WEST-MONT UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND WEST HAM UNITED NORTH AMERICAN ACADEMY JOIN FORCES
Players, coaches and community to benefit from this strategic partnership
ROYERSFORD, PA, December 1, 2015– West-Mont United Soccer Association (West-Mont) and West Ham United North American Academy (West Ham) have joined into a partnership. A world-renown football club, West Ham United has produced some of the greatest talent within Europe. Now with this partnership, West-Mont will be given the opportunity to further enhance the development program for boys and girls. West-Mont currently focuses training efforts on youth players -- intramural through intermediate skill – ultimately preparing the players for elite level play.
In the summer of 2016, West-Mont will host a West Ham North American Academy Showcase. Participating players will be trained and evaluated by a coach from West Ham. Players displaying growth potential will be invited to the West Ham North American Academy National Camp located regionally.
West-Mont Boys' director of coaching, Dennis Squires, believes this newly formed relationship comes with great benefits for the West-Mont organization. "West Ham United has produced some of the greatest talent within the landscape of professional soccer worldwide. I feel this is a great opportunity for all of our players to showcase their potential through academy curriculums and ID camps offered by West Ham United,” says Squires.
This partnership will dramatically increase the capabilities of West-Mont United by allowing focus on the elite athlete with enhanced benefits:
West-Mont staff will receive detailed insight into the training and vision of a professional academy. West Ham staff will:
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West Mont United Soccer Association
Founded in 1976, West-Mont United Soccer Association is one of the most prestigious organizations in youth soccer within the Region 1 of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. Our program has continued to grow from 1970’s to this present day; we currently enroll 2000 participants from ages 2 through 18. While most of the boys and girls come from the communities served by the local areas, additionally we produce players from the greater Philadelphia area who participate in our various levels of soccer programs. Our goal is to prepare players for the elite level.
West Ham United Football Club
West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Upton Park, London, currently playing in the English Premier League, England's top tier of football. The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in 1900 as West Ham United. The club promotes the popular idea of West Ham being "The Academy of Football", with the moniker adorning the ground's new stadium façade. The comment predominantly refers to the club's youth development system, which was established by manager Ted Fenton during the 1950s, which has seen a number of international players emerge through the ranks. The Academy is an important part of the club's identity and a regular source of players for the first team.
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