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Introduction

Welcome to the Bolton Wanderers International Football Development Programme.

Our aim is to bring footballing excellence to the global football family by sharing knowledge, creating opportunities and developing talent.

Formed in 1874, Bolton Wanderers is a founder member of the Football League – a club steeped in history, heritage and a deep love and understanding of the beautiful game.  

Our International Football Development Programme is exclusively delivered by qualified and skilled Bolton Wanderers coaches, who possess the passion and ability to bring that knowledge to the rest of the world.

A multi-strand programme, we can accommodate international groups at the home of the Wanderers and also facilitate education programmes on the ground in locations across the world.

And now, we are actively seeking to establish new links with clubs that want to tap into this knowledge, capitalise on this fantastic opportunity and create lasting and fruitful partnerships.

Learn more below about the programme and see how you and your club can become part of the Bolton Wanderers family. 

Neil Hart, CEO

International Development Programme Hosted at BWFC

Working with our FA and UEFA qualified staff, we will create a bespoke package that is tailored to the needs of your players to ensure every minute of their time at Bolton Wanderers is valuable, educational and inspiring.

You and your players will stay at the home of Bolton Wanderers in the North West of England – a world-famous hotbed of professional footballing talent.

The visit will aim to develop each player on a holistic level by enhancing physical and educational opportunities. Your bespoke itinerary could include:

  • A coaching programme, delivered by FA and UEFA qualified coaches and based around the BWFC Academy philosophy.
  • The chance to train at BWFC’s multimillion pound training facility, The Eddie Davies Academy.
  • The opportunity to take part in competitive fixtures against teams based locally to Bolton Wanderers, including games against the BWFC Development Squad.
  • Access to performance analysis sessions.
  • Access to educational seminars
  • A behind the scenes tour of the University of Bolton Stadium, gaining a full insight into the running of a professional football club and its 28,000 seater stadium.
  • The chance to watch a League One fixture at the University of Bolton Stadium.
  • A visit to the Football Museum in Manchester and tickets to a Premier League fixture at Manchester United or Manchester City.
  • Accommodation at Bolton Whites Hotel, a bespoke hotel attached to the University of Bolton Stadium with views overlooking the pitch.

To learn more bringing your club into the heart of Bolton Wanderers, please contact:

Paul Wozny – Global Football Development Manager on pwozny@bwfc.co.uk.

Daniel Clarke – Head Coach (International Football Development Programmes) on dclarke@bwfc.co.uk. 

BWFC Around The World

We can bring our history, heritage and almost 150 years of footballing knowledge to your door with our overseas talent and training camps.

With a package tailored to suit any age and level of ability, the camps will bring coaching excellence to your players. Delivered directly by staff based day to day at Bolton Wanderers, they will bring priceless insight into the coaching practices used to develop players both on and off the pitch.

An example of our training camps could include:

  • The chance to gain coaching experience from UEFA qualified staff under the expertise of a professional football club.
  • An insight into the club’s DNA and player development programme.
  • Talent identification sessions. 
  • Access to educational seminars including nutrition, goal setting and physiological testing.
  • The opportunity to establish an official relationship and become a working partner of Bolton Wanderers.
  • Work with coaches to promote your return trip to Bolton Wanderers by giving players a real insight into what their visit will entail.

To find out more about how Bolton Wanderers can bolster the professionalism and footballing knowledge of your club with an overseas talent and training camp, please contact:

Paul Wozny – Global Football Development Manager on pwozny@bwfc.co.uk.

Daniel Clarke – Head Coach (International Football Development Programmes) on dclarke@bwfc.co.uk.