AJAX STARS THESSALONIKI IS THE FIRST EUROPEAN PARTNER TO JOIN THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF SCHÄCHTER SPORTS. THE AJAX STARS ACADEMY IS BASED IN THESSALONIKI AND IS A VERY WELL ORGANIZED ACADEMY WITH CHILDREN AGED FIVE TO TWENTY.
The academy's more than 200 children and youngsters are trained, improved, developed and successfully managed by former Greek professional footballer Takis Komnos and Tassos Papastergios. In addition to coaching clinics, camps in Thessaloniki, trips to Germany for teams from the Academy, player development measures, both partners also aim to have players participate in Schächter Sports' World Selection Project, where children from different countries are given the opportunity to play against Bundesliga teams.
"Ajax Stars from Thessaloniki fits perfectly into our partner network and also combines numerous other strategic elements. Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans are among our relevant target markets in Europe with very exciting opportunities. Especially due to the current situation with Corona, we want to and will continue to grow and establish new partnerships in Europe. In addition, we have gotten to know Takis and Tasos as honest and serious partners over the years - here we can build something long-term and sustainable together" said Robin Hasenclever, Director Sports Schächter Sports.
"We are interested in giving the kids of the academy the opportunity to realize their soccer dream. Schaechter Sports has the experience and network in the German market and will be the guide for the implementation of this design.", says Takis Komnos about the partnership.
Already in summer 2021 the first camp in Thessaloniki is planned and should be the initial signal for many more projects in the future.