Partner clubs announced for the 2020-2021 campaign with eight local teams announced.
Peterborough United FC are excited to announce for the 2020/2021 season they have joined in partnership with eight local clubs who will become partner clubs for Peterborough United. The clubs are Netherton United FC, Kings Lynn Elite, FC Polonia, Peterborough Blues, Nene Valley FC, Club GK, Glinton and Northborough and AFC Stamford.
Peterborough United Football Club are looking to build strong and lasting relationships with local football clubs. The idea of the partnership is to establish a successful link and pathway with outstanding local grass root clubs. This partnership will have positive benefits for both clubs, providing opportunities for players and staff members at partner clubs, through integration with our network of highly qualified coaches and our sport science team.
The partner clubs will receive CPD events hosted by Peterborough United staff across all dimensions of the game from coaching to sport science. Also access to fixtures with our academy age groups and entered into a yearly partner club tournament.
It is important to work closely with grassroot teams locally and give back to clubs when we can. Having partner clubs can help break down barriers when a talented player is scouted. Sam Gaughran Head of Academy Recruitment said “We started the partner clubs in 2019/2020 season and we are building on this to continue it into the 2020/2021 season. Already this season we have had one CPD event where David Webb spoke about recruitment and his experiences working at some of the top clubs in England.
“We have also fulfilled fixtures against some partner clubs showcasing there talent against our academy age groups. Every partner club selects a Partner Club Manager who I work closely with and through this we managed to sign eight talented players last season and this season into our academy age groups.”
If your clubs would be interested in finding out more information about becoming a partner club, please get in touch with Sam Gaughran (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can send you a presentation on the agreement.