Irish Partner Club Update December 2016

Irish Partner Club Update December 2016

Elite Player Visit

As part of the Soccer academy elite player programme held in Dublin in July 2016 four lucky players were selected to travel to Glasgow and train within the Professional Academy at the Club during the Irish October holiday. David Walsh, Ferrybank AFC Waterford, Evison Rramani, Tralee Dynamos Kerry, Tumelo Tlou, Real FA Mullingar and Enda Minogue, St Joseph’s Boys Dublin were all flown to Glasgow by the club, to experience life as a young Celtic player on the training pitch and at St Ninians High School close to Celtic’s training facility at Lennoxtown, where many of the Academy players study. The bhoys really embraced their time with the club showing great positivity and hard work. The three players who joined in with the u15s squad (Evison, Tumelo and Enda) had the opportunity to play in an organised match on the Thursday evening and certainly gave a good account of themselves. David who was training with the u17s for the week had the chance to take part in their full time football programme as well as train alongside many of the clubs development squad players who have been competing in the UEFA Youth League this season.

October Coaching Programme

With the Celtic Club partnership programme ever expanding in Ireland, the club sent over 10 soccer academy coaches for the school holiday period to deliver player development camps with our partners Real FA Mullingar, Parkville United Carlow and Lusk United Dublin. Around 200 players between the ages of 5-15 years old had the opportunity to train and learn from the Celtic’s Academy ethos. In conjunction with the young player development programme, the coaches took the opportunity to spend time with club officials and coaches to present and deliver on field demonstrations in line with the professional philosophy of the Celtic Academy.

Partnership Meeting

International Soccer Academy Manager for Ireland and Europe, Barry Rodgers along with Club Liaison Mark Anderson, took time to hold a meeting and coach education seminar with all of Celtic’s Irish partner clubs. Held in Dublin at Partner club Lusk United, over 40 coaches from across the country gathered to discuss ideas and potential events for the future with the idea of building on the clubs already huge Celtic Family in Ireland. The meeting was a great success and in particular allowed clubs from each corner of Ireland to share ideas and help each other with solutions to help further develop our club in the International Partnership Programme.

Any club interested in setting up a partnership with Celtic should contact Mark Anderson +353 (0) 86 3498435

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