Program Overview

Designed to advance the skills of 6-15-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.

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

5-7 Year Old – Sunday Sessions: 8.30am – 9.30am

8-9 Year Old – Sunday Sessions: 9.30am – 10.30am 

10-12 Year Old – Friday Sessions: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

13-15 Year Old – Friday Sessions: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

  • 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
  • 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

2024 Calender

Our Pre-Academy Development Program will run alongside the school calendar year each Friday night and Sunday morning (session time/day dependent on age). 

  • Term Two Friday 3 May – Sunday 7 July
  • Term Three Friday 26 July – Sunday 29 September
  • Term Four Friday 18 October – Sunday 22 December

What You Get

  • An option to purchase a Pre-Academy Development Program training kit (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Professional coaching from our highly qualified NPL1 Coach Andrew Christiansen along with Academy coaches under the guidance of Western Sydney Wanderers Head of Youth Development, Corey Gameiro and Head of Academy Coaches, former Socceroo Jason Cullina
  • 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 across the club



Term Two10 Weeks$380.00


Additional Uniform Set (jersey, shorts and socks)$50.00



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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where is the Pre-Academy Development program run?

Wanderers Football Park (Gate B, Eastern Road Rooty Hill 2766)

Is there parking available?

Yes there is ample parking available onsite close to the field.

Is there anywhere to purchase food and drink?

There is a café in the football park however it is not always open, not far from the fields there is a McDonalds, 7/11 & Taco Bell.

Does my child receive a uniform?

Yes uniforms are provided by the club during the first week of the program if purchased.

What day does my child train on?

5-9 year olds – Sunday Sessions: 8.30am – 9.30am

11-12 year olds – Friday Sessions: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

13-15 year olds – Friday Sessions: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

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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.