Spirit of Liverpool USA


CELTIC Soccer Academy continues to strengthen their Club Partnership Programme in North America with the addition of our first club partner in New England, Spirit of Liverpool.


We are delighted to welcome Spirit of Liverpool into our programme, which will see the club access player and coach development opportunities such as our online coaching curriculum, monthly coach education WebEx’s and the Elite Player Programme, which will be held in New England early next year.


Bernie Grimes, president and Director of Coaching for Spirit of Liverpool, said: “We look forward to what this international partnership with Celtic FC has to offer as we strive to be the best we can be, on the field as well as off the field. Our coaching staff and our players are all excited and ready to learn the Celtic way.”


Alex Macpherson, Celtic FC Partnership Executive, added: “Spirit of Liverpool are a fantastic addition to our programme as they have a very similar ethos to Celtic FC in terms of player development and the work they do in their local community. They will be a fantastic partner for the Celtic Soccer Academy and we are looking forward to a long future with them.” 


The club partnership program allows overseas clubs to become an official Club Partner of Celtic Football Club and receive benefits such as:
• Access to academy standard coaching curriculum
• Permission to use official Celtic crest (pre-approved by Celtic)
• Opportunity for partner club’s teams to visit Celtic FC
• Visits from Celtic FC coaches to partner club
• Opportunity for players to attend official Celtic FC coaching in Glasgow
• Feature on Celtic official website
• Feature in official Celtic magazine, ‘The Celtic View’
• Annual subscription for official club internet channel, Celtic TV
• Opportunity to host Celtic FC soccer camps/clinics
• Opportunities to travel to Celtic FC to take part in our team tour experience
• Coach educations sessions

Some elements of the partnership we are participating in include:

• Hosting an annual summer camp
• Attending Elite ID camps
• Sending our coaching staff to the Annual Celtic Convention in Glasgow
• Participating in monthly coach seminars
• Sending teams and/or players to train and play competitive games in Glasgow