Grassroots Football :: International
What is it?
The new Celtic FC International Development Academy has been designed and constructed to provide football clubs, league associations and national governing bodies around the globe the opportunity to develop a working relationship with the Celtic Youth Academy and have unique access to coaching intellect and key members of staff. Partnerships are developed upon some or all of the following key elements;
Working with elite / playing squads
Opportunity for players and coaches to train with Celtic Youth Academy
Celtic Soccer Camps
Talent ID Camps
Trips and Tournaments to UK
Coach and Player Pathway
Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said "Celtic was formed to help an immigrant community in need and in the 120 years since the club's formation, a charitable spirit and openness has characterised the club. These are qualities which will always symbolise Celtic and initiatives such as this, are hugely important to Celtic in promoting these positive messages.
"We look forward to working together, to fostering new relationships, and to welcoming coaches and players from around the world to Scotland and Celtic Football Club"
Head of Youth Chris McCart added, "We have put together a structure within the Celtic Youth Academy that we feel is as good, if not better, than any other Youth Academy in the World. Our coaches are dedicated to player and squad development, whilst our scouts do an incredible job to bring us the very players to work with"
"We are also fortunate enough to have some of the best medical staff in the game who address at injury prevention, rehabilitation and physical preparation of the body. The Celtic International Academy Programme now gives you and your Club the opportunity to be part of the ever growing Celtic family."
When is it?
This programme is a year round partnership with regular contact made via, email, telephone call and video conference call. All club members will receive a monthly e-newsletter updating them on what is going on at Celtic FC and upcoming events.
What do I do next?
If you would like to become an official Celtic FC club affiliate or would like more information on the opportunities available then please contact Willie McNab on the details below.
DD: +44 141 551 4335
M: +44 7971 734101