St Pat's announce details of first ever Emerging Talent Programme for a League of Ireland club involving affiliate partners Cherry Orchard, Belvedere and Crumlin United
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce InsureMyVan as sponsor of a new emerging talent programme which will link-up with the club's affiliate partners Crumlin United, Belvedere and Cherry Orchard.
The new emerging talent programme will see players and coaches from the Saints' set-up and three partners come together on a weekly basis to establish a set-up in order to form what will be an U13 team for the club.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com, Director of Football Ger O'Brien outlined how the scheme will be innovative and a huge step forward for the club. "It's unique in the sense that it will be the first time a League of Ireland has done this.
"The FAI for example have been rolling out an emerging talent programme for a number of years now by bringing players together from different clubs for one night a week. We at St Pat's will be getting players together twice a week, with the aim being to give young footballers an identity with the club and to come through our player pathway and continue their development ahead of coming into an elite level and an U13 team.
"The planning of all of this with Cherry Orchard, Crumlin United and Belvedere has been excellent and a lot of credit needs to go to all involved in the three clubs. Everyone involved, and especially all at St Pat's are really looking forward to see this get up and running."
Commenting on the involvement of insuremyvan.ie, O'Brien believes that they can be the perfect sponsor to the talent programme.
"In order for this to all happen, we needed support. We've been very kindly looked after by everyone in InsureMyVan and I know having been over on their premises and talked to staff there how impressive they are as a company. It's fantastic to have their backing on this project."
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