Blessington U9s provide mascots at UCD v Shelbourne game

UCD ask a local team to provide mascots for all their home games. Clubs normally bring two of their own teams but the manager of Belmont thought it would be a good idea to invite another club to join them. Hence the call to U9s. both teams met before the game outside the Belfield Bowl on the UCD campus. All the parents took their seats while the players lined up outside the changing rooms. Belmont walked out hand in hand with UCD while Blessington did the same with the away team Shelbourne. It was a 1st division game with about 400 supporters in attendance. Both Belmont and Blessington got a write-up in the match programme. Everyone watched the first half of the game and at half-time the kids got their big chance to play out on the pitch. We played a 5v5 and a 6v6 simultaneously to ensure everyone played for the limited time we had. They all did great and loved every second of it.


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The latest inspection visit for our Futbol Salou camp in Spain will take place this coming autumn, during the month of October (dates to be announced). The inspection visit is aimed at interested parties such as coaches and parents to view our facilities and amenities on offer at the Futbol Salou camp.

Interested parties for this inspection visit will get to view first-hand both the accommodation at the Cambrils Park and Resort, as well as the training provided to all the participants at the Futbol Salou Camp. Based in Salou, the Futbol Salou Sports Complex is headed by UEFA Pro Licence coach Albert Vinas, formerly of RCD Espanyol and previous tutor of ex FC Barcelona Head Coach Tito Villanova.

As our customers will no doubt now know, DB Sports Tours are experts in the creation and execution of many football team tours and sports trips, designed to maximise the development of Irish youth footballers. Our Futbol Salou camp remains our most popular team tour available, and with good reason.

Headed by the experienced Albert Vinas, the Masterclass sessions provided at the Futbol Salou camp will look to align each candidate’s skills with those of the reigning European Championship winners Spain’s football philosophy, along with the iconic and current La Liga holders FC Barcelona…..