Destination Sport Group enjoyed a successful week at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Anaheim, California, activating at the world’s largest gathering of soccer coaches via its inspiresport, Next Generation International and Sportsbreaks.com brands.
As exclusive travel partner to United Soccer Coaches, our brands enjoyed an unrivalled presence at Convention via special guest meet & greets, giveaways, events and more.
Collaborations with Celtic FC and Inter Milan saw Paul Lambert and Javier Zanetti, both UEFA Champions League winners, take part in signing sessions and VIP receptions. Insightful classroom sessions and on-field demonstrations were also delivered in conjunction with inspiresport and Next Generation International by Celtic FC, Inter Milan and the Real Madrid Foundation.
Our activity at Convention concluded with a private viewing party for the Newcastle United v Manchester City fixture with insight provided by Mike Phelan and Niall Quinn.
Convention provided an opportunity to raise awareness of inspiresport and Next Generation International’s soccer development tours amongst thousands of soccer coaches, with staff on-hand to engage with existing and prospective new clients. The event also afforded an opportunity to promote fan travel experiences via our Sportsbreaks.com division which launched within North America last year.
During the event, Next Generation International announced an exclusive partnership with FC Bayern Munich, offering youth clubs in the U.S. the chance to train and play at the home of the Bundesliga champions.
Several members of Destination Sport Group’s senior leadership team were also present for the event in California, providing the opportunity to meet with existing strategic partners and discuss new opportunities within North America.
Steve Butchart, Managing Director of inspiresport Group commented:
“The United Soccer Coaches Convention was a great success for our brands and it’s fair to say that our line-up of events and special guests drew significant attention.
“Our focus now turns to capitalising on the opportunities generated throughout the week as we seek to continue growing inspiresport, Next Generation International and Sportsbreaks.com within North America.”
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