West Ham United Announces Partnership with SC Sporting

Global Academy Program

Carlos Brasil/SCSC, Mike Leigh/West Ham United, Tino Sila/SCSC

The West Ham United International Academy has announced the launch of a North American Partner Club programme with alliances agreed with some of the United States and Canada’s top youth football clubs, and Santa Clara Sporting was named to this elite program.

West Ham United and Santa Clara Sporting have been working on this relationship for a number of years; spearheaded by Ralf Cebrian, Carlos Brasil and Tino Silva from Sporting. West Ham United has recognized Santa Clara Sporting as one of the oldest and most successful competitive youth soccer organisations in the United States. With over 450 players on 30 teams from under-9 to under-18, Santa Clara Sporting continues to have a major impact on the local, district, regional and national soccer scenes. Club director, Carlos Brasil has already been a visitor to West Ham United’s Academy and looks forward to a prosperous partnership between the two clubs.

Tony Carr, West Ham United's Academy Director was recently interviewed in The Wall Street Journal about the growing interest by some of the top European professional soccer teams coming to America to look for talent.

Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images for The Wall Street Journal
West Ham United's Tony Carr (center) observes a tryout for their Academy Program.