Soccer coaching courses announced for Kilkenny

Trevor Spillane

Reporter:

Trevor Spillane

The following FAI coaching courses will be held in Kilkenny over the coming months

The following FAI coaching courses will be held in Kilkenny over the coming months

A Kick Start One (eight contact hours) will be held at United Park, Thomastown, on Thursday, May 15 and May 22.

A second Kick Start One course will be held in Derdimus, on Wednesday, August 13 and August 20.

The courses, which cost €45, will run from 6 to 10pm each night.

A Kick Start Two course (17 contact hours) will run for four nights at Derdimus on September 4, 11, 18 and 25. The course will be held from 6 to 10pm each night and costs €75.

A senior introductory coaching course will be held at United Park, Thomastown, on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. The course runs from 10am to 5pm each day and costs €75.

A goalkeeping introductory course will be held at Evergreen Park (Kells Road) on Sunday, May 25 from 10am to 5pm. The course fee is €45.

A strength & conditioning workshop will be held in Derdimus on Tuesday, August 26. The course runs from 6 to 9pm and costs €25.

A 4v4 games workshop will be held in Derdimus on Sunday, September 14. The course runs from 10am to 1pm and costs €25. A 7v7 games workshop will be held that afternoon in Derdimus (September 14) from 2 to 5pm. Course fee is €25.

Further details on all courses are available from www.fai.ie/coached. Bookings are only taken online. People will not be allowed to walk on to a course on the day.

REFEREES

The FAI will hold a Referee Beginners Course in Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, this weekend (January 18 and 19).

All referee beginners courses are open to anyone over 16 years of age and are not restricted to people from the region in which they are held. Upon completion of this course an individual will be a fully qualified and registered FAI referee.

Further information is available from Eamon Lynch, tel 086-3322306 or e-mail referees@fai.ie