Burnley unveil four-club British network

8 months ago

Burnley are building a British-wide club network.

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The Clarets have linked up with Scottish Championship club Ayr United, League of Ireland First Division side Cobh Ramblers, Portadown of the NIFL Premiership and Cymru North team Llandudno with the aim of developing players, coaches and expanding the “domestic talent identification network" at Turf Moor.

The most talented young players from each club will be invited to travel to Burnley for camps and assessment with the long-term goal being that the partnerships will create players fit for the Premier League, reports the Lancashire Telegraph.

Chairman Alan Pace said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow Burnley's footprint and profile in every corner of the British Isles and benefit from working with some fantastic clubs on our doorstep.

“We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with Ayr United, Cobh Ramblers, Portadown and Llandudno which will no doubt benefit the clubs, the coaches and their players for many years to come.

“This is very much the first step in our plans to expand the football network of Burnley, build the relevance of our club beyond the North West of England and ensure that Burnley's academy continues to be a high-performance hotbed for future first team players and international footballers."

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