The project with full-time youth coaches is increasingly taking shape. STVV welcomes Wim Declerq as Academy Manager and Nicky Hayen as trainer of the U18. Both return to the club after a long time.
Wim Declerq was previously involved in the youth work of STVV, but after the relegation in 2008, he moved to the academy of Jean Marc Guillou in Lier. Later he became co-funder of the Soccer School of Zulte Waregem. Today, he returns as Academy Manager of STVV.
Nicky Hayen returns to STVV after exactly 10 years. After passages as a trainer at Dender, Zwarte Leeuw, assistant of Marc Brys in Saudi Arabia, Tienen, Geel and Berchem, he now returns to STVV where he himslef played 8 years in the first team. Here his role is head coach of the U18.