This deal has been developed in order to extend Chelsea FC’s famous academy across the Atlantic. This summer, The St. James will launch a series of premier young soccer training sessions, seminars, and programming under the direction of Chelsea FC’s professional coaching team.
Every football program at The St. James will now be guided by Chelsea’s playing, training, and developing philosophies as part of the partnership. The Chelsea FC Global Youth Tournament, which will draw the best youth club teams in the world, will be held at The St. James in Washington, D.C. The St. James and Chelsea will also provide possibilities for fan interaction throughout the team’s men’s July US tour, as well as a Chelsea FC Coaching Clinic.
The St. James will offer fresh beginner training possibilities, recreational training and tournaments, camps and clinics, foreign tours, and coaching clinics as Chelsea FC’s official partner.
Moreover, The St. James and the Chelsea Academy will also provide a variety of development and rigorous training packages, including camps, clinics, teams, competitions, overseas tours, coaching clinics, and talent scouting displays.
Chris Jurasek, CEO at Chelsea, said, “This new partnership with The St. James fits Chelsea’s mission to grow the game and expand our brand in North America. We are excited to come to the States and approach our talent development by incorporating our people and programming into a top model that features the world-class coaches and facilities of The St. James.”
Kendrick Ashton, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The St. James, said, “We are excited to partner with Chelsea FC to deliver truly world-class developmental instruction and training to the soccer community, beginning with the Washington, D.C. region and ultimately across the country. Our transatlantic partnership pairs the prestige and highly effective developmental methods of a globally renowned EPL club with one of the fastest growing and most innovative youth sports organizations in the U.S. We believe the synergies of our respective expertise and audiences will offer the very best training and development opportunities in the country.”