valentine (FC Pingzgau Saalfelden, Austria)

-       Calvin Harris (FC Cincinnati, USA)

 

A number of our player graduate from the Academy and receive a scholarship to college in the Unites States, players who have gone on this pathway are:

-       Tamupiwa Dimairo – University of Charleston

-       Ben Stroud – Missouri State University

-       Louis Evans – Davidson College

-       Joe Bell – University of Virginia

-       Sam Phillip – University of Albany

-       Calvin Harris – Wake Forest University

-       Willem Ebbinge – Harvard University

-       Owen Smith – Oakland University

-       Finn O’Connor – North Carolina Wilmington

-       Ronan Wynne – University of Denver

-       Liam Moore – Manhattan College

-       Henry Hamilton – Maryland University

-       Stephen Sprowson – University of Connecticut

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