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Thomastown United Join Waterford FC Club Partnership Programme

Waterford FC is delighted to welcome Thomastown United to our Club Partnership Programme. Thomastown United play in the Kilkenny & District League and have recently redeveloped their football complex including a new grass and synthetic pitch to add to their existing facilities. Thomastown United have a membership of well over 300 adults and children, with two junior teams, an over 35 team, a youth team, a ladies team and a thriving schoolboys and schoolgirls section catering for all age groups. Thomastown also run a soccer school each weekend for 5-7 year olds and the FAI Soccer Sisters scheme for girls.

The club has been making great strides at underage level over recent years and also host many FAI Development Programmes within their complex. Their junior team this year competed in the Leinster Senior Cup defeating Shamrock Rovers in the competition before eventually losing to Dundalk.

Welcoming Thomastown United into the Club Partnership Programme, Waterford FC Director of Football Pat Fenlon commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Thomastown United into our new club partnership programme. Whilst Kilkenny is of course well known for its hurling exploits, Kilkenny has also been thriving in football over the last number of years with plenty of players playing League of Ireland football from the county. Thomastown have really developed strongly over the last few years and we look forward to having them on board with us.”

Gary Power Waterford FC Head of Youth Development added:

“I am delighted to have Thomastown United on board . We currently have Colm Whelan with us who developed at Thomastown United and he is making great strides this season. Thomastown cater for a really large community and are a really strong and vibrant club in the region. 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 waterfordfcacademy@gmail.com”

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