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Grassroots Football

Train and Play the Celtic Way!

Celtic's Grassroots football provide opportunities for children and youths regardless of their ability, race, religion, colour or gender. The participants who have taken part all have one thing in common, they all love football.

Players wanting to become the next James Forrest or Aiden McGeady, have the opportunity to improve their skills and techniques, in a safe and fun environment under the auspices of Celtic's excellent team of Grassroots and Academy Coaches.

Celtic's Grassroots football programmes deliver coaching sessions at venues throughout Scotland and Ireland. The Club has also delivered courses in North America, Canada, Germany, Cyprus, Japan, South Africa and Australia. The Club has over 65 qualified Coaches delivering fun and meaningful coaching sessions to those involved.

Mission Statement

Celtic's Grassroots programmes aim is to engage with all sectors of the Community and provide a high quality, reputable coaching service that works with local communities to expose, in particular, participants to a coaching and development programme that is exciting, enjoyable and educational.

Services / Products

The various programmes and courses provide opportunities for participants to practice their skills and meet new friends, in addition to the club identifying talented participants for the Academy.

Many of our coaches that work in the Grassroots Department also work at the Youth Academy in Glasgow, this ensures continuity for the players when and if they progress into the Celtic Youth Academy.

The satisfaction you get from seeing participants having fun and mastering new skills is also very rewarding.

Celtic's Grassroots Football Department Currently run the following programmes.


Holiday Skill Schools
Club Residential and Talent ID Courses
Club Development
Club Partnership – Ireland
International

For further information
email: grassrootsfootball@celticfc.co.uk
tel: 0871 226 1888 * (option 6) (Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5 pm)

* Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary.

Testimonials

Denis Murphy, a coach with Mount Merrion YFC, said: "In 2009 over 20 of our Under-15s attended a Celtic Residential Camp in St Andrews. This was followed up in 2010 when 46 boys from their U14 and U16 age groups went to Kilgraston School in Bridge of Earn. Both camps were hugely successful.

"The coaching quality was of a very high standard and the commitment and enthusiasm shown by the coaches towards the lads was just great.

"The feedback from the lads has been universally positive, great memories, existing friendships re-enforced and new ones forged. Enquiries are coming in already for next year."

And Mark Anderson, chairman of Arklow United, added: "Our under-13 team spent the week living as professional footballers in August of this year 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 traveled 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."

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