Galway Simon Community unveils sharp new football kit

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L – R: Jason Craughwell (Galway Sports Partnership), John Dodd, Cllr. Clodagh Higgins, Mayor of Galway, Pat Mongan, Robert Johnson (Ambassador for Galway United), Emer Flatley (FAI). Photo: Aengus McMahon

Galway Simon Community has unveiled a brand new football kit which will allow the charity to take on other teams in one-off matches.

Galway Simon has been holding training sessions at Westside Astroturf Pitch every Wednesday for its volunteers, clients and staff, giving those involved an opportunity to stay active.

Launched by Mayor of Galway, Clodagh Higgins, the new blue and yellow kit was supported by Galway City Council in conjunction with Galway Sports Partnership.

Back Row L – R: Jason Craughwell (Galway Sports Partnership), Ollie Taheny, John Dodd, Dami Popoola, Kathleen Donoghue, Conor O’Keeffe (Galway United), Cllr. Clodagh Higgins, Mayor of Galway, Robert Johnson (Ambassador for Galway United), Jodi O’Donnell, Eva Janssens, Emer Flatley (FAI), Mary Glynn. Front Row L-R: Billy Owens, Martin O’Brien, Pat Mongan, Rachel Leonard, Raquel Tejero Martinez, Siobhán Kavanagh. Photo: Aengus McMahon

Other important supporters of the training sessions include Emer Flatley, FAI/Galway City Council Football Development Officer, Corrib Rangers FC and Galway United FC.

A representative for Galway Simon thanked Galway United which has been facilitating the training sessions.

“For our clients, football offers an opportunity for them to build their confidence, communication skills and team working skills, as well as have fun and work on their fitness,” they said.

“Through the application of these skills, our clients seek to explore and engage with volunteering/employment opportunities.”

Jason Craughwell of Galway Sports Partnership added that they are delighted to play a role in this initiative as it gives the participants the opportunity to get involved in physical activity.

“Hopefully they will have the opportunity to go on and play with one of the local teams in time.”

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