Academy Registration – St. Brendan’s Park FC
Our academy season runs from March to October each year. The best time to register is March so that children can avail of a full season of coaching. Our academy covers the age groups of under 6 to under 10. The youngest age for new players is age 5.
Parents: please note that all our club coaches and officials are volunteers. The future success of our academy depends on parents continuing to volunteer their time to help us run our football club. We offer full support and encouragement to parents willing to coach. Unfortunately, at times we must refuse new players admission to the club which is a great disappointment to all concerned.
St Brendan’s Park FC wishes to offer as many children as possible an opportunity to play football however to achieve that we need your help. If you can help us as a coach or in another capacity, please let us know.
Please note that no child should be brought to our academy sessions without prior registration. You must contact our academy manager Preston McEvoy for information at email@example.com as individual coaches cannot register players.
We would appreciate it if people would kindly refrain from posting inaccurate information online in relation to our Academy and league teams. If you need information, please check our Facebook page or contact me directly and I can send your query to the relevant club official.
Mike McCannon – PRO
The Park FC academy returned to action on July 28th with club President Christy Leahy on hand as always at the front gate to greet the players.
Our under 6, 7 and 8 groups will continue to train as normal each Saturday at our club grounds Christy Leahy Park.
Our under 9 and under 10 groups will train at Mounthawk Park KDL each Saturday for the next few months from 10:00am to 11:30am due to ongoing pitch maintenance at our club grounds.
Parents are encouraged to check our club Facebook page each week to keep up to date with club news. You should also ensure you are included on text lists so that coaches can notify you of any news or schedule changes. Speak to your coaches if you have any issues.
All academy groups will train from next Saturday 04 August. Each player must bring €2 training fee for each training session.
Finally, anyone seeking information regarding academy membership must contact academy manager Preston McEvoy. We ask people not to walk in on a Saturday morning hoping to join training. Preston can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Brendan’s Park FC will host it’s final Summer Camp for 2018 this coming week beginning Monday July 30th. Our 5 day Camp will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. The camp will be held at the splendid facilities at Mounthawk Park, KDL grounds located just past our own club grounds.
The camp costs just €50 and €20 for each child from the same family. There is also a daily rate of just €10 for those who can’t make the 5 day camp.
Head coach Warren McDonald will be on hand with his team from 9:30am on Monday morning to look after anyone still wanting to register. Our last camp was a huge success which had over 80 children participating so we expect this camp to be another fun football week for the kids.
The Park academy continues this Saturday morning for all groups, 10:00am kick off, please arrive on time. This will be our final session before our July break so come to training before going to the beach!
We will take 3 weeks off and return on July 28th ready for action all the way to Halloween when the academy season ends.
Our summer camps are on the weeks beginning July 16th and July 30th. Registration this Saturday between 10:00am and 11:00am. Numbers are restricted so book early to guarantee your place. € 50 for one week, €80 for 2 weeks which we feel is great value.
We have received a number of recent enquiries regarding academy membership. All enquiries to academy manager Preston McEvoy at email@example.com
We would like to invite interested players boys and girls age 6-13 to try our summer camps and hopefully space opens up at some stage for academy membership and our league teams.
Finally the schoolboy/girls season is starting in September so from u11 upwards no soccer for now other than our camps. Updates on the league season to come later next month. Check our Facebook page for regular club updates.
Enjoy the fine weather this week .
The management of St Brendan’s Park FC has taken the decision to cancel Academy training this Saturday morning. Sadly our club has lost a dear old friend today with the passing of John Dowling (known affectionately as JD). JD played for many years in the early days of our club and spent years as a dedicated coach and team manager.
As his funeral takes place on Saturday morning we have taken the decision to not have football this Saturday morning at our club as a mark of respect for JD and his family.
The full Academy returns to training on Saturday morning June 30th for our final training session before our summer break.
NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!
We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.
The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.
The winner of the competition will receive a personalised shirt with the winning design!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!
Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.
BEST OF LUCK!
Unfortunately this means we have to cancel our u7 session as the astro pitch is unavailable.
Anybody still waiting on kits will be phoned when they are in, and the kit will be dropped to them.
Thanks for choosing the PARK FC and we hope to see ye again next season,
Regards Leon and John.
Our u9’s(2008) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 10am and finish @ 11.15am. Our u8’s (2009) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 11.15am and finish @ 12.30pm.
St Brendans Park FC has hosted Camp Juniors and Fenit Samphires for a series of u9 friendly matches last Saturday at Christy Leahy Park.
We had 6 five a side Teams, Camp had 4 teams and Fenit had 3 teams. Each club contributed to a great football occassion which the children and parents enjoyed. We saw some fantastic matches, great goals and wonderful skills which made for great entertainment.
The boys and girls that played behaved very well, their commitment to their football is a credit to themselves and to their clubs.
Thanks to the officials from Fenit and Camp for coming into Tralee to play, we look forward to meeting again soon.
Also thanks to Leon McEvoy, Padraig McCannon and Pat Griffin for their valuable time which helped coaches Kieran, Preston and Mike greatly.
Our academy was back in full swing this Saturday morning after the summer shutdown. Well done to all the boys and girls who turned out to train!
This weeks academy team of the week:
- Martin McGivergan u10
2. Eoin Murphy u9
4. Adam Prendergast u10
5. Nathan O’Connor u8
3. John Harty u7
6. Dean Courtney u8
8. Oliver Lata u10
10. Jack Daly u8
7. Ben Pierce u7
9. Conor McCannon u6
11. Sean Martin u9