Clarendon Juniors FC becomes part of the Saints Foundation

Clarendon Juniors FC (Paul Russell)

Published at 9:00am 10th April 2019. (Updated at 10:37am 10th April 2019)

The partnership will mean the Winterslow based team will become part of the Club Development Support programme and work closely with Southampton FC.

Being part of the programme, Clarendon can now provide their players and coaches new and different opportunities with the Saints Foundation providing their own coaches. 

Clarendon Juniors FC (Paul Russell)
The Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton FC and is the clubs way of giving back to people in the community.

Age groups begin with Under 7's right up to under 18's, with their Under 7's & Under 9's recently reaching cup finals.

WHAT DOES THE SAINTS FOUNDATION PROVIDE?

Paul Russell, who's part of the club, said:

"We would really like to emphasise the huge opportunity this brings to the Salisbury area for local youth players to access high quality coaching.

"Saints coaches will not only coach the players themselves, but will also mentor existing and new Clarendon coaches to help them develop all players at the club.

"Finally, next season we intend to add three new teams and would therefore be interested hear from any aspiring football coaches.

"New coaches will be supported to achieve recognised FA coaching qualifications and mentoring from Saints Foundation coaches."

The partnership could also mean running a summer soccer school throughout the summer holidays led by coaches from Saints.

LAUNCH EVENT FOR THE PARTNERSHIP:

It'll all kick off officially on Saturday 20th April at Barry's Fields Sports Ground as the club will be holding an Easter taster event.

With a large attendance expected the club have asked for those expecting to attend to mark their attendance by clicking here

The club welcomes all boys and girls aged 5 - 14 to attend as well as anyone over 16 who would be interested in learning about coaching.

Clarendon Juniors FC (Paul Russell)

THE SAINTS FOUNDATION 

The Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton FC and is the clubs way of giving back to people in the community.

It's goal is to empower and help those reach their full potential.

They provide 330 hours of Premier football coaching and 100 courses per year with clubs from across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands including that of Clarendon Juniors FC.

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