Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added Chesapeake United Soccer Club to their ever growing International Club Partnership Programme. This long term partnership with Chesapeake United Soccer Club will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present Chesapeake United Soccer Club with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club. Chesapeake United Soccer Club will also have the chance to send their coaches to Celtic Football Club to attend the renowned International Coaches Convention in Glasgow and receive a behind the scenes look at how Celtic develops young players to reach their potential.
Chesapeake United Soccer Club boasts an impressive membership of over 500 and their hard work and dedication within the area of Hampton Roads was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest club partner.
John C. Knight, local Celtic representative, supports Jason Rollins, President of Chesapeake United Soccer Club in his statement, “With this partnership, I believe we are standing behind our mission statement to provide an environment for players of all ages and ability levels to grow as players and people through quality coaching, exceptional leadership, growth mind sets, and a balance of challenge and success.”
Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added, “We are delighted to add Chesapeake United Soccer Club to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasizes our commitment to building relationships across the globe. Chesapeake United Soccer Club is a very ambitious and progressive club and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.”
About Celtic Football Club
Celtic Football Club is one of the biggest and best-supported teams in the world. Wearing their iconic green and white hoops, Celtic are instantly recognisable when they play and are renowned for playing attractive football, their passionate fans and their many successes on the field of play.
They are currently champions of Scotland and regularly compete in the UEFA Champions League where they recorded one of their most famous victories by defeating FC Barcelona 2-1 at Celtic Park in 2012. The Celtics are previous winners of the competition, when in 1967, they became the first British team to be crowned Champions of Europe.
Founded in 1887, the club was formed as a means to alleviate poverty in the East End of Glasgow. The club now boasts 40,000 season ticket holders and millions of fans worldwide. Its stadium, which is also known as “Paradise”, has a capacity of 60,506, making it the second largest club stadium in the UK. The club remains true to its charitable roots via the outstanding work of the Celtic FC Foundation which aids local charities and global appeals.
Through the Celtic Soccer Academy, the club has many official partner clubs across the globe, taking the ethos of talent development, fair play and social interaction through sport into many communities worldwide, teaching kids how to play “The Celtic Way”.