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West Ham United International Academy

- Asia Oceania


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Buderim Wanderers

April 25, 2012 - The West Ham United Oceania Academy today announced Buderim Wanderers Football Club as a new Partner Club.

Buderim Wanderers formed in 1972 as a Junior Club on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. While being moderately successful in the 70’s, Buderim progressed rapidly from 1979 onwards when seniors joined their ranks. 1979 saw their first Senior Premiership followed by a Grand Final win a year later.

Through the 80’s Buderim developed as a force to be reckoned with, with Juniors and Seniors leading the way in the local Sunshine Coast League. This continued in the 90’s when Buderim won the Sunshine Coast’s Champion Club Award on many occasions (an award for the best competitive teams). High standards have been achieved on and off the field since then, as Buderim Wanderers remains one of the biggest and best clubs on the Sunshine Coast with over 400 Junior players.


John Paul College

April 25, 2012 - The West Ham United Oceania Academy today announced John Paul College Football Club as a new Partner Club.

The John Paul College football program has a number of players who have graduated and gone on to professional careers in the sport. The most notable of these being Sung Yueng Ki who not only plays in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic but has more than 20 international caps to his name representing his country, South Korea.


Brian Cheesman, Director of Football at John Paul College says, “The West Ham Academy has one of the most prestigious and respected youth development programs in the world and John Paul College are thrilled and honoured to be associated with it as a partner club and is looking forward to working with the recently appointed Business Development Manager and Oceania Academy Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand, George Cowie.


This joint venture with the West Ham United Academy and the introduction of the famous ‘West Ham Way’ will provide further expansion of the John Paul College Football Club, its principles, philosophies and methods. This in turn will provide an exciting new pathway to the top for elite players as well as benefit coaches and parents alike. It will also provide students of the College, as well as young players from all over South East Queensland, a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talents via the  National ID camps and Technical Centres which could deliver them the opportunity of a lifetime, to train with the world renowned West Ham Academy players in London”. 


TY Sports Academy

June 22, 2012 - TY Sports is a Football Academy for Korean players based in Brisbane, who are combining daily coaching sessions and study to try and reach their sporting and academic goals.  The head coach is former K-League star Gong O-Kyun, who made nearly 400 appearances in the top flight in Korea.

The Academy Director is Tae Yong Shin, presently coach of  Seongnam Ilhwa, who play in the Korean K-League and their most famous player to have come from the Academy is Ki Sung-Yueng, who is now a Korean international player who Celtic paid 2 million pounds for two years ago.

Justin Kim, a co-director of TY Sports said “ We are delighted to have this opportunity to become a partner club and we are very proud to be associated with a famous club like West Ham United.”


Pacific Lutheran College

June 21, 2012 - Pacific Lutheran College is delighted to become a partner with West Ham United International Academy. Gary Graves, Head of Physical Education at the College said, “This is an excellent opportunity for our young players.  We have a thriving football program at the College and this partnership can take football here to the next level. We are very proud to have an association with a club like West Ham United who have a fantastic history in developing top players”.

Galaxy Football School

November 9, 2011 – The West Ham United International Academy today announced a partnership with Galaxy Football School of Sydney, Australia. 

Galaxy Football School is a Youth Football Development Academy for players between the ages of six and sixteen.  Galaxy is committed to creating a pathway for aspiring professional youth footballers through all components of the game such as training, scouting, tours and much more. 

This Partnership represents an incredible opportunity for Elite Youth Players in NSW to showcase their skills at one of the many West Ham Player Identification Camps to be run and hosted by Galaxy Football School and West Ham United International Academy Staff.  The first camp dates have already been set for 11th, 12th & 13th of April 2012 with a venue in the Sydney Metro Area soon to be announced by Galaxy.

West Ham United International Academy Partnership Development Manager, Mike Kelleher said "We are delighted to announce a partnership with the Galaxy Football School in Sydney Australia“. 

Fabian De Marco, Managing Director of the Galaxy Football School said, “Our Academy Partnership with one of the world’s best Youth Football Academies represents a huge step forward for all Galaxy Academy Players who wish to become a professional footballer at the highest level.”


Pauda College

Sport is an important part of our curriculum. The College is a member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) whose sporting competitions usually take place on Saturdays.  All boys attending the College MUST, as part of their obligation to the College, be available, if required, to represent Padua in sporting fixtures. Padua College has its playing fields on a 7.3 hectare site at Elliot Road Banyo.

Gungahlin United

The Gungahlin United Football Club was established as a small Junior club in 1995, in the new and expanding northern region of Canberra, ACT (Gungahlin). The club has now grown to cater for footballers from U5 Pee Wee right through to the Over 35 Masters teams all enjoying football at the a level which allows them to develop their skills. As a largely volunteer-run organization, the sense of community is important to the Club, providing opportunities for all skill levels. In addition to this, there is a strong focus on coaching development to ensure that the most talented kids are able to play at the elite level. In 2012/13, one Gungahlin player who started playing at the age of 4, now 16, was selected for a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport (National selection), and nine players from our highly talented U16 age group were selected to play in a squad of 15 for the ACT Academy of Sport (ACT selection).  

Sunshine Coast Football

Sunshine Coast Football Zone are the governing body for football on the Sunshine Coast with between 4,500 and 5,000 players of all ages competing in league football. Sunshine Coast Football was formed in 1968 when teams from Caloundra and Woombye were soon formed, joined later that year by Maroochydore and Beegees. Club numbers have continued to expand and the Zone now incorporates 16 clubs from Caboolture in the South to Noosa in the North.


The Southport School (TSS)

Football is the fastest growing sport at TSS. We have a first-class development program run by talented coaches, played on fields that are the envy of most other schools. Our coaching program draws on some of the very best coaches in Queensland. Our 1st XI Head Coach, Keith Stevens is himself a former professional footballer having played over 500 games for Millwall FC in the English League and has coached for the Queensland Academy of Sport and Brisbane Roar. For the first time in GPS Football history, 2012 saw The Southport School’s 1st XI team win the Premiership. TSS is the venue for the West Ham United International Academy National Camp.

Eastern Lions Soccer Club

The Eastern Lions Soccer Club was established in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs in 1963, and celebrates 50 years this year making it one of the oldest clubs in Melbourne.  The club has over 20 teams including our successful senior team who currently play in the State 1 division after winning last years title in South East State 2 Division.  The famous Rooney surname is a strong

part of our fine club, as is its standing in the local community as being a family friendly club that opens it arms to all in the community, and in some cases from abroad.  We have a beautifully maintained main pitch as well as two other training grounds which are the envy of our rivals and are usually full most days of the week with all our teams training twice weekly.

We have a successfully run Small Sided Football program ranging from under 7's through to under 11's who compete in the FFV East region as well as a very successful junior program that has produced many championship winning teams over the years.  Our caring and fully accredited coaches are the back bone of a strong team philosophy at the club, and coupled with that is a broad community spirit that sees all our parents and members contribute to help run this fine club with such a proud history.


Illawarra Football Academy

The Illawarra Football Academy is a privately owned football company that provides a range of football programs and services South of Sydney (Wollongong Region) or better known as the Illawarra.

As a local business our focus is on several key areas including Skills Development Programs for all age Junior footballers, Advanced Training Programs for the more advanced Junior & Youth players. Our business has developed a reputation as a Quality Service Provider of Coaching & Training Programs, Professional Development Workshops for Players & Coaches, School Programs, Holiday Camps, High Performance Camps with Special Guest Coaches & our very Popular Summer 7-A-Side Junior Soccer Tournament which has been running for 6 years.

IFA has a group of Highly Qualified & Passionate Coaches who are all FFA Licensed Coaches and have many years of coaching experience at Junior, Youth & Senior levels. Our coaches have also had great success wining major local Premierships, Championships and FNSW State Titles, FNSW Champion of Champion Events & further Rep success.

Recently our business has secured the services of Professional Coaches including the likes of Ron Smith, Ian Greener & Fabian De Marco who have conducted professional development workshops for our players & local coaches.

Our NEW partnership with the West Ham United Oceania Academy will add significant credibility to our business and also offer future pathways for players that wish to one day play professional football both Nationally or Internationally and we see this new partnership as a wonderful opportunity for both organizations.

We look forward to launching the West Ham United Oceania Academy Brand here within our region and having access to global football contacts and global opportunities.

Mark Tyssen

Director – Illawarra Football Academy Pty Ltd


International Soccer Academy

January 13, 2015 - International Soccer Academy based in Sydney. It is devoted to developing the youth of Australia and providing them with opportunities and pathways which will help them further their career in soccer.

ISA has partnered up with West Ham United Oceania Academy to provide the youth of Australia with skill development, offering pathways and following West Ham's philosophy.

Soccer is an international language recognised everywhere in the world. It brings people together from all nationalities and teaches respect, discipline and working as a team to reach a goal.



Stratford Dolphins

February 10, 2015 - Stratford Dolphins Football Club has been a proud community based club in Far North Queensland, Australia, since 1963. Today our club boast teams from under 5s right up to seniors; for both male and female players. A number of our players have gone on to represent state teams, with some applying their talents overseas. Our coaches are fully supported with Football Federation Australia and Coerver Coaching accreditation ensuring the best possible development and guidance for our players.


Stirling Lions of Western Australia Become first Oceania/Asia Partner Club

April 21, 2010 - Stirling Lions of Western Australia have become the first partner club for the West Ham United International Academy in Oceania/Asia.

Club President Don Evans said "This relationship with one of the best Academy systems in the world is a massive boost for young Australian footballers who wish to play football in the best league in the world. The opportunity that now exists with our affiliation with West Ham is to provide talented players with a stage to demonstrate their ability during coaching clinics later this year, that will be run jointly by West Ham and Stirling Lions coaching staff under the watchfull eye of Hammers Director of Coaching in Australia Mr. Mike Leigh." 


Manningham United Blues FC

After humble beginnings in 1999 with only three junior teams. The club, originally known as Manningham Juniors Soccer Club, and it’s inaugural committee led by Paul Martinello and Tari Mallia would never have imagined the growth of the club. Fast forward to season 2015 and Manningham United has merged with Fawkner Blues SC, (who were founded in 1965), fielding Men’s State League 1, 30 teams in Junior Boys, Girls, Woman’s and has grown to be the biggest community club in Manningham.

The club has been able to read the changing trends within and adapt to meet the needs of its members. We offer a program for the players who dream to play at the highest level and we provide a forum for those who enjoy the social aspect of this fantastic game.

Our club is dedicated to the pursuit of fair play and thrives on a strict code of behaviour. We believe it is vital that everyone involved in sporting activities, whether they are players, coaches, parents, officials or supporters understand their responsibilities to ensure that all participants enjoy the sport.