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Wigan Athletic secure ‘very exciting’ link with Academy in Bahrain

The NVTC, named after and chaired by His Royal Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, offers high quality academic, professional and social courses to enable students to successfully realize their potential and future.

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With Latics’ links to Bahrain through the club’s ownership group, this partnership was launched to help develop an Academy facility within the NVTC for the first time ever.

All smiles as ‘very exciting’ deal for Wigan Athletic is signed

The partnership will see the sharing of ideas, coaching methods and personnel over the initial six-year deal, aimed to help further the development and growth of football in the region.

Hoping to better understand the cultures and way of life of both countries, the partnership will also explore the possibility for students/learners visiting the two Academy bases to enhance their football education during the six years.

Latics CEO Mal Brannigan said, “The announcement of this partnership is very exciting.

“Football continues to grow in Bahrain and the GCC region, and it is an honor for the club to be asked to contribute to the progress made and its future success.

“The investment made by Mr Al-Jasmi as Owner and Talal Al Hammad as Chairman in Wigan Athletic is tangible and visible to all.

“So if the club can help repay that in a modest way, then we will.

“The conversations the club has had with Dr Abdulla Alnaoimi and his team about football development and academic progress have been very encouraging, and I’m sure there will be benefits for all parties involved in this deal. “

Dr. Abdulla bin Naser Al-Noaimi, Executive Director of NVTC, said: “This qualitative agreement is one of the results of the continuous support and guidance provided by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for humanitarian works. and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Board of the NVTC, to provide gateways to new professional horizons for qualified Bahraini youth, in which His Highness ensures at every opportunity their skills and abilities, to lead and become added values ​​at local and international level.