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Celtic FC's Soccer Academy sign a six-year deal with Madhya Bharat SC

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By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

April 21, 2017 | 3 min read

Indian entity Madhya Bharat Sports Club has joined Celtic Soccer Academy’s International Partnership Programme in a long-term agreement that will see the Academy work with the club to implement a football development model in Bhopal, India.

According to an official statement from both the organisations, this partnership follows previous successful relationships in India with both The Mahindra Group and two-time national league champions, Salgaocar FC. Madhya Bharat SC have an existing academy set-up which is focused on the development of young players through world-class coaching and academic programmes, offering a unique combination of sport and study across residential and day-boarding player development centres in the area.

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Celtic Soccer Academy sign six-year deal with Madhya Bharat SC

Celtic Soccer Academy sign six-year deal with Madhya Bharat SC

Previously, clubs like Manchester United FC, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Sheffield United FC have partnered with Indian academies to implement football schools and football development model.

Madhya Bharat SC’s founder and chief executive officer, Rishish Dubey, said: “We are very pleased to join hands with Celtic FC, one of the best clubs in the world. We visited the academy and were very impressed with Celtic FC’s youth program. The values of the club are a major reason we have partnered with them.

I believe that Celtic FC is the right club to come to India to help us develop footballers and coaches with the results of development of Indian football within the Central India region.”

Celtic FC’s International Soccer Academy manager, Tony Massie, commented: “We are delighted to add Madhya Bharat SC to our International Club Partnership Programme and again emphasise our commitment to building relationships across the globe.

Madhya Bharat SC is a very ambitious and progressive organisation and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with the club.”

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