Fleetwood Town’s Academy can confirm they have partnered with another local grassroots team Thornton Cleveleys (TCFC).
The Category-3 Academy, who recently had graduate James Hill called up to England Under-20s, will add Thornton to a growing network of local teams, with both Bispham Juniors and Fleetwood Town Juniors already partnered.
The Club will look to support the youth team throughout the partnership by helping them grow their existing coaching and player development programmes with Town’s qualified coaches.
Jack Higgins, Head of Academy at Fleetwood Town, said on the partnership: “We are really pleased to have Thornton Cleveleys FC as a formal partner. We’ve developed a really strong relationship over the past 12 months and look forward to building on this further. We’ll support them in their growth as a club and continue to show our dedication to developing the best football players on the Fylde Coast.”
Williem Gardner, Thornton Cleveleys Juniors Secretary, added: "For any grassroots club to have this kind of link with a professional team is special, but to have it with the quality of FTFC academy and the future plans they have, is something everyone at TCFC should embrace and be proud of. This will help all our coaches give higher quality training to our 250+ players aged Under-7s to Under-16s”
Welcome aboard, Thornton!