May 15, 2018, Waltham, MA: Global Premier Soccer (GPS) and Galway Rovers FC are proud to announce an extensive strategic partnership that will provide GPS with a greater presence on the South Shore and allow Galway Rovers FC to expand its player development and player opportunities within Massachusetts and beyond.
GPS, the official North American Partner of FC Bayern Munich, is one of the largest and most successful soccer organizations in North America, providing player development programming in 26 states and in Canada. Its mission is to establish a unique player development model and to produce players who can compete at the highest level of world soccer.
Galway Rovers FC has for over 37 years provided youth players on the South Shore an opportunity to experience a healthy, safe and developmentally appropriate environment to learn, love and live the game of soccer. Galway Rovers FC operates out of Hingham and Cohasset with both indoor and outdoor turf fields that allow for year-round training and play.
“This is an exciting partnership for GPS and we are looking forward to it. Galway Rovers continue to be a forward thinking club with development of players at the forefront of what they do which is a perfect fit for what we already do here at GPS. We are excited to welcome all the staff, players and parents to the GPS Family” says Matt Hardiman, GPS MA Premier Director.
Players within Galway Rovers FC will now have access to additional training and playing opportunities within the GPS National Team program. As players develop through the system, the program will provide the best players across the GPS locations an opportunity to compete for regional identification events and major domestic and international tournaments such as the Super Cup (Northern Ireland), Dana Cup (Denmark) and Surf Cup (San Diego).
“We deeply care for our players and their families, and we want to provide them with the best opportunities available,” says Fouad Alzaibak, Galway Rovers FC’s General Manager. “We believe that our new partnership with GPS allows us to do that. Players will have broader access to playing opportunities, with the highest level of support for college recruiting and an increased network of resources. We are very excited for our players.”
The partnership will see GPS provide extensive technical, operations and marketing support to Galway Rovers FC, with access to the FC Bayern curriculum and philosophy.
“We are extremely excited to partner with an established soccer organization that shares our vision and passion for player development,” says Galway Rovers FC’s Director of Coaching, Guy Reynolds. “We are particularly excited for our players, who will have a broader pathway to development within the state and beyond, with access to NPL teams and the FC Bayern Academy. This is an amazing opportunity for our club – the sky’s the limit for player development and player opportunities!”
This partnership will commence immediately and Galway Rovers will play host to a Development Academy ID Event at the Cohasset Sports Complex on Thursday May 31st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the partnership between GPS and Galway Rovers FC, please contact Matt Hardiman at GPS (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Darren Lloyd at Galway Rovers FC (Darren@GalwayRoversFC.com).