Glenmuir’s Celtic link-up to benefit coaches and players alike
Glenmuir United’s link with Glasgow Celtic, which was announced at the weekend, has given the club exclusive access to the Scottish champions’ academy and development coaches for coach and player education. The relationship with Glasgow Celtic is in its infancy but will grow each season and the Hoey’s Lane club have plans for more exciting programs in the future.
Talks between the clubs are at the next level with Glasgow Celtic’s Soccer Academy manager Mr Willie McNab, who recently spoken to Glenmuir United’s club representatives Mark Sheils (Club Secretary) and Gary Rogers Committee member.
According to Mr Sheils, the link-up will benefit future generations of players at the club.
“Mr Mc Nab was very impressed with the club’s enthusiasm to revitalise grassroots football by constructing and having the best soccer facilities and, in turn, developing youth players in the right way,” he said.
“Glenmuir are striving to implement better coaching for all its coaches and with this partnership at Celtic we hope to further educate both the players and coaches at the club. Celtic will provide the club with session plans and drills for all the coaches and regularly conduct coaching seminars and programmes.
“The key to success of these seminars and programmes will be participation and education. The main objective of the programmes is to make a difference to young footballers across the north east and the promotion for positive change at the under age level.
“At Glenmuir FC we place huge importance on our community work and in this new partnership it will be a major part of that. The young Glenmuir players are the future of the club both on and off the field, and we have seen first hand what great work soccer in the community does and how much fun the kids have at the Glenmuir FC Academy,” said Mark.
Both clubs are looking forward to working with each other and their will be further announcements and publications in the near future through the club website www.glenmuirfc.com and Glenmuir Facebook and Twitter feeds.