Waterford FC is delighted to welcome St. Patrick’s Boys AFC to our Club Partnership Programme. St Patrick’s Boys were founded in 1975 and are based in Graiguecullen just outside Carlow town. The club have developed excellent facilities in their complex and are a very strong community based club. St Patrick’s have a large playing membership with boys, girls and mens teams all active in the Carlow and District League.
The club has been making great strides at underage level over recent years and also host many FAI Development Programmes within their complex.
Welcoming St. Patrick’s Boys AFC into the Club Partnership Programme, Waterford FC Director of Football Pat Fenlon commented:
“We are delighted to welcome St Patrick’s Boys AFC into our new club partnership programme. Whilst Carlow is a small county, there is a great interest in football there and St. Patrick’s have really developed as a community club within their area and we are delighted to have a link to the Carlow region.”
Gary Power Waterford FC Head of Youth Development added:
“I am delighted to have St Patrick’s Boys AFC on board as our first club from Carlow. This year we signed Torik Adegoke from the club and he is making great strides with our U17 team and we look forward to developing our relationship further.
“Our club partnership programme has received great interest already and we will continue to add more clubs to it. If any club is interested in getting involved you can email firstname.lastname@example.org”Some benefits include:
• Coach Education Sessions hosted by Waterford FC for our partner grassroots club coaches
• Opportunity for players and coaches to attend a League of Ireland game at the RSC as our guests
• Opportunity for Waterford FC Players and Staff to visit your club where/when possible
• Partner Club mini blitz development games hosted by Waterford FC in the RSC or WIT Arena
• Feature on Waterford FC official website www.WaterfordFC.ie
• Feature on Waterford FC official club programme
• Opportunity to progress grassroot club players to the Waterford FC underage academy at U15/U17/U19 League of Ireland