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Aspire Academy and Leeds United F.C. ink new unprecedented partnership

03 Jan 2018, General

Doha, 3 January 2018. Leeds United F.C. have officially joined forces with Aspire Academy in a unique partnership which aims to provide long term benefits to the club on the field performance.

The partnership will see Aspire Academy provide support and insight in fields such as academy and youth development, performance analysis and sport science. The collaboration also allows the English Championship club Leeds United F.C. to join a network which features some of the biggest and best clubs in Europe.

Director General of Aspire Academy and Leeds United F.C. Board Member Ivan Bravo said: “Both Aspire and Leeds United F.C. share ambitious goals for becoming a reference of excellence in football.  It is truly motivating to see that by joining efforts, both organisations can accelerate their growth on the field, including in the development of elite youth players with potential to represent club and national teams at the highest levels.”

Leeds United F.C. Managing Director Angus Kinnear added: “This is an exciting partnership for Leeds United F.C., you only have to look at the quality of the program and facility in Qatar to realise that having access to the Aspire Academy is going to be beneficial to our long-term vision for the club. We also now join a network of clubs which can only help us to develop and grow.”

Ivan Bravo continued: “Our partnership with Leeds United F.C. is further evidence of our commitment to work with leading international club to support elite performance and athlete development. We will build on the success achieved and lessons learned to date through our work with India’s Delhi Dynamos FC, Spanish club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa – promoted to the Segunda División B for the first time in 43 years in 2015 – and Belgian club K.A.S Eupen. Our involvement with these clubs has been transformative and given our student-athletes valuable exposure to European football.”

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