Next Generation International & Celtic FC Announce Partnership Extension
Next Generation International and Celtic FC have announced an extension to their partnership until at least December 2026.
Next Generation International is part of inspiresport Group, a business based across the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, offering unrivalled global sport development tours for teams, colleges, and schools to inspire the next generation. Inspiresport Group is part of Destination Sport Group, a global leader in sports travel with expertise in travel management for elite sports organizations, fan travel experiences, youth development tours, hospitality and VIP programs, endurance and participation travel, plus global destination management.
The agreement, which began in 2019 as a US initiative to offer preferred travel services to Celtic’s affiliated clubs based in America, was expanded in 2022 to include groups from the UK offering the chance to ‘train and play’ at the clubs Lennoxtown and Barrowfield facilities.
The Scottish Champions recently announced a large-scale redevelopment at Barrowfield, delivering a new state of the art home to the Boys and Girls academies, as well as providing the base for Celtic FC’s Women’s team. The facility will include a new indoor arena featuring a full-sized IFA approved artificial surface, as well as numerous natural and artificial grass pitches, new medical suite, performance gym and soccer office space.
Steve Butchart, Managing Director at inspiresport said:
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Celtic Football Club at a time where the club is so heavily focussed on the academy and women’s game. Their commitment to youth development resonates deeply with our own mission and values, and working with the coaching team on our group experiences only highlights this further. We recently worked with Celtic FC on activations out in the US to their club partners and other soccer coaches – their passion and professionalism shone through and made for a fantastic experience for all involved.”
Chris Smith, Head of Soccer Academy at Celtic FC added:
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Inspiresport for three more years and further enhance the services we provide to groups travelling to Celtic FC. We’ve been hugely impressed with the quality of service Inspiresport provide to our partners and believe they are the best in the business when it comes to organising and delivering on soccer tours and other football related activity. It’s going to be an exciting three years ahead!”
To find out more about taking your youth team to Celtic FC click here: https://www.inspiresport.com/tours/football/europe/uk/celtic-football-club/
To find more about becoming a partner with Celtic FC click here: https://www.celticfc.com/celtic-soccer-academy/international-partners-programme