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Wednesday launch North American Football Academy

Sheffield Wednesday have signed a 'formal partnership with sports management firm Global Image Sports, reports SportsPro. The partnership will see the club, which will play Championship football next term after promotion from League One, launch a North American Soccer Academy.

The first phase of the project will see the club's academy join force with youth soccer clubs across North America.

SWFC academy manager, Sean McAuley, said: "We're quite fortunate that we have finalised our partnerships in America with a company that has an excellent standing in the States.

"Global Image Sports currently run international academies for other Premier League and Championship clubs and we're delighted to extend that link."

Global Image Sports chief executive Mike Kelleher added: "Global Image Sports has strong links with Sheffield Wednesday at a number of levels and we are looking forward to working together on a formal basis."

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