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  • Brisbane-based Churchie join forces with Celtic Soccer Academy

    Brisbane-based Churchie join forces with Celtic Soccer Academy

    By: Newsroom Staff on 29 Jan, 2018 15:18

  • CELTIC Soccer Academy are delighted to welcome Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School - internationally known as Churchie - to its International Partnership Programme.

    This long-term partnership will involve the sharing of club methodologies, giving Churchie’s coaching staff the chance to visit Glasgow, and enabling Celtic’s Soccer Academy coaches the opportunity to deliver coach education workshops in Brisbane.

    Churchie currently have over 40 football teams with students from Year 5 to Year 12, catering for players of all abilities and enabling dedicated footballers to train at a high level throughout their education, with alumni including Tom Rogic’s international team-mate and Socceroos’ goalkeeper, Nathan Coe.

    Celtic Soccer Academy’s unique partnership with Churchie will give the schools best players the chance to attend Celtic’s Elite Player Programme which takes place at various venues across Australia. It will also give the club’s coaching staff the chance to attend Celtic’s annual International Coaches’ Convention in Glasgow.

    Churchie’s Director of Football, Derek Lennon, said: “Churchie is very excited about the partnership with Celtic. This will provide opportunities for our players and coaches to improve and gain experiences with one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

    Celtic Soccer Academy Manager, Chris Hendry, added: “We are delighted to add Churchie to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to building relationships across the globe.

    “Churchie is a school with excellent history and tradition and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.”

    With more than 70 partner clubs around the world, Churchie join an ever-growing list of Academy partners globally.

    If your club or organisation would like more information on our partnership programme in Australia, please contact International Soccer Academy Manager, Chris Hendry on +44 (0) 141 551 4297 or [email protected]

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