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"IF AN ATHLETE CAN'T BE A PROFESSIONAL HERE, HE CAN'T BE ANYWHERE ELSE"

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11/12/2022

TransferRoom executives Tom Seeger and Jens-Henrik Rosasco praised the investments made by our club and said, "If a young person will not become a professional here, where will he be?"

We hosted TransferRoom executives, of which more than 650 clubs from 60 countries are members, at our club. Tom Seeger, TransferRoom Customer Success Partner, and Jens-Henrik Rosasco, Senior Club Relations Manager of TransferRoom, where we have participated in many events held in Europe as a club, toured and inspected our facilities throughout the day.

 

The officials met with our YAFO Executive Director Kural Altıntaş at our Sait Altınordu Facilities and closely followed the activities of our young athletes. Afterward, the team examined our fields at our İsmet Orhunbilge Facilities and visited our Beytullah Baliç Campus, where our A Team is constantly camping.

TransferRoom executives also visited our Metin Oktay Facilities, where Altınordu Football Academy is located, accompanied by our European Director Murat Korkmaz and Altınordu Football Academy Executive Director Ahmet Furkan Can. We presented the delegation, who closely examined the Cryotherapy, High Altitude Center, and Technical 2 areas that we built in Metin Oktay Campus, with jerseys with their names on them.

 

WE ENCOUNTERED A PLACE FAR ABOVE OUR EXPECTATIONS

 

Jens-Henrik Rosasco said they have heard very positive things about our club and said, "We have been visiting Altınordu Football Club since morning. We have seen all the facilities from the lowest to the highest level. We had heard very positive news about Altınordu. For this reason, our expectations were very high, but what we saw was far above our expectations. The effort that Altınordu Football Club gives to children and young people and the opportunities it offers are at an incredible level."

Tom Seeger, one of the managers of TransferRoom, emphasized that they encountered a magnificent environment and said, "We have seen four facilities since the first hours of the day. What has been done here is out of the norm. There are great opportunities for the children. I think many clubs from the Bundesliga should see these facilities. What is happening here? They should take an example. We are very impressed."

 

IF A YOUNG PERSON CANNOT BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HERE, WHERE WILL HE BE?

 

Speaking highly of the investments made at the Metin Oktay Campus, where our Altınordu Football Academy provides advanced football training, Seeger said, "Believe me, everything has been thought of in this campus for a youngster to become a professional athlete. With the facilities here, if a player cannot become a professional, he cannot be anywhere else. I don't know where else a youngster can become a professional. The facilities here are not available in many clubs. There are facilities above the first league levels of some countries. Therefore, I am very impressed here."

 

Jens-Henrik Rosasco said, "I have visited and seen many facilities as part of my job. I have closely examined many clubs in Europe. At Metin Oktay Campus, every opportunity is provided for a young man to become a professional. I have never seen such opportunities offered anywhere else. I was especially impressed by this facility."