SOURCE: Calglen Minor Soccer Club

Calglen Minor Soccer Club

February 18, 2016 11:00 ET

Calgary Youth Soccer Club Inks Partnership Agreement With West Ham United North American Academy

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - Cal-glen Soccer Club, based in Calgary has just signed a partnership agreement with West Ham United's North American Academy. 

Steve Gough, Technical Director, stated that the entry of the Club into a Youth Partner Agreement with West Ham United's North American Academy "is fantastic news for the club's management, players, coaches, academy and all those involved in supporting the club. It demonstrates the club's ambition to develop its program to a new level, offering opportunities for all players to benefit from the coaching support and mentoring, the academy camps and the wealth of international soccer best practices that the English Premier League club's North American Academy offers. Cal-glen is proud to be partnering with a club with such rich footballing history, whose academy has produced some of the best English and International talent since its original formation in the 1950s."

Chris Garland, Cal-glen President said, "This agreement will allow Cal-glen to enrich its program. The primary goals of Cal-glen are not changing. The club will continue to provide a fun experience for players of all abilities."

Cal-glen was formed over 30 years ago, and offers a full soccer program for over 1,000 boys and girls, age 4 through 18. The club fields close to 80 teams supported by 185 coaches and 80 team managers, many of whom are volunteers. The club, growing in ambition, has focused on player and program development in recent years delivering success across all ages and tiers. Since 2012, the Elite tier teams have amassed 20 tournament medals (including 9 gold's), 12 top 3 league finishes and represented Calgary at Provincial Tournaments on 5 occasions. The club philosophy embraces soccer for all, and offers players the opportunity to develop skills to the best of their ability in a fun focused environment.

Cal-glen SC will be hosting a West Ham North American Academy Showcase in the summer of 2016. Players will be trained and evaluated by a coach from The West Ham North American Academy. Players who display potential will be invited to The West Ham North American Academy National Camp.

Benefits include:

  • Unique Player ID camp, and summer camp opportunities
  • Identified players will have the opportunity to attend West Ham National camp, and Elite trip to the WHU Academy in London
  • Best in Class Coaching support and coaching study
  • International Academy Tournament opportunities
  • West Ham United Academy Tours
  • West Ham Academy diploma courses for coaches
  • Team wear partnership
  • Webinars
  • Mailing list to receive news / updates on West Ham United / GIS

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