Vale Wanderers and Wexford FC will work together to implement a player development pathway at the Leighlinbridge based club.
The pathway will foster a strong link between both clubs in an effort to grant access for Vale Wanderers players to Wexford F.C.’s National League squads and their senior SSE Airtricity League squad.
The aim is also to ensure top class coaching and administrative standards at Vale.
In a statement, the club Chairman Chris Collins expressed his delight at the news:
“Today as Chairman, I am delighted to announce, on behalf of Vale Wanderers, that this partnership is now in place. Our club has already forged strong links with Wexford FC, with a number of our former players now playing at National League level with Wexford.
“We believe that this gives young players a realistic & managed pathway from grassroutes soccer within our club & leagues to play at the very highest levels of our game. We believe that this collaborative approach will be of mutual benefit to both clubs going forward, but will be of greatest benefit to our current & future players. We wish Wexford FC well for the season ahead & look forward to a long & fruitful partnership”, he said.
Barry Devereux is Club Secretary of Wexford FC and added:
“Wexford FC are delighted to begin a strategic partnership with Vale Wanderers FC. Our club has such strong links with Carlow. Our Senior Men and Women’s squads train in Carlow I.T every week and we already have a number of former Vale Wanderers players in our National Underage squads.
“It really proves that with hard work and dedication there are pathways available for young players to progress and we hope that this link between Wexford FC and Vale Wanderers, some more doors will open for talented young players in Carlow.”
The partnership will be officially launched on Monday 15th May 2017 when Wexford F.C. will visit The Superbowl at 6:30PM and all players, parents, supporters and friends are urged to attend.