Posted by Team, 4th January 2018
January 1st, 2017 – FC Porto of the Portuguese Primeira League have today renewed their Agreement with sports management company, Global Image Sports for a further three years. The renewed deal will see FC Porto working with GIS in North America, Asia and Oceania to develop the brand, player development programs and coaching education amongst all partners and affiliates in the territories. The deal was also announced on the FC Porto website.
After a successful first 2 years of the project that focused on brand growth, marketing and successful delivery of camp and tour programs, the next stage will be about building on the foundations and enhancing the reach of the Club. Partnerships created under the Agreement will result in clubs, coaches and players having access to the FC Porto Dragon Force curriculum, a system that is famous in Portugal for producing more professional players and getting them through the Academy than any other club in the division. Visitors to the club not only get to take in the amazing city of Oporto on the Atlantic coast but spend time training alongside their Dragon Force counterparts and visit the world-famous museum that houses the two Champions League trophies (amongst countless more) the team have won.
Dragon Force Executive Director, Ricardo Ramos said, “We are delighted to continue our strong relationship with Global Image Sports for another 3 years. We have seen success in our programs over the last few years and by providing our footballing expertise and Dragon Force program alongside GIS, we are very excited about the direction and growth we can achieve together. I look forward to welcoming our international players to the club soon.”
James Abrahart, Global Image Sports, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are proud to continue and build upon our relationship with FC Porto by signing this renewal. The fact that Portugal are the current holders of the European Championship and the current FIFA World Player of the Year is Portuguese is further proof that this country has a fantastic pedigree when it comes to providing the highest-level coaching and expertise to young soccer players. We are excited to continue to bring this to our partners and give them access to the best options on the market.”
If you are interested in hosting an FC Porto camp, travelling to Portugal to take part in a customized tour or would like to discuss creating a partnership with FC Porto to access the Dragon Force curriculum, please contact Aldo Marinelli, Partnership Executive at GIS via email@example.com