Wolves JNRS VISIT SBV EXCELSIOR
During February 2020 five of our selected junior players spent two weeks training and playing with Dutch Eerste Divisie team S.B.V Excelsior Rotterdam.
Wolves juniors Zach De Jesus and Max Cunial (u/14’s), Kalani Vella (u/15’s), Anton Radice-Jones and Josh Galevski (u/16’s) were selected at the end of the 2019 to spend time with the Dutch club to experience life and football at a professional European club.
The Wollongong Wolves have a supportive link to the Dutch club via Wolves Juniors Technical Director Neil Mann and his colleague Marco Van Lochem (S.B.V Excelsior Rotterdam).
Prior to journeying to Holland, the players were inducted into the program and set themselves targets and goals to achieve during the trip with the assistance of the club’s head of Mindset & Culture - Mr Ezio Mormile, Head of Medical Provision – Matt Whalan, Junior Technical Director-Neill Mann and Marco Van Lochem (via Skype from Rotterdam).
The players and accompanying parents reaction to the opportunity has been incredibly positive. To be able to experience the facilities and the European intensity of training was certainly an eye opener for the players. We are certain that the players now have a greater appreciation of what is required of them as they continue their path towards wanting to become professional footballers.
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