FK Ústí nad Labem and FK Teplice signed a memorandum. This determines the more detailed terms of cooperation between the two clubs. This will create the right conditions for young players.
Pavel Šedlbauer, president of the board of FK Teplice.Picture: Deník / František Bílek
During a press conference held at the Municipal Stadium in Ústí nad Labem, Pavel Šedlbauer, chairman of the board and board member of Petr Hynek was present in Teplice. In the district of Ústí there is the first deputy mayor Jiří Madar, board member and youth chairman Václav Kožíšek and executive director of the club Petr Heidenreich.
Petr Hynek reminded that cooperation between the two clubs is already under way. "Signing the memorandum is the culmination of long-term cooperation between the two clubs. This is her official confirmation." Pavel Šedlbauer completed his words. "Under certain pre-conditions, Teplice will be able to use some players in Ústí and vice versa" – said the chairman of the board of Teplice.
Better conditions for young footballers
The cooperation between Soccer Teplá and Ústí applies not only to adult players, but also to youth players. "We are happy that we have a contract to help young players, both clubs are good at youth, so young footballers have the opportunity to develop their careers," added the mayor Jiří Madar to FK Ústí.
"As a co-chair of the youth, I see a lot of positives." Our best young players have the opportunity to grow in Teplice, where they have a better base and more competition. "There are currently five rules in the youth category of FK Teplice" – said Václav Kožíšek.
There is a club academy in Teplice, Ústí has a sports center for youth. These organizations are twenty in the Czech Republic, but two are in the Ústí nad Labem region. Because the youth is no longer able to host, it was also necessary in the memorandum to specify the conditions in which the youth between the two clubs can climb. "We will not be dealing with funds for youth transfers. Finances will be repeated many times when adults are in professional football," said Madar.
The goal is to play with our own offspring
Both sides agreed that the long-term goal of cooperation between clubs is to get players from the "A" team from their own ranks, and it was not necessary to bring players from other cities or from abroad.
"The philosophy of our youth section is that we want to keep the competitions we play in. However, we are primarily interested in the players." If the transfer to Cieplice is more beneficial for their further development, we will certainly not defend them. Sometimes this may mean a worse position for us. club, but we decided on this tour "- added Kožíšek.