Ajax start collaboration with Royale Orlando Football Club

Ajax are to start a technical collaboration with Royale Orlando Football Club. The most important activities will be organising summer camps and tournaments in the USA and exchanging information and advice. The agreement in which the technical collaboration has been recorded , runs to the end of 2006.

Ajax already have technical collaborations with H.F.C. Haarlem and Belgian club Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen and are furthermore majority shareholder of Ajax Cape Town in South-Africa.

The Royale Orlando Football Academy will form a joint venture with The Advanced Travel Partners. ATP is one of Ajax's oldest sponsors.

Royale Orlando Football Club will continue under the name Ajax Orlando. The American club will play in the red and white Ajax strip and will also incorporate the official Ajax logo in the club's logo.

Members of Ajax Orlando's technical staff will visit Amsterdam to be able to benefit of the technical know-how of Ajax.

Ajax will receive the right to take up talented players of Ajax Orlando in the Dutch organisation. Ajax and Ajax Orlando will also investigate the possibilities to hold training camps for the first team squad in America in the future.