stoke city fc academy at wiss

The Stoke City FC Academy at Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is an EFL Championship football (soccer) youth academy that offers students top-level football training with professional coaches from the Stoke City Football Club. The Stoke City FC Academy at WISS was set up to provide elite football training in Shanghai and to showcase the school’s extracurricular excellence as well as Stoke City FC’s commitment to developing new talent.


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Why is the oldest professional football club in the world training young footballers in Shanghai?

Stoke City FC, one of the oldest clubs in the English Football League, set up an Academy at WISS to provide elite football training to young people in Shanghai.

Three coaches from the Stoke City FC are at WISS throughout the year to work with players selected into the Academy. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn from coaches with top-level qualifications and some who have played professionally themselves. Students also have the chance to travel to the Stoke City FC ground in the UK and train within their Youth Academy.

Every session encourages players to become skilled, confident, and creative individuals, and showcases the school’s extracurricular excellence as well as Stoke City FC’s commitment to developing new talent.

Which trailblazing team won the first Ladies Football Association Cup in 1922?

Stoke City won the first Ladies FA Cup in 1922!

WISS is proud to offer trailblazing girls in Shanghai the opportunity to play in the Stoke City FC Academy!

Women’s football was established before World War I and flourished in the 1920s. However, when the war was over, women who played football were considered unladylike and the Football Association banned the use of club fields grounds for woman’s matches. So, a new Ladies Football Association was formed – and Stoke won the first Ladies FA Cup in 1922.

Three coaches from the Stoke City FC are at WISS throughout the year to work with players selected into the Academy. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn from coaches with top-level qualifications and some who have played professionally themselves. Students also have the chance to travel to the Stoke City FC ground in the UK and train within their Youth Academy.

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