Burnley have announced wide-ranging partnerships with clubs from across the British Isles.

The Clarets have linked up with Scottish Championship club Ayr United, League of Ireland First Division side Cobh Ramblers, Portadown of the NIFL Premiership and Cymru North team Llandudno with the aim of developing players, coaches and expanding the “domestic talent identification network” at Turf Moor.

The most talented young players from each club will be invited to travel to Burnley for camps and assessment with the long-term goal being that the partnerships will create players fit for the Premier League.

All clubs’ academies and women’s teams will compete in a summer pre-season games and tournaments, while loan deals for the Clarets’ academy players to gain experience will also be considered.

Clubs will also share data and sport science across youth academies with Burnley’s partner clubs having access to tools such as the Clarets’ latest initiative AiSCOUT.

Chairman Alan Pace said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow Burnley’s footprint and profile in every corner of the British Isles and benefit from working with some fantastic clubs on our doorstep.

“We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with Ayr United, Cobh Ramblers, Portadown and Llandudno which will no doubt benefit the clubs, the coaches and their players for many years to come.

“This is very much the first step in our plans to expand the football network of Burnley, build the relevance of our club beyond the North West of England and ensure that Burnley’s academy continues to be a high-performance hotbed for future first team players and international footballers.”

The development of coaches will be central to Burnley’s work at the partner clubs with the Clarets insisting it is very much a two-way relationship.

Chief operation officer Matt Williams said: “While there are clear benefits to the football side of the club, I believe there will also be significant benefits both operationally and commercially for all sides.

“None of us are naive enough to think we know it all, and I am sure we can learn from our partner clubs as much as they can learn from us.

“We wanted to partner with clubs we felt would fit with what we stand for. The four clubs are at the heart of their local communities, have a passionate fanbase and have chairmen and directors, who like Alan Pace and his team are ambitious and constantly looking to improve.

“We have developed a great understanding with Portadown in recent seasons and this is a natural step for us both and our relationship with Cobh can be traced back to 1921 when the Clarets were crowned league champions, prompting the newly formed club in Ireland to wear the famous claret and blue. In addition they are currently managed by our former defender Stuart Ashton.

“Like ourselves Ayr have a relatively new chairman who has a real ambition to push the club forward and challenge for promotion to the SPL, while our friends at Llandudno are keen implement a professional approach to their club and I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome all four teams on the journey with us.”