A BIG collaboration for the Cork side.
Cobh Ramblers have announced that the club has entered into a "strategic partnership" with English Premier League side Burnley FC.
The Partnerships will support the development of young players and coaches, and help with the identification and progression of talent in the region.
In addition, Cobh Ramblers aim to benefit in areas such as off field organisational structure, and commercial opportunities. Affiliated clubs will benefit from a range of hands-on support from Burnley F.C. using the club’s football, operational and commercial expertise including coach education and player access.
Cobh Ramblers chairman Bill O’Leary is understandably very excited by the news.
He said: "This partnership with one of the founding members of the Football League in England is one we are particularly excited about."
"We, as a club, are ambitious and are positioning ourselves for growth and view this alliance as a key part of our strategy.
Burnley have quite a strong Irish presence in their squad already, with Kevin Long, Robbie Brady, Jimmy Dunne all among the matchday squads every week.
"Commercially and otherwise there are mutually beneficial opportunities which we can work on together in real demonstrable ways, and the timing is appropriate for many reasons.
"Poignantly, as we celebrate our Centenary in 2022, we remember those who founded our club and modelled our colours on Burnley’s league winning side of 1920-21."