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  • Ashley Thomas - Skillz

Our New Partnership With An Italian Professional Football Club ⚽️🤩

We are super excited to tell you our news that we have been working on for months! Through our feeder football club SZ United FC, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Torino FC Academy.

Thanks to Valentino, our Academy Manager, we will be one of the only programmes in the UK to have a partnership with an Italian Premier League professional team, and we are the sole partnership for Torino FC Academy in the UK.


We want to provide our members with the best opportunities and experiences and this partnership will do exactly that! Our new partnership will allow our exclusive Skillz members who attend a weekly class/session with us to:

  • Have a professional pathway into their academy for our most gifted players

  • Have their professional academy coaches come to us twice a year

  • Provide a football clinic in early 2023 to our footballers where they will be coached by Torino FC Academy coaches

  • Opportunity for our aged 10+ players to go to Italy for a weeks intensive summer clinic and be coached "The Torino Way"


Torino FC is one of the most old and iconic football clubs in Italy and Europe. Their huge history can boast:

  • 7 Italian Serie A Title (Scudetto)

  • 5 Italian Cup (Coppa Italia)

  • 1 Mitropa Cup (Central European Cup)

More impressively and relevant to our players, their Youth Academy is one of the best in Italy:

  • 9 Italian Youth Serie A Title “Primavera” (They hold the record of most titles along with Inter Milan FC)

  • 8 Italian Youth Cup “Primavera” (They solely hold the record for most wins)

Some of the notable players who have graduated from their academy are:

  • Christian Vieri (Inter Milan legend)

  • Benny Carbone (Roma, Inter, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday)

  • Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus, Napoli, Sampdoria)

  • Dino Baggio (Juventus, Parma, Blackburn Rovers)

  • Samuel Kuffour (Bayern Munich)

  • Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United)

  • Moise Kean (Juventus FC)

We cannot express to you how excited we are about this, and this is just the beginning!

So now not only do we have links with professional football teams and academies in London, plus a progression pathway into SZ United FC, you can now boast that you are part of an awesome child focused, football development programme, that offers opportunities with a professional club overseas!

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