Eagles Sign Partnership With Celtic Football Club

Columbus Eagles FC become the first all-female partner club in Celtic Football Club's history

Columbus Eagles FC is proud to announce a momentous partnership agreement with Celtic Football Club, the internationally renowned club located in Glasgow, Scotland. The 3-year partnership deal makes the Eagles an international partner of the Celtic Soccer Academy and takes the club to a new level entering 2019. The Eagles are the first all-female partner in Celtic’s history.

“We are excited to be able to partner with Celtic FC to provide mutual support and promotion,” said Mark Wise, owner and CEO of Columbus Eagles FC. “Having the opportunity to host a summer camp staffed by members of their coaching staff will be great for the youth players in central Ohio. We look forward to the possibility of interacting with the Celtic FC’s women’s first team with the thought of creating exciting options for our players.”

As part of the deal, which has been in the works since late 2017, members of Celtic’s women’s first team coaching staff will visit Columbus in summer 2019 to run a 5-day youth soccer camp in affiliation with the Eagles. The details of the camp (dates, times, place, pricing, etc.) are still being determined and will be announced in 2019.

“Columbus Eagles FC has an impressive following, and their hard work and dedication within central Ohio was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest club partner,” said Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Alex Macpherson. “We are delighted to add Columbus Eagles FC to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to growing the women’s game and building relationships across the globe. The Eagles are a very ambitious and progressive women’s-specific club and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.”

The Eagles will provide more details about the partnership and next summer’s Celtic camp over the next few months. 

You can read the full press release from Celtic FC here:

Columbus Eagles FC Joins Celtic’s International Club Partnership Programme

Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added Columbus Eagles Football Club to their ever-growing International Club Partnership Programme.  This long-term partnership with Columbus Eagles FC will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present the Eagles with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club. The Eagles 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 female players to reach their potential.

Columbus Eagles FC has an impressive following, and their hard work and dedication within central Ohio was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest club partner.

“We are excited to be able to partner with Celtic FC to provide mutual support and promotion,” said Mark Wise, owner and CEO of Columbus Eagles FC. “Having the opportunity to host a summer camp staffed by members of their coaching staff will be great for the youth players in Central Ohio.  We look forward to the possibility of interacting with the Celtic FC’s women’s first team with the thought of creating exciting options for our players.”

Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Alex Macpherson added: ‘We are delighted to add Columbus Eagles FC to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to growing the Women’s game and building relationships across the globe. The Eagles are a very ambitious and progressive women’s-specific 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 recognizable when they play and are renowned for playing attractive football, their passionate fans and their many successes on the field of play.

The Women’s First Team was founded in 2007 and competes in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, reaching the Scottish Women’s Cup Final in their debut season. The team secured their first silverware in the following season, winning the 2010 Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup. The program continues to receive increased coverage throughout all of Celtic FC official media and aims to reach the Women’s Champions League within the next two seasons.

In conjunction with the First Team, Celtic Women’s operates a comprehensive youth academy, with the objective of developing players to compete within Celtic FC’s First Team. Currently, eight members of the First Team are youth academy graduates. The youth academy has experienced domestic and European successes, including the U-15 team winning the 2018 Dana Cup in Denmark.

Founded in 1887, Celtic FC was formed as a means to alleviate poverty in the East End of Glasgow. The club now boasts 52,000 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.”

www.celticfc.net

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