DCU Sports Academy gets back­ing from Bank of Ire­land

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

DUBLIN City Univer­sity and Bank of Ire­land are strength­en­ing their win­ning part­ner­ship with con­fir­ma­tion that Bank of Ire­land will con­tinue its sup­port of the DCU Sports Academy. The agree­ment, which now ex­tends to 2020, will en­able DCU Sports Academy to con­tinue to sup­port male and fe­male elite ath­letes from track and field and in­ter-county GAA play­ers (male and fe­male) to reach their op­ti­mum per­for­mance lev­els and com­bine their stud­ies ef­fec­tively.

Since it was es­tab­lished in 2006 with the back­ing of Bank Ire­land, DCU Sports Academy has pro­vided ath­lete sup­port pro­grammes that in­clude strength and con­di­tion­ing, nu­tri­tion, sports per­for­mance de­vel­op­ment and aca­demic guid­ance and ca­reer ad­vice.

To­day, the Academy as­sists 210 ath­letes and it is an­tic­i­pated that the num­ber of ath­letes will grow by a fur­ther 50% over the next five years.

Pres­i­dent of DCU, Pro­fes­sor Brian MacCraith said: ‘ The sup­port of Bank of Ire­land for the DCU Sports Academy has been vi­tal in en­sur­ing that we can pro­vide the best pos­si­ble pro­grammes to help our stu­dents com­bine their stud­ies and the de­mands of their cho­sen sport in a pos­i­tive, healthy and en­rich­ing man­ner.

The Academy has grown sig­nif­i­cantly since it first opened in 2006 with 30 GAA play­ers to now as­sist 210 stu­dents, in­clud­ing track and field ath­letes and fe­male in­ter-county foot­ballers. We are de­lighted that BOI are con­tin­u­ing this part­ner­ship and look for­ward to work­ing with them in the com­ing years.’

Pic­tured at the an­nounce­ment that Bank of Ire­land have ex­tended their sup­port for DCU Sports Academy up to 2020 were (l-r) Nathalie Walker, CEO DCU Ed­u­ca­tional Trust, Liam McLough­lin, Head of Re­tail Ser­vices, Bank of Ire­land, Cather­ine McManus, DCU Ath­let­ics, Ash­town, Leah Caf­frey, DCU GAA, Na Fianna

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