HOPE Through Football camps return this weekend to Sport Ireland Campus in a continued collaboration between AFI, the HOPE Through Football initiative and #ShareTheKnowledgeUK. The partnership has brought both online and in-person clinics to the Irish American football community, delivered by worldwide experts like European and college football coaches, former NFL players and NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson.
This weekend sees 2 fantastic one-day camps take place in Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin. On Saturday 23rd from 9:30-5pm, the future of the Irish American football scene will be coached by former NFL coaches and current, highly experienced coaches from the UK and Ireland the basics of the sport, and is ideal for current Youth football players and interested 15-18yr olds who have always thought about playing American football. This clinic costs just €10, and includes a packed lunch and event t-shirt. Athletes are asked to bring moulded stud football boots, with on-field drills taking place at the Sport Ireland Campus indoor arena. Tickets can be purchased at this link.
Sunday 24th from 11-3 sees 2 NFL veterans take American Football Ireland coaches and football enthusiasts into the classroom. Former NFL Defensive Coordinator Chuck Bresnahan will deliver content to those looking to up their game on the defensive side of the ball, while Former NFL WR and Pro Scout Quinton Smith will dive into details on how to improve offensive efficiency, among other topics. This clinic is free to all. Parking for this event will be next to FAI HQ at Sport Ireland Campus. Places must be reserved through this link.
This weekend boasts fantastic opportunities for football coaches, players and fans alike to truly develop their football IQ and learn from the best the game has to offer. Make sure to get your tickets for each event through the links above!