Centre Tola Vologe
|Address||Allée Pierre de Coubertin
|Type||Football Training Complex|
|Genre(s)||Lyon Senior team
Lyon CFA team
Lyon Youth teams
The Centre Tola Vologe is the training center and club headquarters of French football club Olympique Lyonnais. It is located in the city of Lyon, not far from the club's home stadium, the Stade de Gerland. The facility is named after Anatole Vologe, commonly called Tola Vologe, who was a Lyon sportsmen and was murdered by the Gestapo during World War II. The facility is known for its high-level training and several prominent players have passed through the youth training center. These include Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sidney Govou, Ludovic Giuly and Loïc Rémy. The center's hosts training sessions for the senior team and also serves as the home facility for the club's reserve, youth (both male and female), and female sides, who both play their home matches at the Plaine des Jeux de Gerland. Rémi Garde is the current director of the centre.
Youth training and development
The Centre Tola Vologe serves as the home of several top players from the Rhône-Alpes region, who begin daily and more serious training sessions as soon as they reach the age of 14 in order to predict the sporting future of the students, as well as their psychological development. While training at the Tola Vologe, young players are also subject to educational requirements, which include attending Saint-Louis-Saint-Bruno College, a local school, followed by attending the Frédéric Faÿs Lycée, a college in nearby Villeurbanne, where the players can earn their Baccalauréat.
In 2014, Olympique Lyonnais are scheduled to move into their new home stadium, tentatively titled Grand Stade OL, which will have a capacity of 62,000. The stadium will be built on 50 hectares of land in Décines-Charpieu, a commune of Lyon. Included on the land will be a new state-of-the-art training center, which will feature two hotels and a leisure center.
|Education Director||Robert Béroud|
Last updated: 30 October