ESC Joins Celtic International Club Partnership Program

Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce they have added the Elkhorn Soccer Club to their ever growing International Club Partnership Program.  This long term partnership with ESC will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present ESC players (boys and girls) with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club. ESC will also have the chance to send their coaches to Celtic Football Club to attend the renowned International Coaches Convention in Glasgow and receive a behind the scenes look at how Celtic develops young players to reach their potential.

Rob Herringer, Executive Director, is excited about this unique international club partnership: “Members of our coaching staff had the unique opportunity to travel to Glasgow and visit Celtic in March.  We were blown away by their youth academy structure, training methods, players, coaches and staff.  I have visited some of the top youth academies in the world, and Celtic is by far the best I have seen.  We are thrilled to be associated with Celtic, their amazing people, their culture of excellence and ‘The Celtic Way’.”

Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added: “We are delighted to add Elkhorn Soccer Club to our International Club Partnership Program, and it again emphasises our commitment to building relationships across the globe. ESC is a very ambitious and progressive club, and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.”

About Celtic Football Club

Celtic Football Club is one of the biggest and best-supported teams in the world. Wearing their iconic green and white hoops, Celtic are instantly recognisable when they play and are renowned for playing attractive football, their passionate fans and their many successes on the field of play.

They are currently champions of Scotland and regularly compete in the UEFA Champions League, where they recorded one of their most famous victories by defeating FC Barcelona 2-1 at Celtic Park in 2012. Celtic are previous winners of the competition when in 1967 they became the first British team to be crowned Champions of Europe.

Founded in 1887, the club was formed as a means to alleviate poverty in the East End of Glasgow. The club now boasts 40,000 season ticket holders and millions of fans worldwide. Its stadium, which is also known as “Paradise”, has a capacity of 60,506, making it the second largest club stadium in the UK. The club remains true to its charitable roots via the outstanding work of the Celtic FC Foundation which aids local charities and global appeals.

Through the Celtic Soccer Academy the club has many official partner clubs across the globe, taking the ethos of talent development, fair play and social interaction through sport into many communities worldwide, teaching kids how to play “The Celtic Way”.

About Elkhorn Soccer Club

ESC is the second-largest youth soccer club in the state of Nebraska with over 1,500 registered players.  Founded in 1972, the club is well known for its commitment to providing children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop to their full potential, as people and soccer players.

Contact Information

Willie McNab, International Soccer Academy Manager. Tel: +44 (0)141 551 4335. Email

Rob Herringer, Executive Director, Elkhorn Soccer Club. Tel: 402-763-7479. Email: