Congratulations to our Schoolgirl player, Aoife Mellerick, who has been selected to attend the U15 FAI Centre of Excellence. This is a great achievement for Aoife and a reflection of her talent and hard work as well as the support & encouragement from her coaches (NTAFC John O’Hora & Trish Kennedy and NTSFL Brian Brooks) and team-mates along the way.
The Centres of Excellence Programme is the first step on the Elite Player Pathway for girls. The aim of this programme is to further raise the technical ability of elite players through the provision of further training and lifestyle development at regional level which will ultimately prepare them for the next step, International Football.
The Centres of Excellence take place in eight regions nationwide with each centre staffed by local FAI Football Development Officers, who follow a coaching syllabus as set out by the FAI High Performance Director.