BOHEMIANS/NDSL PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY

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Bohemian FC and the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League are delighted to announce an official partnership between the two organisations.

Under this new arrangement, Bohemian FC will gain access to the best players in the NDSL to facilitate their transition from youth football to senior football.

Coaching relationships will also be built to ensure players get the best learning experience in a model that complements the football philosophy of the club. This will include coaching sessions conducted by Bohemian FC’s senior coaching staff.

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This partnership is a perfect fit as it is a link between the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League and The Bohemian Football Club, which is the original north Dublin League of Ireland club, having been founded in the Phoenix Park and based locally throughout its 123-year history in north Dublin.

Speaking at the launch event at Dalymount Park, NDSL secretary Tony Gains said: “We believe it’s a good partnership for the North Dublin Schoolboy and Girls League as we now have a complete pathway for our players from 16 to 19 years of age.

“The history and tradition that Bohemian FC have will be a source of tremendous experience for our players, coaches and the league as a whole.”

And Bohemians president Matt Devaney added: “We are delighted to form this partnership with the NDSL. We believe that by having a direct link to the 80+ clubs and 13,000 kids in our catchment area of north Dublin, it will give us an unrivalled advantage in our efforts to grow our youth section and our fanbase. We look forward to working closely with the NDSL to ensure the partnership is maximised to its full potential.”

Bohs manager Aaron Callaghan said: “This is innovative because it gives young players a pathway to the elite level of football in this country. I’m excited by this partnership and the potential for the on-going sharing of ideas. It’s great for all players and coaches.”

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