Savannah Celtic Football Club will promote the growth of youth soccer in Savannah, GA as well as the surrounding communities of Whitemarsh Island, Wilmington Island, Tybee Island, Pooler, Bloomingdale, and Effingham County by providing high quality soccer programs, for players of all ages and ability levels. Savannah Celtic will strive to develop each and every participant’s soccer skills, character, and self-esteem to his or her fullest potential in a safe, enjoyable, competitive atmosphere.
Founded in 2006, Savannah Celtic Football Club (SCFC) has quickly established itself in the minds and hearts of the Savannah soccer community. Started by two ’likely lads’ from the UK, the premise of the club was to promote soccer locally to everyone, no matter of age, gender, race, ability or social demographic.
Working closely with the City of Savannah and Chatham County Parks and Rec Dept we help facilitate the local Fall and Spring soccer league. And through our Celtic in the Community Program we also work with many local schools and geniune non-profit organizations.
Despite there having been other avenues for soccer in Savannah, ’The Celtics’ have managed to achieve so much in such a short period of time. We have increased overall participation in soccer and started a league in conjunction with the City of Savannah for the previously neglected Highschool aged players. With the Celtic in the Community Program (the first of its kind in Savannah), we are able to work in conjunction with local schools and promote / expose ’the beautiful game’ to children who would ordinarily never see a soccer ball.
In the summer of 2007 Savannah Celtic F.C. worked with Glasgow Celtic F.C. (one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs) to hold the ’Glasgow Celtic F.C. Summer Camp’ at Daffin Park. The camp was a great success and was featured on local television networks. No professional soccer team has sent coaches to Savannah with such magnitude prior to this Camp and we are proud to announce that another of its kind will be back in the not too distant future. Thank you Coach Joe, Coach Ed, Coach Hugh and Coach Mark!
In Fall 2009 we launched the youth development program. This program will serve only to raise the standards of soccer and soccer coaching here in Savannah over the coming months and years.
Essentially, we will be providing Savannah soccer players every opportunity they deserve. From Early Goals to U19, from Recreational soccer to the full time, professionally run Select Program. Perhaps that is why, since the clubs inception back in 2006, the numbers of happy kids, coaches and volunteers wearing green has compounded!
Thank you to all those who have given up their time to help the ’Celtic Nation’ grow into the club it is today. We could never have done it without you.
GREEN AND PROUD!
“Celtic Soccer was a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn good sportsmanship and fundamental soccer skills by qualified and enthusiastic coaches – all at our site immediately after school! A can’t miss combination!”
Jane Tyler (Principal Jacob G. Smith Elementary) 12/15/2010
“Celtics is a wonderful organization…We love the Celtics…Thanks for all you do to promote soccer for our young ones.”
“Just wanted to thank all of you at Celtics for all you do. I am amazed every day that we are out there for soccer. You all do so much, and care about these kids more than I would have ever expected. It is like a big family on the field. I also want to let you know that being a part of the Celtics is a true honor…You all put your hearts into this and as a mother I never would have expected such a great experience with sports for my children. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’ll be with the Celtics as long as we possibly can.”
Savannah Celtic F.C. is proud to announce that we are now a member of the NSCAA National Club Standards Project. The project was launched to provide an evaluative process, focusing on youth soccer organizations across the country, that is designed to raise the standards and expectations for coach and player development. Our enrollment is just one of the many things SCFC is doing to improve and remain as the number 1 soccer club in Savannah, GA.