An information day on soccer scholarships will be held in Kilkenny this Saturday.
The event, which will be held at Evergreen Park at 2.30pm, has been designed to give young players the opportunity to learn more about life as a scholarship athlete at an American University and to hear from former scholarship athletes about their experiences playing and studying in the United States.
The event has been organised by PASS4Soccer, who assist numerous students to find soccer scholarships in the USA annually. Similar level scholarships are not available in Ireland and the UK. Students placed in American universities and colleges by PASS4Soccer have earned well over $40,000,000 worth of education through introductions to scholarship programmes. The scholarships can cover up to 100% of the cost for tuition fees, accommodation and food.
Former Thomastown United player Rory Monks, who helped Grennan College to National Cup glory last season, is now attending Francis Marion University in South Carolina. Glenn Holmes, who attended Kilkenny College, is playing at East Tennessee State University in Tennessee. Both players attended P4S Scholarship Events in Kilkenny and used The P4S service to attain a Soccer Scholarship in America.
The information day will give interested players the opportunity to meet PASS4Soccer staff and scouts and ask any questions about the process involved in securing a scholarship deal to an American university.
Interested players should register online at www.P4Sie.com or contact Stephen Murray, tel 087-9312416. Applicants who participate in the Assessment Event must be aged 16 – 22 years old.