The countdown is nearly over to the first of this summer’s Newport Town AFC / FAI Summer Soccer Schools, which starts on Monday, July 4, with just a few places remaining at www.summersoccerschools.ie
All the playing kits & backpacks have been delivered. 140+ footballs have been pumped. The pitches are in perfect condition. The dressing rooms are ready. The FAI coaches are all set to go. Now we just await the arrival of 140+ excited kids on Monday morning.
Just a few pointers for the week.
* The Camp runs from 10.30am to 3pm from Monday to Friday.
* All kids should bring a healthy packed lunch with plenty of water.
* As the car park is going to be very busy, please co-operate with the stewards when dropping and collecting children in Derryleigh Park.
* The camp is almost fully booked, therefore we can’t guarantee a place for a child that arrives on Monday morning unless they have pre-booked online.
* Lastly, fun, football & friendship is guaranteed and we hope everyone has a great week.
List of items to bring to camp.
* Your booking confirmation (first morning only)
* Full official Sports World FAI Summer Soccer Schools kit, ball, and backpack (you will get this on the first day, so don’t forget it afterwards!)
* Shin guards
* Football boots and runners
* Rain jacket (just in case)
* Sun screen (we ae optimistic)
* Name tag for your bag
* Any medication you may need
U9 v Aisling Annacotty
Saturday, April 2 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U9’s played their first small sided game today in Newport against Aishling Annacotty. Newport had 2 teams with a squad of 11 players and each Newport team played both Aisling Annacotty teams. The small sided games are a new format being implemented by the FAI and matches are 5v5 format with each player getting a chance to play outfield and in goals.
There was some great defending by Brian McCabe and Liam Coffey made some great saves in goals and some great passes up front. Our goal scorers on the day were Cillian Collins, Cathal McNamara, Sean Wrynn, Evan Freeman, Dara McGrath, Luke Fitzgerald, Abagail Hickey, Jack Hayes and Benjamin Morgan.
All players displayed some great passing skills and played well as a team and most importantly enjoyed themselves. Well done to all who played and thanks to the parents for their support.
Santa Claus took time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to pay a visit to our Newport Nippers last Friday evening. He was overheard telling one of his elves that all the Newport boys & girls are on the nice list. Photos of the big man’s visit can be viewed here.
Saturday, November 8 (Galvone)
Our U9 team played their first Futsal blitz of the season today in Galvone. FUTSAL is the fastest growing sector in world football. The name derives from the Spanish and Portuguese phrases for indoor soccer – Futbol Sala and Futebol de Salao. It is a small sided game most strongly associated with Brazil, Spain and Portugal, but it is growing in popularity here in Ireland. Futsal promotes skill, composure and quick-thinking and it is great fun too! Continue reading
Below are links to some informative short videos that will give coaches, players and parents a very good visual display of the new FAI Player Development Plans for the younger age groups from under 6 to under 12. Everyone involved with under age teams should take a look and familiarise themselves with the changes.
4V4 for U6 & U7 5V5 for U8 & U9 7V7 for U10 & U11 9V9 for U12
As part of the new FAI Player Development Plan, there are no match scores or league tables being recorded for non-competitive games (U11 and under). These games are all about player development and allowing the young players express themselves on the football pitch without being concerned about scorelines and league positions. Other clubs, may show results etc. but as a club, Newport Town AFC will not be displaying any results etc. on our Facebook page or club website.
A link to the FAI’s Player Development Plan is here.
Newport Town A.F.C. will hold its registration night next Monday 17th from 4pm to 8pm in Derryleigh Park. Registration fees for this year are €60 for the first child and €40 thereafter. All the coaches are looking forward to the 2015/16 season.
Regards, NTAFC Committee
In Season 2015/2016, Newport Town AFC will be fielding the following schoolboy/schoolgirl teams. The teams are listed showing the respective years of birth for players.
Under 17 (1999)
Under 16 (2000 & 2001)
Under 13 (2003)
Under 12 (2004)
Under 11 (2005)
Under 10 (2006)
Under 13 (2003 & 2004)
Under 11 (2005 & 2006)
Under 9 (2007)
Under 8 (2008)
Under 7 (2009 & 2010) Continue reading
What a great week! 5 days, 150 kids, 10 coaches, 2 helpers, 1 astro-turf pitch, 2 grass pitches, 100’s of goals, 1,000’s of smiles and countless hours of fun. All good things must come to an end and so it was this afternoon when all of the children received their certificates for their participation in the Newport Town AFC FAI Summer Soccer School.
The club was delighted to host its second summer camp and we hope that every boy & girl who took part had a great time and made lots of new friends.
The camp doesn’t just happen by accident and there are lots of people to thank. Firstly, the coaches who made the camp such a special & fun place from the first minute to the last. Thanks guys, you were all simply amazing. Continue reading
UPDATE: The camp is now fully booked. We now look forward to welcoming 150 children to Derryleigh Park on Monday, July 6 for a week of football, fun & friendship.
Following last year’s hugely successful summer camp, NTAFC is delighted to inform you that we will once again be hosting an official FAI Summer Soccer School in Derryleigh Park from July 6 to 10 incl.
Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment as our camp was fully booked last year. Booking is now open and can be made by clicking here Continue reading