Callan United received the FAI Club Mark One Star award recently following some tremendous work done by the club in recent years.
Their home pitch at the Fair Green is currently under renovation and they now have received the FAI Club Mark One Star award meaning they hold the highest honour of any club in Kilkenny.
Speaking to KCLR’s Sunday Scoreline, Callan United chairman Rob Higton explained the excitement and importance around the award for everyone at the club.
He said: “It’s fantastic. A lot of hard work has been put in by everyone at the club and it’s a huge achievement.
“We’ve moved onto the One Star award which means we are recognised as a developmental club by the FAI.”
He also described how the first division club our now one of the biggest attractions for players across Kilkenny.
“We can offer the facilities that our players need to develop. It’s about putting the best people in place from juvenile right through to our junior team and that is what we have done at the club and that’s why we have moved forward,” said Higton.
One of the key pillars of any club is their underage system. Callan United are no different and the club chairman heaped praise on all the juveniles affiliated with the club.
“There’s a huge amount of talent coming through our underage systems.
“We have juvenile players who are really improving and that is due to the work that has been done over the last four years or so. We’re now reaping the rewards of that work.”
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