Wolves young gun Kai Calderbank-Park will play on the doorstep of some of world football’s biggest names after signing a deal with Burnley Football Club.
The goalkeeper has agreed to an amateur contract which will see him play with the Clarets academy program for the next two years.
After catching the club’s eye in a trial, he will now play move to England and play against some of the most promising young players in the game.
Wolves coach Jacob Timpano felt Calderbank-Park had the right attributes to be a success at his new club.
"Kai is a big, tall, strong, mobile goalkeeper, which are the ideal physical attributes to be successful. Better still, he is a great kid, with a fantastic attitude," he said.
"We identified Kai’s potential very early and had him training with our senior squads to further his development. He was doing that at 15 years of age and handled himself more than adequately.
"Burnley’s gain is obviously our loss, but it’s all about progression and opportunity for our kids. It’s fantastic for Kai and again shows just what an amazing junior nursery we have right here in our backyard."
A student at Edmond Rice College, Calderbank-Park has spent the past four seasons working closely with Wolves Goalkeeper Coach John Krajnovic before sealing his life-changing overseas deal.
“You have to have the desire, the application and the hunger [to success] and he has all those in abundance. Kai will make his mark. No question about it,” Krajnovic said.