Andromeda Fc And Tottenham
Hotspur Football Development Announce Partnership To Deliver Football Coaching Courses In Texas
More than 600 Gather to Hear the
"Game Changing" News
(l-r): Andy Rogers, International Development Officer for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club; John Watters, Andromeda FC Chairman; and Mark Jones, Head of Football Development for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club at White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
On Sat., April 8, Andromeda FC announced a partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Development, the coaching division of the English Premier League Soccer Club, that will see the two organizations working together to deliver exemplary soccer development in North Texas.
The announcement was made in front of a crowd of more than 600 Andromeda FC players, coaches and family members at the Terry Center of Jesuit College Preparatory School. Andy Rogers, International Development Officer for Tottenham Hotspur, flew in from London to deliver the news.
"We believe in being the best," remarked Rogers after the announcement was made. "We want to work alongside you [Andromeda FC] to make Andromeda not only the best club for developing players in Texas, but in the United States."
The aim of the partnership, which will last for an initial two year period, is to give the players and coaches from Andromeda FC access to the Player/Coach Development model incorporated within the Tottenham Hotspur Player/Coach Development structure and philosophy. This will be achieved through a series of coaching programs in North Texas, as well as providing UK-based visits for Andromeda FC teams and coaches.
Coaches from Tottenham Hotspur Football Development will work with Andromeda FC to provide players at all levels with the opportunity to experience professional soccer training from the Tottenham Hotspur Football Development team of coaches. In addition, the partnership will focus on educating the players around the physical aspects of training and playing and the necessary dietary and nutritional requirements in sport.
Commenting on the announcement of the partnership, Mark Jones, head of Tottenham Hotspur Football Development, said, "We are delighted to launch this partnership. Through Tottenham Hotspur Football Development's innovative programs, we are creating pathways and opportunities for young players and coaches associated with Andromeda FC to further their football learning. We aim to create and deliver the best learning environment to encourage and develop the skills, techniques and effectiveness of young players and coaches."
John Watters, Chairman of Andromeda FC added, "Tottenham Hotspur Football Development is the ideal fit for our club to align with. We have spent considerable time understanding each other's goals and objectives. The development of our players and the opportunity to better the lives of young men and women through competitive sport is the key to the partnership. Together we will raise the game."
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Currently in the English Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) is an English soccer team based in Tottenham, an area of London, founded with the motto Audere est Facere, which means "To Dare Is to Do." They are the winners of two Football Leagues, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, one European Cup-Winners Cup, two UEFA Cups, seven FA Charity Shields, and three FA Youth Cups. Believing that superior youth training is the key to success at the senior level, Spurs have implemented a 5-Tier Development Pathway that is committed to progressing every single player to their maximum ability. Tottenham Hotspur's International Programs are growing in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
Andromeda FC believes quality matters most: in coaching, in teamwork, in player development, and in character. Andromeda's goal is to create an environment of high intensity and high integrity for young athletes, recognizing that every player should have the opportunity to compete at the highest level possible given their current state of development and level of commitment. In 2011-2012, Andromeda FC includes 20 competitive teams playing in the Boys Classic League, the Lake Highlands Girls Classic League, and the West Texas Premier Soccer League; two boys' teams in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy; three teams in the boys U.S. Club Pre-Academy League (TEPAL); and 16 juniors teams. For more information, please visit www.andromedafc.com.