Brian Marwood, General Manager of City Football Services: “Our agreement with inspiresport offers groups the perfect opportunity to experience a city football schools program. We look forward to welcoming children from the UK and abroad to our home in Manchester. St. Peter F.C. Academy and Gillingham F.C. are proud and pleased to announce that they have agreed to enter into a partnership agreement for the Academy to establish a relationship with player and coach development for the mutual benefit of both parties. In good conscience, this is the first formal agreement of its kind between a Channel Island club and a professional club. You are here / Home / News / Milenio Sports signed partnership contract with Shanghai Kehua Football Training Ltd Sunland Football Park is unique in Shanghai offering potential partners an elite football facility for first team pre-seaon tours, sponsor activations, basic programs such as football schools, coaching, merchandising and academy opportunities. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our academy to benefit from the experience, knowledge and know-how of a team of top professional coaches and a well-structured club.

It will give our young players the opportunity to experience the performance of elite players and understand the level and commitment they must make when they want a professional career in football. It also offers our elite players a realistic path in the professional game. Our partnership with Gillingham provides our academy, including our coaching staff, with a performance benchmark, as well as advice and ways to raise our standards to the highest level. As part of the agreement, Milenio Sports, on behalf of Shanghai Kehua Football Training and Development, will work exclusively around the world to secure partnership agreements specifically for the free trade area`s new sunland football site, which is expected to be concluded by the end of 2016. Steve Butchart, CEO of Inspiresport: “We are pleased to announce this agreement with the City`s football schools, which demonstrates the progress the sport has made in recent years. The facility is simply spectacular and we are very happy to give children of all abilities the opportunity to live a truly unique football experience in a place that is clearly dedicated to youth development. The partnership provides schools and junior clubs with a unique opportunity to work with the club`s coaching team and organize sessions at the state-of-the-art facility next to Etihad Stadium on the Etihad campus. “This is clearly a complement to our overall portfolio and become a nucleus for national and inbound groups. We look forward to harnessing the full potential of this agreement.

The new facility is perfectly located in central Shanghai and is part of the free trade area.