Last Sunday we held our annual soccer marathon which was followed by our end of season awards. A big crowd came through our new gates and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon with plenty of fun had among coaches and players in all games and cross bar challenges. We finished with our player of the year awards for season 2022 /2023. A big thanks to everyone that helped set up for the day, Wild Willow Coffee Trailer for pitching up for the day and our two chefs Adam Cunningham and Mark Quinn for running the BBQ. Thanks must go to Mondo’s Takeaway for sponsoring our crossbar challenge prizes. Final thanks goes to everyone that sponsored our Soccer Marathon, it was very much appreciated.
The weather may have stopped all schoolboys fixtures today but not our u8 and u9 boys.
Carrick United were hosts this morning for a bundle of games with plenty goals, saves, tackles, a few tears and plenty smiles afterwards.
Massive thanks to Keith, Philip and all Carrick coaches and also our own coaching team. 👏👏👏
Congratulations to our most recent academy player of the week winners, Damien S, Tyler O’B, Luke J and Callum N. Thanks as always to Blanchfields Centra for their kind sponsorship of these awards.
Our academy boys and girls moved under the lights in Suir Crescent for this week and continue to show great improvements.
We would not be able to accommodate our 60-70 kids weekly without the dedication of our academy coaches who help nurture our young players. 👏👏👏👏👏 To all our coaches, young and not so young.
Emily Blackmore was in top form this evening and continues her excellent record this season after bagging four goals for Waterford u16s against South Tipperary this evening in the SETU Arena.
👏 Well done to Ella Brennan and Aoibhe Rees also for their continued involvement in this squad.
Congratulations to last week’s academy player of the week winners, Walid A and Ryan O’H
The League of Ireland Academy programme was launched today and officially kicks off on Saturday, with local man Daniel Ponce de Leon taking part given he recently signed from Mooncoin Celtic to the Waterford FC U14 academy.
We will be watching out for Daniel in the next few weeks and months, as he gets to play Bohemians of Dublin, Wexford FC, Shamrock Rovers, Cork and many other national teams across the county.
We wish him and his team the very best of luck in the new 2023 LOI Academy season.
Well done to our two players of the week in our academy, Cormac M and Noah T.
Thanks as always to Blanchfields Centra for their kind sponsorship of our weekly academy awards.
We had a very special guest this morning at academy in Suir Crescent to meet the big and small kids alike.
Weather was superb for it after a bitterly cold week. Santa even arrived early for a kick about with two lucky boys.