Academy Sports Club signs field lease with Triple C School
Academy Sports Club has signed a lease with Triple C School for the use of the field where the club conducts various developmental programmes for footballers ranging from children to adults.
The long-term agreement was formalised by members of the Academy Board of Directors and representatives of Triple C School in November. The club has used the property off Outpost Street, George Town since the late 1990s for its training facility and clubhouse.
“On behalf of Academy Sports Club, I would like to extend our gratitude to Triple C School for continuing their support of our programme, helping us to ensure that we are able to carry on our efforts to develop our youth into well-rounded sportsmen and women as well as committed students, for many years to come,” said Martin Cooke, a member of the Academy Board of Directors.
Triple C Principal and Chief Administrative Officer, Mable Richardson, said the institution was pleased to help facilitate Academy Sports Club make a positive contribution to the community.
“Through their various programme, the club helps hundreds of young men and women with their development. To be able to facilitate the club having a safe environment that is conducive to learning ties into our vision at Triple C School,” she said.
Academy Sports Club’s footballing initiatives include the FUNdamental’s Programme that provides an introduction to the game for boys and girls as young as four years old; a junior league for players six to eight years old; various camps; and teams from Under 11 to adults participating in local leagues. Additionally, Academy Sports Club has developed a partnership with The Wellness Centre to host Football4All for children with special needs.
The club’s motto is “The Books and the Ball, You’ve Got it All” that combines excellence in youth football development with an environment that emphasises academic success.
“Academy Sports Club is not just about developing the football skills of these young boys and girls but also providing them with a safe space to be themselves and grow into role models as young adults, who make a positive impact on our community,” Cooke said. “That’s why we are so thrilled to be able to continue to offer the children this space.”