WHILE there is a lot of focus on next season’s Premiership return, Kenny Bruce has told the club’s official website there is also plenty of thought going into the longer term future of the club.
A substantial part of this is the future sustainability of the club, with Kenny revealing some of the plans being considered.
This includes a possibility of the club’s involvement in a BTech education course, based at Inver Park, as we look to provide a pathway to the first team.
As Kenny explains, there are various options on the table, with the best interests of the town’s young players, as well as the club, being of paramount importance.
“As a club we are continuing to explore opportunities that will help us achieve our Aspire to Inspire vision, which is something very important to us,” Kenny said.
“One of the opportunities which we feel falls into this category, is a BTech education course.
“The professionalism of our first team is increasing all the time, and we are looking at providing that sort of environment and pathway for young players coming through.
“Our vision would be to have a full-time training regime mirroring that of our first team. Including things like health & well-being, diet & nutrition and strength and conditioning.
“Having something like this at Inver, to run alongside a further education program etc, would be very exciting for the club, and provide the best possible preparation for young players.
“To that end, we are having discussions with a number of education providers over the possibly of a partnership.
“It is important to stress that this would be to make full use of the wonderful facilities that we currently have at Inver Park – and facilities which we are also actively looking to add to.
“We believe there is some top football talent within this town and we want to find the best way of nurturing it.”
As Kenny explains, any developments will not come to fruition this year.
“If we did take advantage of an opportunity like this then it would not begin before September 2020,” he added.
“We will continue to have discussions with potential partners in and outside of Larne. However, this is something we will be looking to base at Inver Park.
“When any agreement is reached it will be in the best interests of our club and young people within the town.
“Our supporters will be the first to know.
“Should anyone have any questions on this please feel free to reach out myself via email@example.com and I will be happy to talk to you.”