Thirsk Falcons Juniors FC 
Become Celtic FC’s latest 
International Club Partner

This long term partnership with Thirsk Falcons Juniors will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present Thirsk Falcons Juniors with the opportunity to visit Glasgow to experience what life is like for an Academy player at Celtic Football Club. Thirsk Falcons Juniors FC will also have the chance to send their coaches to Celtic Football Club to attend the renowned annual International Coaches Convention in Glasgow and receive a behind the scenes look at how Celtic develop young players to fulfil their potential.

The Thirsk based club have an impressive membership of over 250 players and their hard work and dedication to developing grass roots football in the area was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest partner club. Wayne Sowden, chairman of Thirsk Falcons Juniors FC, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Celtic Football Club. This international partnership offers Thirsk Falcons the chance to further enhance our club’s ever-growing profile not only in the UK but across the world.

“Thirsk Falcons Juniors have ”fledglings” who start getting involved in football at three to five-year-olds in partnership with North Yorkshire Soccer Academy, then progress to under-sevens teams all the way up to u-18s, before hopefully moving on to our senior team.

“All our coaches take a real pride in coaching junior football and the Celtic International Soccer Partnership will help Thirsk Falcons continue to develop young footballers to be the very best they can be, at whatever level of football they are at.

“We are very proud to be joining the Celtic Football family and to be the first English club to partner with Celtic Football Club.”
Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added: “We are delighted to add Thirsk Falcons Juniors FC to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to building relationships across the globe.

“Thirsk Falcons Juniors is a very ambitious and progressive club and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.”