Posted by Marketing, 5th May 2017
Udinese Calcio Launches North American Academy with GIS
May 5th, 2017 – Udinese Calcio of the Italian Serie A have agreed a partnership with sports management company, Global Image Sports in order to launch their North American Soccer Academy. GIS was assisted by Radius Sports Marketing in securing the Partnership with Udinese Calcio.
Phase one of the project will see the Udinese Calcio Academy partner with a select number of youth soccer clubs across the United States and Canada over the next 12 months. Each partner club’s coaches and players will have the opportunity to work with the Academy coaches from the club in both North America and Italy, offering an insight into the player development program of one of the leading Italian football academies. Partner clubs will be given access to a tremendous array of coaching material, coaching support, player and family support and become part of the club’s international network with resources, tours and quality coaching of players available at every turn.
Udinese are the second oldest club in Italy and one of the founding members of Serie A, being founded in 1896. They have a strong history in the top flight of Italian football and have made appearances in the Champions League, Europa League and won the Coppa Italia.
Massimiliano Ferrigno, Udinese Calcio, International Program Director said, “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Global Image Sports and the creation of our North American Football Academy. We are confident that our partner club program that has become such an incredible success in Italy will thrive in the North American arena and offer players, parents and clubs opportunities to learn, develop and become part of the Udinese family.”
Darran Walter, Global Image Sports, Operations & Professional Club Liaison Officer said, “We are pleased to be partnering with another fantastic Italian club and see this as another step on our journey to provide the best coaching and opportunities to young players in North America. The Udinese project is a fascinating one and the resources and care they take with their players and partners is second to none. We look forward to helping them grow in the region and expand their reach.”
Part of the agreement will see the Udinese Calcio North American Academy host a series of Elite Player ID Events and National Residential events in late 2017 and all through 2018 with its partner clubs. For more information on how to become a North American partner club of Udinese and access their coaching and player resources, please contact Reis Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aldo Marinelli at email@example.com.