THE Alloa Saints have announced a new partnership after linking up with an internationally renowned coaching company.

On June 23, the club signed a deal with Coerver as parents and coaches were given a presentation on what this means for the club moving forward by Coerver representative, Joe Jones.

Paul Robertson, Saints' chairman, told Advertiser Sport: "It is a really exciting time for the club with the link to Coerver which will see the club's coaches and players following the Coerver system.

"The link up will see players, coaches and parents all having access to the resources that Coerver provide by way of apps and coaching videos and session plans etc.

"The link up will also see the Coerver coaches joining the club on a monthly basis to give the boys a session. The fact that the club are joining teams like Juventus, Benfica, Manchester City and Rangers to name but a few that are Coerver partner clubs is incredible."

Saints announced the move at the end of season celebration at which the club also announced that they were increasing the size of the club and starting a new 2008 squad.

Players from the 2005 squad were also presented with the annual awards with Lyle Smith picking up the most improved player award and Tia Hynd picking up player and player's player of the year awards.

During the awards ceremony it was reiterated to parents that the club's ethos of providing good quality coaching at an affordable price for parents will not alter and neither will the club's decision that no player would pay for coaching or playing equipment.

The club will continue to operate with players fees between £13 and £16 per month depending on age group.

Paul said: "Alloa Saints 2005 are now recruiting for new players in a number of positions.

"Anyone interested in joining a progressive club playing in Central Scotland's biggest youth football league with good links to professional clubs and part of a world renowned coaching network with Coerver, then please contact Paul.

"The club would like to thank all their sponsors, parents, players and coaches and wish them all a lovely summer break."