Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce that Challenger Sports has chosen Southampton FC as their Official Premier League team.
Challenger Sports are one of the largest providers of soccer camps in the USA and Canada, having been operating in the country since 1985 with a vision to create a sports company that would positively impact the lives of children throughout North America.
The club looks forward to engaging with Challenger Sports on a number of initiatives, starting with Challenger organising Southampton FC Premier League Experience Tours, giving young North American players an up close and personal look at the people, facilities, and training methods that have created some of the biggest names in the world’s game.
We will also support Challenger Sports in the recruitment and training of British and Irish Coaches to go and coach on Challenger camps in the USA and Canada.
Les Reed, Executive Director of Football at Southampton Football Club, commented: “We are excited to be working with Challenger Sports. I have long been aware of the great work Challenger Sports do to grow our game in the USA and Canada, and increasingly, in other parts of the world.
“The formation of this partnership is another sign of the club’s continued global progression through collaboration with football organisations that share similar values to us and have a commitment to growing football for everyone who wants to turn their potential into excellence.”
Peter Arch, CEO at Challenger Sports, added: “Everyone at Challenger is proud and very excited to have teamed up with Southampton FC.
"Given the reputation of their Academy and their tremendous track record of young player development, teaming up with Southampton makes perfect sense for Challenger Sports.
“In addition to integrating Southampton into our US mix, we are looking forward to bringing groups of American, Canadian and Chinese players to Southampton in 2017.”
To celebrate the partnership, Southampton FC is launching a competition with Challenger Sports where we will give one family from the USA or Canada the chance to win a VIP trip to watch a Southampton FC Premier League home match live in England.
To enter, please fill out the form below!
To celebrate the partnership, Southampton FC is running a competition for soccer fans in the USA and Canada to win a VIP trip to watch a Southampton FC Premier League home match live in England.
We will fly one lucky family to England to experience live Premier League football at St Mary’s Stadium next season.
To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you need to do is enter the form below with your details and we will randomly select a winner to win the trip of a lifetime.
Date of closing 30th June 2017, the winner will be contacted on Monday 3rd July 2017. The prize will be for a match during the 2017/18 season and we will discuss with the winning family the dates of the trip.