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Soccer Landscape in North Texas Changes with Club Merger

For Immediate Release:  Formed in 1994, Denton, TX based North Texas Futbol Club-NTFC (formerly Aces Soccer Club) and Corinth, TX based Celtic Soccer Club are pleased to announce a completed merger forming the new North Texas Celtic Futbol Club.  The combined club consists of over 500 boys and girls, 40 Academy and Select teams and a highly respected and well established coaching staff.  NTX Celtic’s goal is to continuously provide the surrounding North Texas community’s families a family-oriented, fun and competitive youth club soccer environment.

Arthur Hamilton, founder and President of NTFC, and Carrie Langford, founder and Executive Director of Celtic, carefully crafted the merger bringing together these organizations which possess closely matching core values and philosophies for exemplary soccer club operations and youth player development.  The integration of these two successful clubs creates a premier soccer club in the Denton and surrounding counties area.  Combining the influence of the UNT soccer program, many high school coaches in the area and Celtic’s status as an official Soccer Academy Partner club of The Celtic Football Club of Glasgow, Scotland; the newly merged club offers youth players of all skill levels a home to train, develop and grow in the game of soccer.  Select team players and families will be given a full family membership to Game On Athletics (, further supporting family fitness and athletic performance. 

 “I am proud that NTFC has provided not only a positive environment for kids to learn the game and compete at a high level of soccer, but that we’ve also served the community for over twenty years in a charitable capacity” said Arthur.  


Carrie enthusiastically agreed and added, “This is really a fantastic opportunity for both club’s families and I am excited to bring these amazing cultures together.  Our main focus is creating an environment where players and parents feel like family.  I really couldn’t imagine a better situation for all involved.” 


NTX Celtic’s official affiliation with The Celtic Football Club of Glasgow, Scotland, UK as a Celtic Soccer Academy International Partner club offers a unique experience allowing both NTX Celtic coaches and players to travel to Celtic FC facilities in Glasgow, Scotland for soccer camps and coaching seminars.  Celtic FC coaches also travel to North Texas for participation in our soccer camps.


Open tryouts for the newly formed club will begin at the close of the 2016 spring season.   For more information on the club please go to or contact our Director of Team Managers, Heather Dooley at (214) 601-4355 to learn about our teams and tryouts.


North Texas Celtic Futbol Club (NTC) Is a select soccer club established by a highly respected North Texas based coaching staff. As a Celtic Soccer Academy International Partner with over 500 boys and girls playing on over 50 teams from U-5 to U-19, Celtic is committed to the development of the youth soccer player. Celtic has teams playing in the Lake Highlands Girls Classic League, Chamber Classic Boys League, Plano Premier League, Primetime, and local Academy Leagues.

Senior Coaching Staff

John Hedlund
Director of Coaching

Steven Shirley
Director of Coaching

Brandon McCallum

Kenny Blevins
Academy Director 

Cody Schroeder
Academy Director

Matt Montayne
Director or Keepers

2016 NTX Celtic Summer Camp Registration is here!

Welcome Paula Duke to NTX Celtic

We would like to welcome Paula Duke to the NTX Celtic coaching staff. She will be forming the following teams:

NTC 07G Duke- Monday and Thursday 6-7:30pm at FMKC

NTC 08G Duke- Monday and Thursday 6-7:30pm at FMKC

NTC 05B (AP) Duke/AJ- Fridays- 6:30-7:45pm at FMKC
Trainings will be held at FMKC (Flower Mound Korean Church) Facility in Flower Mound across from Bakersfield fields.
Contact Paula at: PaulaDuke@Hotmail.Com

NTC Announces Partnership with DSA

North Texas Celtic Futbol Club proudly announces an exclusive local partnership with Denton Soccer Association (DSA).  Both organizations pride themselves on the development of young children through the play of the world’s most popular sport.  NTC has stepped up in sponsorship of multiple DSA teams and will offer additional skills training (at no cost to the DSA players) and coaching education for DSA members.  For years many DSA players have asked for additional skills training and NTC has provided a platform for these kids to gain additional skills while participating in the DSA league.  We welcome this long awaited partnership and look forward to great things to come for all the players, parents, and coaches!

For more in formation on DSA please visit their website:

DSA Website

D & D Sports Med

D & D Sports Med

D & D Sports Med


D&D Sports Med has many professionals on staff to serve our needs including: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Additional services they have to offer you and your athlete, other than traditional Physical Therapy, are:


       Core stabilization programs, group or individually

       Functional Movement Screens

       Impact© Neurocognitive Pre and Post Concussion testing

       Concussion Return to play program

       Return to play functional testing

       ACL Injury prevention program, group or individually

       Sports performance training

       Speed and agility training


If you have any questions, please contact Courtney directly at 940-380-9111 or for more information visit