Southampton Teams with Challenger!
Saints & Challenger working together in USA!
Southampton FC are the OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM of Challenger Sports and the two organizations will engage on a number of joint soccer initiatives in North America to further help the growth and development of the game.
The Southampton FC Academy is one of the most respected youth development programs in the world with a long and rich history of producing top quality international players such as Gareth Bale, James Ward-Prowse, Theo Walcott, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Southampton FC are committed to taking this expertise in player development and working in the USA to develop coaches and players for the good of the game and turn their potential into excellence at all levels.
Les Reed, Executive Director of Football at Southampton Football Club, commented: “We are excited to be working with Challenger Sports. I have long been aware of the great work Challenger Sports do to grow our game in the USA and Canada, and increasingly, in other parts of the world.
The formation of this partnership is another sign of the club’s continued global progression through collaboration with football organisations that share similar values to us and have a commitment to growing football for everyone who wants to turn their potential into excellence.”
Southampton FC will also support Challenger Sports in their recruitment and training of Coaches who will conduct over 3,000 British Soccer camps throughout the USA and Canada.