Southampton FC signs Thane City FC as International Academy Partner

In this agreement, Thane City FC will now be open to a range of opportunities.

The Premier League outfit, Southampton FC has signed its first partnership in India with Thane City FC, labelling the Indian club as its International Academy Partners. This partnership will run for the next three years, with Southampton FC supporting Thane City FC’s development goals.

Following the signing of this partnership, Thane City FC will now be open to a range of opportunities, as from now the club’s staff, players and parents will be engaging with Southampton FC’s coach and player development programs.

While the players and staff will be given access to Southampton FC’s curriculum, online resource library, and coach education webinar series, which will surely be adding more to the development program.

Apart from all this, the Premier League side will also send its academy staff to undertake visits to Thane each year to work and train both coaches and the players. However, this will happen when the travel restrictions are eased and it is safe to travel.

Speaking on the occasion, Mark Abrahams, Director of Business and Community Development, Southampton FC said: “Our International Academy Partnerships are built on a shared value in coach and player development. We’re delighted to welcome Thane City to the program and look forward to working with their coaching team and the Thane community over the coming years.”

Adding to it, Prashant J Singh, co-founder of Thane City FC said: “This partnership will propel the entire football ecosystem not only in Thane but the entire region. With a residential setup in process, partnering with a club like Southampton was exactly what we needed in terms of expertise, knowledge-sharing, and exchange programs.”

The team at Complete Sports Solutions India stated: “It is an honor to be part of the journey in negotiating this partnership with Southampton and Thane City FC. We are proud to be in a position to partner a club that is rich in footballing with an exciting and vibrant club in Thane City FC to aid their growth and development.”

Thane City FC’s main aim is to create an environment that challenges, inspires, and encourages aspiring footballers, by enabling them to reach their fullest potential. Now, the club will be sharing that aim with Southampton FC to see more growth in terms of football in Thane city.

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