Young Wolves players support the local community


In doing so, it is essential to receive the support of Wolves players, male and female, and of all age groups.

Conor Coady and Anna Price, the respective captains of the men’s and women’s teams, are both ambassadors for the Wolves Foundation, while players from across the club regularly attend Foundation sessions.

These visits help unite club and community by giving supporters of all ages and abilities the chance to meet their heroes while adding more value to the Foundation’s critically important work across the city.

It’s not just senior and experienced team members who take part in the Foundation’s year-round program of events – Academy players are both guided and encouraged to support community initiatives .

Recently, several player visits took place to support various Foundation projects following the open training session organized in Molineux.

And a trio of young players who have all made their Premier League debuts this season have been heavily involved.

Defender Toti joined striker Daniel Podence at West Park for Premier League Kicks, a project that uses the power of football and sport to inspire young people in some of the country’s most needy parts.

“It was amazing to be out there in good weather at the park meeting the kids and having fun,” said the 23-year-old, whose Premier League debut came against Southampton in January.

“It’s really important for Wolves to have that connection with the fans and to see the happiness on their faces.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Luke Cundle and striker Chem Campbell joined experienced goalkeeper John Ruddy to attend a football school session at the Foundation Arena in Aldersley, joining young players during practice matches and answering their questions.

During his visit to football school, 19-year-old Campbell, whose Premier League arc came recently as a substitute at Newcastle, explained: “It’s the best thing to do just to get out and play. football and remembering going to sessions like this when I was growing up, maybe six or seven years old.

“It was good to get along with one of the soccer schools – I probably haven’t seen an event like this since I went there as a kid, so it’s great to come and see everyone having fun.

“I think it’s important as a player to try to show some love in the community and the love that the fans show everyone on a game day and in the week.”

Official Wolves training wear partner Royal Caribbean has shown its own support for the Foundation by making a generous donation to fund training bibs which can also be reused at future football schools as well as training bags. gifts for all participants.

Cundle, who turns 20 this week and has made three Premier League appearances this season, including two starts, added: “It was great to get along at football school and I got myself a bib and I started playing with one of the teams.

“I would have attended camps like this when I was younger and I really enjoyed it.

“It is important for us to go to these visits.

“When I was younger I looked up to more experienced players like John (Ruddy) who is here today and it’s really good to be involved.”

The club’s technical director, Scott Sellars, stressed that community engagement was a key area for the development of any player off the pitch.

“Football clubs play a crucial role in the life of a community and the Wolves Foundation does fantastic work in so many different areas,” Sellars said. “As staff and players, we have a responsibility to support these projects as much as possible, and it is a responsibility that we value and appreciate.

“There are many people at Wolves who work extremely hard to develop our young talents as people and players, and underlining their role as ambassadors for the football club.

“It’s always satisfying to see young players join their senior counterparts in representing the club in such a positive way, and it ensures that we develop strong, rounded personalities as well as talented footballers.”

Another part of Wolves’ One Pack philosophy, which has been celebrated throughout One Pack Week, is how, by welcoming outside sponsors and partners, the relationship becomes more than just a business relationship.

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson added: “We are thrilled to give back to the community and support this great partnership with wolves.”


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