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Palatine Celtic Partners with Celtic FC Scotland

By Palatine Celtic, 04/05/19, 12:30PM CDT


Celtic SC Furthers Opportunities for Players

Palatine Celtic SC Announces Official Partnership with Celtic FC, Scotland

APRIL 5, 2019


Palatine Celtic SC Announces Official Partnership with Celtic FC, Scotland

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club today announced they have entered into a player development partnership with Celtic FC, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

As part of Celtic Soccer Academy’s International Partnership Program, professional Celtic FC Academy coaches will travel to Palatine twice each year to deliver training camps to Palatine Celtic players, including a special session geared toward the club’s elite players.  Additionally, Palatine Celtic players will have the opportunity to travel to Glasgow, Scotland to visit and train at Celtic FC facilities. Finally, Palatine Celtic coaches will have access to ongoing coaching education resources from Celtic FC that will complement an already robust in-house training program.

J.J. Ruane, Director of Soccer Operations for Palatine Celtic, stated, “This partnership with Celtic FC provides our players, parents and coaches with fantastic opportunities to work with one of the top soccer academies in the world.  It is a great time to be a part of Palatine Celtic.”

Celtic FC International Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added, “We have been in discussion with Palatine Celtic for a while now and we are thrilled to have them as part of our Partnership Program. There is already a connection between both clubs, and we are excited to build upon this over the coming years.”

“Other area clubs have sat up and taken notice of what’s happening at Palatine Celtic over the past couple of years,” said Greg Post, the President of Palatine Celtic. “The Board of Directors believes this partnership is a logical extension of our player development philosophy.”

The first Celtic FC training camp will take place July 15 – 19, 2019 from 9am – 3pm.  Registration for that camp, as well as all of Palatine Celtic’s summer training camps, can be found at

Palatine Celtic SC is one of the oldest youth soccer clubs in Illinois. The founder, Jimmy Kinsella, was a huge Celtic FC fan and named Palatine Celtic after the Glasgow club when he came to the US and established the club 50 years ago.

Celtic FC is a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland and has won the Scottish league championship 49 times and were European Cup Champions in 1967.