Mount Pleasant, the Jamaica Premier League Champions, and Charlton Athletic, an English League One club, have forged a long-term partnership that transcends borders, uniting the worlds of Jamaican and English football.
This collaboration, dubbed the ‘Mountain to Valley Partnership,’ aims to foster football talent, facilitate cultural exchange, and enhance the development of elite players.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two clubs, Mount Pleasant will embark on a yearly pilgrimage to England, where they will engage in a pre-season charity match at Charlton Athletic’s home ground, The Valley.
This annual event will not only showcase the abilities of both teams but also serve as a charitable endeavour, highlighting the philanthropic aspect of the beautiful game.
The collaboration extends beyond the playing field, as Charlton Athletic’s young talents will journey to Jamaica to participate in an annual youth tournament at the Mount Pleasant Academy.
This initiative underscores the commitment of both clubs to nurturing young talent and providing a platform for aspiring footballers to hone their skills.
At the heart of the partnership is a shared vision to elevate the standard of football excellence, with a specific focus on advancing the quantity and quality of elite players graduating from Mount Pleasant’s academy.
The collaboration is expected to create a clear pathway for talented Caribbean footballers to pursue professional careers in London.
A total of four players from both clubs currently represent the Reggae Boyz squad, gearing up to confront the USA in the upcoming Concacaf Nations League semi-finals.
Later this year, these players, namely Michael Hector, Karoy Anderson, Demario Phillips, and Ja, are set to participate in the Copa America tournament.
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