Grassroots Football :: Club Partnership - Ireland


What is it?


This programme can be tailored to meet the needs and demands of the partner club. Our excellent coaching staff are equipped to deliver throughout the year and through a consultation process will devise, develop and deliver meaningful sessions to help with the development of the partner club. These club partnerships are bespoke to the partner clubs requirements and are made up of the following elements;


Coach Education

Working with elite / playing squads

Opportunity for players and coaches to work / train with Celtic Youth Academy

Celtic Soccer Camps

Talent ID Camps

Trips to Celtic FC

Residential Camps

Coach and Player Pathway



When is it?


The club partnership programme is active all year round with Celtic Soccer Camps predominantly taking place during the holiday periods of October, Easter and Summer. Club visits by Celtic staff and partner clubs visits to Celtic FC can take place at any time of the year.



Current Partner clubs:


We currently work with 9 partner clubs across Ireland and Northern Ireland and these clubs include:


Arklow United

Camlough Rovers

Carrick Rovers

Ferrybank AFC

Rosario FC

St Joseph’s AFC

Strathroy Harps

Strand Celtic FC Tullamore Town


What do I do next?


If you would like further information or to discuss club partnership opportunities then please contact Willie McNab on the details below.


DD:         +44 141 551 4335
M:           +44 797 173 4101
e:             wmcnab@celticfc.co.uk




 Mark Anderson, chairman of Arklow United, added:

"Our under-13 team recently spent the week living as professional footballers at St. Leonard's in Scotland with Celtic.


"The week was packed with training drills, match type situations and challenge games, while the evenings were filled with workshops on lifestyle and nutrition.


"The highlights of the week were many but the trip to Celtic Park and the opportunity to train at Lennoxtown stuck out for the boys and their two coaches who travelled with them.


"As a club in Ireland with lots of players who support Celtic, this trip was a great success, the facilities, coaching and care taken by Celtic with the players and managers was exceptional and all the kids has asked to go back again."


Enda Tourish from Carrick Rovers said:

‘Almost 70 children from the whole North East Region benefit from a fantastic coaching programme from the Celtic coaches.

The camp, which ran from 10am-3pm every day, surpassed all expectations as the children involved were treated to a week of fun filled football and top class coaching from the extremely professional coaching team from Celtic. This is a week that will live long in the memory of all those involved, from the children to the Carrick Rovers club and indeed the wider community, both sporting and otherwise, as we were privileged to have such excellent coaches from such a famous club in our midst.
As the first step in the Club Partnership Programme between Celtic FC and Carrick Rovers it was an undoubted success, as was indicated by the response from the feedback forms which parents returned back to the club, and we can now look forward to building on this fantastic link between our club and the world renowned Celtic FC.’


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