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
Best of luck to our schoolgirl players, who will represent Newport Town AFC at the FAI Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium on Wed, May 11. Newport Town AFC were selected to participate due to the fact that our recent Easter Soccer Sisters Camp was one of the largest and most successful in the country. Last year, Newport Town AFC were the inaugural winners of this event and will be looking to defend their trophy. Can lightning strike twice?
Squad: Abbie Lenihan, Emma Moloney, Skye Sheehy, Sarah Kelly, Mara van Aelst, Amber Deegan, Anita Whelton, Milla Harte, Rachel Carey & Aisling O’Gorman.
Coaches: Gaylord Harvey, Mike Carey & Martine Lenihan.
Girl power was clearly in evidence with 63 girls taking part in our second FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. Lots of fun, smiles and friendship not to mention some excellent football were on display. Well done to all the girls and their coaches and special mention to camp co-ordinator and head coach, Aidan O’Brien for all the hard work put into making this such a fun camp for all the girls. Thanks also to all the committee members and volunteers who ensured that the camp went off without a hitch. Looking forward to next year already! In the meantime, we have the summer camps in July & August to look forward to. NTAFC, the soccer club that never stands still. Click here to see lots of images from the camp.
Online booking is still open and can be done through the below link for our upcoming Soccer Sisters Easter Camp at Derryleigh Park, places are limited so early booking is encouraged. You can also register in person on the first morning at 10am.
The camp is open to girls aged 7-12, and will run on Monday, March 21st & Tuesday, March 22nd from 10am – 2pm on both days.
Cost is now €20 and includes two enjoyable days of football, fun & friendship and an exclusive Soccer Sisters jersey.
Last year’s camp was a huge success and booked out very quickly with over 40 girls taking part. Following on from the camp 10 lucky girls had the opportunity to represent Newport Town AFC and played in the Aviva Stadium in the Soccer Sisters Festival of Football.
You can help ensure NTAFC are back at Aviva Stadium again in 2016, as the first ten clubs to reach 30 online bookings will be picked to participate at the Festival of Football, so get booking now! Places are limited so book now and don’t be disappointed.
Any queries can be directed to Aidan O’Brien on 086-1673320.
Saturday, March 12 2016 (Clarisford Park)
Newport Town AFC U11 girls travelled down to Killaloe on Sat morning to play Lough Derg in the NTSFL. Newport started the match the stronger and scored early in the first half with a cracking free kick from Shauna Pearson who curled the ball into the top corner. Lough Derg rallied and continued to put pressure on the Newport defence who eventually conceded an equalising goal midway through the first half. The match ebbed and flowed and there was very little between the two sides with Newport managing a second goal from Amelia Healy. Continue reading
Saturday, November 21 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Town girls faced neighbours Birdhill this morning in Derryleigh Park in the U11 NTSFL non-competitive League. Newport Town were hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in this division and to continue their run of good form.
This encounter was also unusual in the fact that all the Newport and Birdhill girls play camogie together, but friendships had to be put aside for the duration of the match. Both teams started well and the first half was a very close tight affair. Both sides had chances with Newport going in just ahead at half time. Continue reading
Saturday, October 24 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Town AFC U11 girls team started their 2105/16 season in the North Tipperary League with a win over Knigh Utd. All the 13 girls in the panel played their part when called upon. Our goalie Aoife Kennedy kept a clean sheet was always in control of her area. Our defence of Amelia Healy, Mollie O Hora, Sadbh Lenihan and Eimear Ryan were resolute in keeping Knigh Utd at bay.
Our midfield of Shauna Pearson, Eryn Kennedy, Jane Hurley and Heather O Neill were purposeful in both attack and helping out the defence when called upon.
Our attack of Emily Hurley, Robyn Moloney, Laura Finn and Grainne Power put severe pressure on the Knigh Utd defence and goalkeeper.
The players have improved immensely since last season and are working hard at training with their coaches Micheal Lenihan and John O Hora. This performance should give them confidence to push on for the rest of their matches in the NTSFL U11 League.
Images from the game here
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
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