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.
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.
The first game was against Mungret, where Newport won well winning 3-1. A brilliant performance from Adam Power saw him scoring 2 goals with David Whelton adding the other.
The next match against Summerville was disappointing as we went down 4-1 with all four goals against us coming in the second half when we were playing against a very strong wind. Conor Molamphy, who played well in all matches, scored our only goal.
In the last game we lined up against Regional United where we took advantage of the wind to take a 2 goal lead into half time with our star forward Adam Power again getting on the score sheet and Conor Molamphy scoring a great goal direct from a corner kick. The second half against the wind saw us losing 2 early goals but all the lads dug deep to hold on for the draw with great performances from our defenders Evan Moran and Conor O’Brien and also special mention to our keeper James Delahunty who made some great saves to keep us in the match.
This will be our last match of the season and all the lads should be proud of their performance in this blitz and the progress that they have all made this season.
NTAFC U9s Blitz’s
Saturday, May 16 (Carew Park & Shelbourne Park)
Blitz (1) Carew Park(host club), Caherdavin & Shannon Town.
Blitz (2) Shelbourne(host club), Ballynanty, Janesboro & Mungret. Continue reading
Saturday, March 28 (Derryleigh Park)
Our second under 9 squad enjoyed their first outdoor blitz of the season, when they welcomed Bridge Celtic, Aisling Annacotty & Limerick FC to Derryleigh Park.
Unfortunately, the weather conditions were very bad with a very strong wind. The first match was against Bridge Celtic. Newport played against the wind in the first half. We had a slow start to the game and by half time we were 4 nil down. But the second half was a different game. Newport scored 4 goals within 10 mins, a fantastic turn around. Goals scored by David O’Brien (2) and Damien O’Brien (2). Final score 4 all. The Newport team played fantastic and made a brilliant come back. Continue reading
Saturday, March 28 (Shelbourne Park)
This season, due to the big numbers, we have two under 9 squads. On Saturday morning, half of the Part of the Newport U-9 squad travelled to Shelbourne Park to take on teams from Shelbourne, Mungret and Aisling Annacotty in what was their first ever blitz.
The lads had a tough time of it but they stuck to the task and kept fighting right to the end and will have gained valuable experience for the future.