Partnership between Leeds United Sports College and US scholarship programme launched.
Leeds United Sports College have linked up with US based ASM Scholarships, a company built to empower student-athletes to pursue their dreams of playing collegiate sports.
The partnership will provide soccer and education opportunities for both the youth players at the Leeds United Academy and players that are part of the Leeds United Sports College elite player development programme.
As the relationship between the two parties develops there will also be the chance for students from the US to study at Elland Road with the club’s official college, which will launch in September.
CEO of ASM Sports Group, Chris Vidal, spoke about the partnership and said: “We are extremely excited to work with Leeds United to provide soccer scholarship opportunities for the youth academy players and players within the local community.
“Our partnership with Leeds United will allow for many players to have the opportunity to combine education and soccer in top American Universities with the potential to turn professional at MLS, USL or other professional leagues after university.
“We are proud to have Enoch Showunmi, who is part of our team and who was a former Leeds United player, to run this partnership.”
Enoch Showunmi, the ASM Soccer Ambassador and Executive Soccer Director, added: “It is really exciting to put this partnership together with Leeds United Football Club. During my time at the club I was taken in as part of the Leeds United family.
“The size of the club and its fan base are immense and it is a great opportunity to help those within the Leeds United Academy, community and family find a pathway that includes education and the beautiful game over in the US.”