Saturday, 1 June 2013

Southport FC do partnership deal with Southport College

Across the town the stock of Southport College is rising. I read on the Southport FC website that they have agreed a partnership deal with the Club:

It is exciting times for elite youth development at Haig Ave. Southport Football Club in partnership with Southport College will be running an elite Conference Youth squad commencing this summer. Southport Football Club are seeking applications from sixteen year old school leavers who have been released from north west Premier League or Football League Clubs.
The club are seeking sponsorship to support this fantastic football development for talented teenagers with a shirt sponsor, travel sponsor and track suit sponsor top of the agenda.
Alan Wright the newly appointed Southport Football Club manager and a UEFA A coach, on the news of the club's elite squad said "I believe in youth development and a club's structure. I was told at interview the club was close to securing a partnership with Southport College and I am very pleased we have achieved a scheme that is comparable to the one both myself and my assistant John Hills have worked on at Blackpool. We will look to recruit quality players and develop them. For the future I am looking for the club to have an established youth structure."

Community and Commercial Director Haydn Preece said "This is a fantastic development for Southport Football Club and again strengthens our partnership with Southport College. We have had tremendous support and encouragement from Southport College Principal John Clarke. The north west is a hot bed for football with numerous talented sixteen year olds being released at school leaving age which is heart breaking. We are giving them a second chance to develop in the professional game. We are very proud to be linked to Southport College, enabling us to provide a better education programme than most Premier and Football League clubs."

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