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Tottenham Hotspur Announce Grassroot Development Partnership In North America

By Shantanu Srivastav | April 17, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur has announced a new three-year partnership with Florida Elite Soccer Academy to support the development of the game at grassroots level in North America.

The agreement will see a fully-qualified coach from the English Premier League club working alongside the academy’s coaching staff all year round, while overseeing player development.

Since forming in 2014, Florida Elite Soccer Academy has grown to become the largest and most successful academy in the state.

John McDermott, Head of Academy Coaching and Development at Tottenham Hotspur, said of the partnership: “Florida Elite has a brilliant track record for growing and developing talent. We are delighted to be working with them to support the great work its Academy does and look forward to welcoming elite players to our Training Centre to sample some of the unique training methods delivered at the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.”

Sean Bubb, Executive Director at Florida Elite Soccer Academy, added: “We are excited to launch this partnership where we feel that we are not just partnering with one of the best soccer organizations in the world, but a club that we feel has a training philosophy, culture and soccer DNA that is in line with ours.”

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