Clitheroe have announced a new partnership with their local college next season, which they hope can help the club going forward writes Tom Feaheny.
They now have a link with Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club will have full use of their sports facilities including access to 3G pitches, an indoor gymnasium, physiotherapy suite and analysis suite.
Anne Barker, Clitheroe’s chairman told the club’s website.
“This was a very timely meeting both to fine tune the working arrangements between Clitheroe FC and DACA and to correct some of the more fanciful reports which have appeared in the press. It is a very exciting, multi-faceted deal which offers key benefits, both financial and playing, to Clitheroe FC.
“However, the Board is conscious that whilst the academy model is one which is being rolled out at this level nationwide, it does not want it to be seen as a barrier to local Clitheroe talent coming through the system.
“Clitheroe Wolves has been proposing an under 18 age group team for several months now, and we would like to explore with the Clitheroe Wolves set up how the club can work closely with them in this area.
“This would continue the very close links we have through the various Wolves’ teams proving mascots for the home games and reinforcing the youngsters’ links to their town team.”
— The Evo-Stik League (@evostikleague) June 12, 2017