We are pleased to announce that Esker Celtic FC, based in Lucan County Dublin, are becoming an Affiliate of St Patrick's Athletic.
Esker Celtic have experienced very large growth in the numbers of Children participating in their Club over the last number of years and are viewed as a true Community based Football Club providing a wide range of football activities to boys & girls ranging in age from 5 up to 18.
In addition to the above Esker have been instrumental in developing a Football for All Programme plus the launch of their Frame Football initiative.
As part of our recently launched Community Development Programme we view this new Relationship as being key as it epitomises many of the key objectives of our Programme which is managed by David Morrissey our Community Development Officer.
David will work along with a number of other St Patrick's Athletic staff to develop this Affiliation which we believe will assist Esker Celtic to provide a pathway for their Players & Coaches in their respective football careers.
We also aim to work with Esker to encourage more children to participate in football and to help both young players and their parents understand the benefits of this leading to a healthy lifestyle and to broaden participation in the game beyond its traditional base.
Stars of the future! Great to have welcomed the up and coming players of @EskerCeltic from Lucan last night in Richmond Park! They welcomed the teams onto the pitch last night and showed off their skills at half-time! #Supersaints #SaintsInTheCommunity ðŸ"´âšªï¸âš½ï¸ pic.twitter.com/m1nCEOENqd— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) May 19, 2018