Saints welcome Live Right as International Academy Partner


Southampton Football Club is delighted to welcome Live Right to its portfolio of International Academy Partners.

The three-year partnership will see Southampton’s Football Partnership team supporting Live Right’s evolving programme in the United Arab Emirates.

Live Right specialise in the development of young people by providing a thought-provoking, innovative, and tailored approach to sports and education. Their mission is to ensure that all young people are given every opportunity to develop with the aim of improving their local communities.

The Partnership will see a range of opportunities for Live Right staff, players and students to engage with Southampton’s coach and player development programme.

Areas of focus for the partnership include providing access to the Southampton Football Club curriculum, online resource library and the Southampton Coach Education webinar series.

Saints Academy staff will also undertake a visit to Dubai each year to work with both coaches and players when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.

Mark Abrahams, Director of Business and Community Development, commented: “Our International Academy Partnerships are built on shared values, and we’re delighted to welcome Live Right to the programme.

“They have a proven track record of developing young people on and off the pitch and we look forward to working with their coaching team, students and players over the coming years.”

Ayman Suleman, Live Right General Manager, said: "We are incredibly excited to be partnering with one of the leading football clubs in the world’s most acclaimed and successful league. Southampton Football Club have a rich history in youth development and to bring this expertise to Live Right will create a wealth of new opportunities and experiences for our players. We can’t wait to get started."

Director of Strategy at Live Right, Mahmud Omer, added: "With an outstanding history of nurturing players and staff, the values at Southampton FC align perfectly with our values at Live Right;.We look forward to building an amazing relationship!"

Southampton FC has a growing portfolio of International Academy Partners that supports like-minded clubs and organisations with their ambitions both on and off the pitch. For further details on the Live Right partnership or for enquiries about joining the International Academy Partner programme, contact [email protected].