Monday, April 13, 2020

YOUNG soccer players around Carlow have been getting itchy feet over the past couple of weeks due to the cancellation of games. However, the FAI is attempting to address that with the launch this week of their new FAI Homeskills programme.

Produced in association with the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland and FAI Schools, the programme will offer coaching tips for young players and the first week of tips is hosted by new Ireland assistant coach Keith Andrews.

Women’s football development officer Pearl Slattery conducts the daily online coaching session with a series of tips coordinated by FAI Development Officers.

The series will run daily from Monday to Friday at 11am, with FAI prizes awarded to the best online videos posted by participants.

Niall Quinn: ‘keep young players involved’

“It’s very important that we offer our young players something to keep them involved with football during this lockdown and FAI Homeskills is the perfect vehicle,” said Interim FAI Deputy CEO Niall Quinn. “I encourage all players, parents, clubs and stakeholders to get involved.

“Irish football will be back on the pitch someday soon but in the meantime this is a great opportunity for young players to work on their skills with FAI coaches.”

FAI Homeskills is available on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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