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Wakefield
Wakefield AFC logo.png
Full nameWakefield Association Football Club
Founded2019
StadiumMillennium Stadium
Capacity7,000
OwnerVO2 Capital
ChairmanGuilherme Decca
ManagerGabriel Mozzini
LeagueNorthern Counties East League
2021–22Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League premiere division, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Wakefield AFC is an association football club formed in 2019 currently playing in the Northern Counties East League Division One at Step 6 (Level 10) of the English football pyramid.

History

A group of businessmen founded the club in 2019.

In November 2021, VO2 Capital, a Connecticut-based family office took a majority interest at the football club.

On the same date, VO2 Capital also announced the merge with Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football club, thus creating a new women's section for Wakefield AFC.

In January 2022, Chairman Guilherme Decca appointed Gabriel Mozzini as first team manager as part of several measures taken by VO2 Capital to re-organize the club. Under Mozzini guidance the team went on a remarkable run of 17 unbeaten games including 6 consecutive clean sheets to finish the season. On May 14th Wakefield AFC finally won their first league title after beating Dodworth Miners at home in the last game of the season.

On May 12th 2022, Wakefield AFC was promoted to Northern Counties East League Division One for 2022-23 season.

Stadium

The club play their games at the Millennium Stadium, Post Office Road, home of rugby league team Featherstone Rovers. The club previously played in Barnsley but wanted to move to a stadium within the WF postcode area.[1]

First-team squad

As of 01 August 2022

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK England ENG George Bason
2 DF England ENG Thomas Booth
3 DF England ENG Josh Craig
5 DF England ENG Bradley Swain
6 DF England ENG Cory Woodward
7 FW England ENG Jordan Chippendale
8 MF England ENG Daniel Youel
9 FW England ENG Jake Morrison
10 MF England ENG Harley Blankley
11 FW England ENG Owen Kirman
18 MF England ENG Jock Curran
1 GK England ENG Maxwell Child
12 MF England ENG Lucas Stubbs
15 DF England ENG Mason Rubie
4 DF England ENG Morgan McCusker
14 MF Zimbabwe ZIM Raymond Sibanda

Technical Staff

Coaching Staff
Name Position
Brazil Gabe Mozzini Manager
England Junior Roberti Assistant Manager
Management Staff
Name Position
Brazil Guilherme Decca Chairman
Brazil André Ikeda Board member
Brazil Caio Silva Head of Analytics
England Emma Ayrton Secretary
England Chris Lewis Programme Editor


References

  1. ^ Ltd, Go Media. "WAKEFIELD AFC TO PLAY AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM". Featherstone Rovers. Retrieved 6 December 2020.