As per the reports it has now become official that the English Premier League club Southampton FC has signed a three-year partnership deal with Thane City FC. This is said to be the first-ever partnership of an English club with an Indian club. The PL club disclosed their joining hands with the Indian club Thane City to its portfolio of International Academy Partners. A great advantage that Thane City FC will get from this partnership deal is the support from Southampton FC’s football team in all the football aspects over the next three years.
The strategy of Thane City FC
Thane City FC’s significant aim is to form an atmosphere that inspires, challenges as well as encourages young footballers to perform at the ground delivering their fullest potential.
The Director of Business and Community Development, Mark Abrahams said that their international academy partnerships are constructed on a shared value in player and coach development. They are very delighted to welcome Thane City to this program and are looking forward to working with their coaching team and the community of Thane over the coming years.
The partnership between these two clubs will provide an array of opportunities for Thane City FC’s players, staff, as well as parents to get engaged with the coach of Southampton FC as well as their players in their development program.
The significant focus of this partnership is to include access to the Southampton FC curriculum a coach education webinar series, along with an online source of Library. Sources state that the staff of the Southampton FC Academy will also visit Thane each year to get engaged in work with both the players and the coaches when the travel corridor open up and are safe to go through.