A few hours before the kick-off between Nagoya Grampus And Romethe two clubs officially announce a strategic partnership. The Giallorossi club made it known through an official note on its website. It is a collaboration that will ensure that both realities will share their experiences in the world of football, sustainability and business concerning the First Team but also the development of their respective youth sectors. Furthermore, the two companies will mutually support the initiatives undertaken in terms of support to their reference community, in particular to promote inclusiveness in the world of football.
“We are proud to start this innovative collaboration – declared the Giallorossi president Dan Friedkin – according to our plans, will be of great benefit to both clubs, on and off the pitch. The values and priorities shared by AS Roma and Nagoya Grampus are fundamental to a partnership that will no doubt deliver significant long-term benefits in all aspects of our respective organizations. In addition to the exciting opportunities we foresee in supporting each other on football topics, we look forward to supporting each other on topics we both value as priorities, among which sustainability and supporting our communities stand out. This announcement is the first step in building relationships that we are confident will form the foundation for a lasting and invaluable bond.”
“We are very pleased and honored to forge a strategic partnership with AS Roma, one of the most prestigious and historic clubs in Italy – added the president of Nagoya Koki Konishi – the two clubs will make the most of their mutual knowledge and experience and not only by cooperating on the football field to become stronger and more attractive teams, but to implement a series of initiatives aimed at the growth of both businesses with a long-term perspective. We believe that football clubs have a wide range of roles to play in building a sustainable society. We are confident that this partnership will make effective use of the full resources of both clubs and that the future will be bright for both us and everyone involved in our journey.”
The official note also reads like the two clubs they will share experiences and discuss the working methods used in the training of the youngsters with frequent internships for coaches and players from the two youth sectors in the sports centers of the two clubs and the organization of tournaments and friendly tours. AS Roma and Nagoya Grampus will also create to Academies run by both clubs in Japan and other growing international markets, starting with the United States.
“On a football level, this collaboration constitutes a great opportunity, because it allows us to systematically exchange know-how that we believe is very useful for both clubs: we are honored by the possibility of transferring our experience to various strategic spheres of the First Team and the youth sector and, at the same time, we are enthusiastic about being able get to know an emerging market up close thanks to the precious support of the sports management of Nagoya Grampus, one of the leading clubs in the Japanese football movement”, added the Giallorossi GM Tiago Pinto.
“We are very pleased to announce this partnership with AS Roma – concluded the GM of the Japanese Motohiro Yamaguchi – a club with a long and illustrious experience. Starting with the incoming first team to the youth academy who will lead the next generation of footballers, let’s consider this collaboration a great opportunity for us to work on many topics and to learn from a wide range of perspectives thanks to the exchange of ideas between players and staff and of solutions to share. While we will learn from the standards that underpin a European team, we would like to incorporate certain dictates into our working methods and create a team capable of competing in Asia and around the world.”