FC Northwest is proud to announce a new partnership with Scottish football powerhouse, Celtic Football Club. This partnership makes FC Northwest one of four clubs across the world, a Premium Club Partner of Celtic Soccer Academy. Celtic FC was founded on community-driven social responsibility and activities. Through their worldwide partnerships, they have an inspiring approach to inclusion, placing an emphasis on youth education and respect for all races, cultures and religions.
The Celtic FC Men's team was founded in 1888 and has appeared in 19x Champions League/Europa League Group Stage Rounds since 2001. We are also thrilled that they have an explicit pathway for female players, including youth programming. Their women's team reached the Scottish Women's Cup Final in their first season in 2007, won their first trophy (League Cup in 2010), and are the first professional women's football team in Scotland. In addition, Celtic FC currently has one Team Canada Men's National Team player on their roster in Alistair Johnston (born in Vancouver). These values are consistent with our own vision as a club, and we are excited to learn from their success.
This partnership will see Celtic Soccer Academy provide year-round support to FC Northwest through the sharing of curriculum and session planning, mentoring of our technical and coaching staff, plus providing our club with coaching education clinic opportunities. A highlight of this partnership is a players' camp led by Celtic FC Coaches. Another highlight is the opportunity for two players to visit Glasgow in 2024 to train and attend the Celtic Academy as part of the Academy Player Experience.
We are very excited to share more information and details regarding our partnership with Celtic FC throughout our Open House this weekend. There will be an official media release from Celtic FC. Their website will feature a profile of FC Northwest under their Academy program.
Further information regarding Celtic FC can be found on their website at celticfc.com
Welcome Celtic FC to the FC Northwest family!