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Galatasaray open academy in the US

2013-04-23 05:34:15

Galatasaray have opened a football academy in the US

Galatasaray have opened a football academy in the US. The first training session will take place 27 April 2013 and the official opening ceremony will be held 19 May 2013.

The academy will be run by Süleyman Yılmaz and Gençlerbirliği coaches Şenol Küçükyılmaz and Arif Cihan.

"There is a lot of interest surrounding the academy," Yılmaz said, "hopefully the future stars of Galatasaray will be discovered here.

"Football is developing rapidly in the US, we want Galatasaray to expand in states and increase global awareness of the club.

The academy will run a promotion campaign in the local media including, newspapers, television channels and bilboards to attract interest.

Galatasaray have set up similar academies outside of Turkey in Germany, Australia and the Netherlands.

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