Bloemfontein. – Bloemfontein Celtic yesterday announced their partneship with HTS Louis Botha High that will see the Free State’s school producing players for the club in the future.
Celtic Technical Director, Mich D’Avray, expressed his delight with the mutually beneficial partnership.
“We felt that for quite a few years Louis Botha High has been, as far as school soccer goes, the benchmark. The school seem to focus and concentrate a lot on soccer. I think quite a few players have come out of this institution,” D’Avray said.
“We formed a partnership with them whereby we will be the custodians of football in the school. Obviously, it is the partneship that will benefit both ways. It will enable us to bring in players from the school into our U-19 development side. We will also give bursaries to some of their pupils if possible,” he added.
As part of the marriage between the two parties, Celtic donated training kit to the school.
Johannes Cronje, head of sports at Louis Botha, said they feel it’s very good to have a partnership with a renowned brand like Bloemfontein Celtic.
He added that this represents an excellent opportunity for their learners who want to play football professionally for Celtic as well as being a mutually beneficial partnership that they hope lasts forever.