Wexford FC launch new Transition Year programme in partnership with Presentation Wexford


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Wexford FC and Presentation Secondary School, Wexford have launched a ‘first of its kind’ Transition Year Programme for girls, with the support of the FAI and Wexford County Council. 

The TY Football Programme will offer a balance between player development, academic attainment and a holistic school based experience, in line with the recently announced FAI Football Pathways Plan. 

The club will also deliver a TY course for boys based at Ferrycarrig Park with the support of a number of boys’ schools across the region. 

“I’m proud to partner with Presentation Secondary School, Wexford and the FAI to launch the Transition Year Football programme for girls in the region, as well as announcing our privately run boys course,” Wexford FC CEO Tony Doyle.

“This collaboration symbolises our dedication to community engagement and youth development. By integrating academia with football, we aim to empower students with valuable skills both on and off the pitch. 

“I’d like to thank the FAI, Wexford County Council and the other supporting bodies for their work in getting to this point.”

League of Ireland Academy Director Will Clarke added: “On behalf of the League of Ireland, we are delighted to see this partnership between Wexford FC and Presentation Secondary School, Wexford come to life. 

“This Transition Year Programme will help further the development of girls football in the South East of the country. The combination of football and education is a key component of our FAI Football Pathways Plan and will play a pivotal role in the future success of Irish football.

“There has been fantastic work done by Wexford FC at all levels of the League of Ireland in recent years – on both the men’s and women’s side – and this programme aims to provide a holistic approach to player development. 

“We hope that this can inspire more League of Ireland clubs to explore similar partnerships in their local areas.”

To register your interest in enrolling in this course for the 2024/2025 year, you can do so via the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/83THX94LBi?embed=true