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New Youth Training Academy Launched

Athlone Town AFC is proud to announce the expansion of its Youth Academy, introducing a comprehensive training and competition program for young football enthusiasts aged 6 to 14 years, set to commence in the coming weeks.

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy is a ground-breaking initiative designed to nurture the future stars of the beautiful game, providing a platform for young talents to develop their skills, technique, and tactical prowess while fostering a deep passion for football.

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy comprises two distinct programs tailored to the specific needs and age groups of young players:

  • The Junior Academy – Catering to players aged 6 to 10, this program lays the foundation for budding football stars, instilling essential skills and techniques from an early age.
  • The Pre-Academy – Aimed at players aged 11 to 14, this program offers a more advanced training curriculum to refine their abilities and prepare them for the challenges of competitive football.

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Aspiring players can choose between full-time and part-time options to accommodate their schedules and ambitions:

  • Full-time – The Club Teams program, spanning 10 months, immerses players in a dedicated football environment, providing extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Part-time – The Clinics and Camps program, running for 1 month, offers players the flexibility to enhance their skills during specific periods of the year.

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The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy distinguishes itself with a comprehensive set of features:

  • Technical Training: A focus on skill, creativity, and technique enhancement.
  • Tactical Training: Spatial awareness and game intelligence development.
  • Speed, Strength, and Agility Training: Targeting quickness, reaction abilities, and injury prevention.
  • Professional Coaching: Expert coaches and mentors dedicated to guiding player development.
  • Holistic Approach: Emphasis on life skills such as respect, discipline, teamwork, commitment, and hard work.
  • Competitive Opportunities: Participation in regional leagues, as well as national and international tournaments.
  • Limited Class Sizes: To ensure personalized attention and coaching excellence, each class accommodates a maximum of 30 players.

The Athlone Town Stadium Complex, situated in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, will serve as the vibrant hub for this innovative academy, providing world-class facilities and a conducive learning environment.

To signify your interest in embarking on a path towards footballing excellence, click here. If you have any queries, please contact us at

Powered by Valeo Futbol, the Athlone Town AFC Training Academy represents a significant milestone in the development of young football talent in the Midlands and beyond. We look forward to nurturing the next generation of football stars and shaping a brighter future for the beautiful game.