The official launch of the SJ.B (St Joseph’s/Bray) Academy took place in the Academy Grounds in Carrickmines tonight.
The attendance included John Delaney (CEO – FAI) and Rudd Dokter (High Performance Director – FAI).
To have the SJ.B partnership structure & new academy supported & endorsed by two of the most important figures in the Football Association of Ireland is fantastic and bodes well for SJ.B Academy into the future.
Academy Director Niall O’Driscoll said that the “Elite Academy will develop kids into adults”.
Under 17 manager Will Clarke said that “the Academy is a pathway from 5-year olds to the Bray first team. The aim is to become the best academy in the country over the next few years”.
John Delaney “the merging of two strong entities in Bray Wanderers and St. Joseph’s Boys into one strong academy will aid player development”.
Rudd Dokter “Clear path way for the growth of underage football”. He also went on to say that the new Under 15 National League will commence in the third week of August with a short season this year.