Hednesford Town and Wolves join forces to launch new Academy

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Hednesford Town have joined forces with Wolves to launch a new academy at Keys Park which will launch in September.

Wolves will provide coaches to lead the academy with the joint venture aimed at producing local football talent as well as studying for a BTEC in sports studies.

Hednesford Town general manager Carl Cooper said: "I am really excited about the academy coming to Keys Park and with the strong link we will gain with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"We already host Wolves Women matches here at the club and this will see more of a partnership developing between the two clubs.

"Also, this will give us a chance to grow our own youth development locally with coaches and managers taking more of an involvement with the whole setup."

First team manager Gary Birch, added: "I'm very excited at the prospect of having our very own academy based here at Keys Park.

"The academy will give students and budding young footballers the opportunity to gain valuable football experience and develop their football expertise over a period of two years.

"The course also offers the students to further their education with BTEC Sports Studies.

"The students will have the opportunity to develop under FA qualified coaches and I'm really pleased to say that a partnership agreement between ourselves and Wolverhampton Wanderers has been agreed where they will provide support and qualified football coaches to lead this academy.

"Here at Hednesford we pride ourselves on producing young talent through the ranks with the club having helped develop players like Ashley Williams, Elliot Durrell, Chris Clements, Jamey Osborne and most recently Cohen Bramall who moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window."

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