Technology

Wolves launch virtual Molineux games

Fans of Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers can now take an immersive trip to Molineux from the comfort of their own homes using a VR headset.

Wolves have become one of the first football clubs in the world to recreate their stadium in Rezzil’s virtual reality fitness and training platform, Rezzil Player. The app allows fans 360° views from the Molineux pitch and supporters can also put their skills to the test, practicing their heading ability in a series of challenges.

Wolves players Adama Traore, Toti and Yerson Mosquera were among those to trial the service while on the club’s training tour to Marbella back in December.

Head of digital at Wolves, Richard Pepper, said: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Rezzil, allowing supporters all over the world the chance to get a taste of what it’s like to head that last minute winner at Molineux.

“There’s been a lot of buzz around the metaverse over the last 12 months and we’ve been looking for compelling, tangible ways of utilising the technology to offer unique experiences to our supporters.

“This partnership with Rezzil does just that with an incredibly entertaining and realistic experience.”

Founder and sports director of Rezzil, Andy Etches, added: “We’re excited to partner with the forward-thinking team over at Wolves and give their supporters the chance to train their skills on the hallowed turf of Molineux.

“We’ve spent a long time ensuring all the tiny details are in place so that fans get a truly authentic experience.  We look forward to Wolves supporters recreating their favourite moments and challenging in the global leader boards.”