Bohs and NDSL to partner in new under-17 league

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Bohemian FC and the North Dublin Schoolboys/Girls League (NDSL) are delighted to announce an agreement that deepens their partnership.

Following the FAI’s recent announcement of the new SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League starting in August, Bohemians and NDSL have agreed that the Bohemian squad for this competition will be recruited mainly from the NDSL Academy team.

This arrangement opens pathways for players in NDSL clubs and leagues also to develop through Bohemians to play at under-19 and senior league levels.

The NDSL Academy team is comprised of players in NDSL clubs who are selected to represent NDSL in inter-league competition.

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Representatives of Bohemians and of NDSL said they were “delighted with the outcome of the talks over the past couple of months”.

“We hope this partnership will continue for many years to come and I am sure both organisations will work tirelessly to ensure the players are well looked after and are successful, ” said NDSL secretary, Tony Gains.

“Bohemian FC is a well-established club with a very proud history and we are delighted to be involved in this new beginning. We hope we will see some of our players play at the highest level in the near future.”

Bohemian FC Youth Director Conor Emerson said he expected both parties to the agreement to reap the benefits.

“This partnership with NDSL strengthens the alternatives for the best young players to going abroad to pursue careers in football.

“It allows them to complete their education in their own communities and families while also playing top-flight football.”

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