Program Overview

Designed to advance the skills of 6 -12-year-old players, this program is open to boys and girls wanting to develop their football skills under the guidance of Western Sydney Wanderers Academy coaches. The program is available over 10-week blocks or you can book in your child for the full year of 30 weeks.

Program Outline

The Wanderers Pre-Academy Development Program will build on the skills that players already possess while teaching them new skills and techniques to improve their game based on the club’s highly regarded coaching curriculum.


The Pre-Academy Development Program is held on Field 7 at Wanderers Football Park.

Gate B, 81 Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill NSW 2766

Friday Sessions: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Sunday Sessions: 8.30am – 9.30am




General Information

  • Trained by our highly qualified Academy coaches the Wanderers coaching philosophy is player-centric and driven with the outcome to provide players for our Isuzu UTE A-League Men, Liberty A-League Women, and national teams
  • Includes a Grading Day allowing us to monitor their development across the length of the program
  • Players will be taught the same skills and methods as the Wanderers Academy players
  • An opportunity to identify and transition players into the Wanderers Academy
  • Open to both boys and girls
  • The first day of the program includes a player and parent/guardian induction session

2023 Calendar

Each block runs over 10 weeks, and depending on how your child is graded they could be training on a Friday night or Sunday morning.

  • Term 1
    Friday 3 February 2023 – Thursday 6 April 2023 (Week 10 will take place on Tuesday 4 April and Thursday 6 April due to the Easter Weekend)
  • Term 2
    Friday 28 April 2023 – Sunday 2 July 2023
  • Term 3
    Friday 21 July 2023 – Sunday 24 September 2023
  • Term 4
    Friday 13 October 2023 – Sunday 17 December 2023

What You Get

  • Pre-Academy Development Program training kit (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Professional coaching from our highly qualified Academy coaches under the guidance of Western Sydney Wanderers Technical Director, Jean Paul de Marigny
  • Players will train in a safe and enjoyable learning environment
  • Coaching of the Pre Academy key principles which is consistent with our style of play



Single Session Per Week10$350.00
Active Kids vouchers are redeemable for this program


Co-Major Partners
Senior Partners
Liberty A-League Women Major Partner

The Western Sydney Wanderers FC respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the lands we meet, gather and play on.