A Winnipeg youth soccer club has kicked off a partnership with a professional Italian football team.
FC Northwest, Inc. (FCNW) announced its partnership with Italy’s Serie A club A.C. Chievo Verona and sports management company Global Image Sports (GIS) on Fri., May 30.
"A partnership with a professional team has always been on our club’s radar," said FCNW president Martino Vergata in a press release. "Global Image Sports has provided this opportunity with Serie A club Chievo Verona. The GIS partnership also gives our club the opportunity to build relationships with universities in the U.S.A., as well as, a crossover to GIS’s other partner pro clubs."
GIS’s other partner professional clubs include West Ham United FC (London), Rangers FC (Glasgow) and U.C. Sampdoria (Genoa, Italy).
"This is a great opportunity for the further development of the players and coaches. The overall partnership lends to assisting these players and coaches in reaching their dreams," said FCNW head coach Larry Ladobruk in the press release.
FCNW said player identification camps will be announced soon. Check www.fcnorthwest.com for updates.