SJ.B Academy was founded in 2017. The Academy is the fruition of a long standing and extremely successful footballl partnership between St. Joseph’s Boys AFC and Bray Wanderers FC. (SJ.B Academy full form: St. Joseph’s / Bray Academy)
The Academy was officially formed in 2017, in preperation for our combined entry into the newly formed SSE Airtricity underage leagues. The SJ.B Academy will field three teams at U19, U17 and U15 in the League of Ireland underage structure in 2018 season.
The combined representation of a successful schoolboy club and a successful League of Ireland club firmly cements a relationship that has existed between these two stalwarts of Irish soccer for over fifteen years. The blueprint for his particular relationship has been officially recognised by the FAI at the recent National League Executive Committee (NLEC) meeting, as the preferred development structure for schoolboy and senior football going forward.
Th SJ.B Academy structure is unique and will further enhance the already well-established coaching set up and player pathway programme that has existed at St. Josephs Boys since its foundation. SJ.B Academy gives a separate, clear identity for the players and management to work with, yet retains the values, traditions and ethos of both clubs.
Pictured are the SJ.B Academy Managers for the 2018 season: Gavin Teehan (under 15), Bernard Byrne (under 17) and Tom O’Connor (under 19).