On Friday afternoon, Thomond Community College and Treaty United officially launched a new partnership between the local secondary school and the senior football representative of the mid-west. The new exciting partnership “aims to become a nursery for the emerging soccer talent in the Limerick area, providing a high standard of facilities, coaching, training equipment and a structured environment that will enable the holistic development of student athletes.”
The partnership will allow Treaty United to use Thomond Community College facilities for their academy training base and the club will aim to secure funding to improve the facilities for the future. Thomond Community College football teams will have access to coaching from various Treaty United coaches and football camps will also take place at the venue as well as primary school soccer leagues. It is the first partnership of its kind involving Treaty United FC.
Speaking at the official launch event Vivienne Hogan, Thomond Community College Principal,
highlighted how this unique partnership hopes to “have a huge impact on the local community by
enhancing sports and sporting facilities in the area and most importantly providing a pathway for
our students to reach their full potential both physically and academically.”
Conn Murray spoke of his delight at the signing of the partnership.
“Treaty academy are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to train in top class facilities with youngsters who are taking their first step in their professional career.” He also stressed that the best thing about coming back to the area is seeing “the immense capacity for partnership to evolve, especially between the Education and Sporting Sector of Limerick & the Midwest”.
Gerry McAnaney, President of the FAI, who was guest of honour at the event, addressed all the
students present reminding them that “the most important thing is to enjoy your sport, the rest will