Monday, October 11, 2010
Our Football and
boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 10 years, takes place
every Saturday morning between 10am and 12md. We are having another
registration day next Saturday 16th October in Emmet
Park on Old Connaught Avenue between 10am and 10.30am. Just come
along to Emmet Park next Saturday and check out our Academy
facilities.We will provide coaching for all the boys and girls in a
safe and friendly environment.
The Club Shop will be open Monday 18th October from 6.30 -
7.30pm to facilitate anyone who can not get there Saturday mornings
Look forward to seeing you.
Bray Emmets Academy
Bray Emmets Academy: We are asking parents of all young players
past and present to give back any of their unused helmets back to
the academy. They will be put to good use for all new players
starting in the academy over the next couple of years.
Reminder to all 2002/2003 group that hurling training will
continue in St Cronans at 3.00 every Wednesday, please bring
hurley, helmet and wet gear as training is outdoors and continues
regardless of weather.
Bray Emmets Academy
Bray Emmets Academy caters for the youngest children in the
club, from 5-8 years. The Academy year runs from September to June
to tie in with the school year. Children who have turned five or
who will do so before the end of the calendar year are eligible to
become members of our Academy. The Academy welcomes boys and girls
equally and all children play both Hurling and Gaelic Football. We
will be using the All-Weather Pitch at our Club Grounds in Old
Conna for the entire season.
The emphasis in the first year is on developing the children's
general physical abilities with emphasis on the ABCs (Agility,
Balance, Co-ordination). The following years place more emphasis on
the particular skills of Hurling and Gaelic Football to prepare the
children to take part in the interclub leagues which start at Under
Our priority is always to cater for the physical and
social development of our children in a fun and safe
We have been registering children for the last few weeks on
Saturday mornings and will have a final registration day on
Saturday 9th October.
Registration is Mandatory for all age groups. We
have 3 age groups, Children born in 2003, 2004 and 2005/06. All
three years run their sessions from 10.00 - 12.00. Children are
welcome to register your child during the year. Contact any of the
coaches on a Saturday morning, have a look at what we do and if you
are still interested have a word with one of us when the session is
We get great support from the club, however we depend
essentially on the parents of the Academy to run the Academy. All
parents are expected to help out in some way on Saturday mornings
or in some support role. We are not a 'drop-and-go' service. Most
of us parents have had no prior experience of G.A.A. but we get
stuck in and we learn from our mistakes. The club also organises
workshops to prepare us for training the children.
- Your child has appropriate clothing, footwear and a drink. Hats
and sleeveless jackets are going to be needed soon.
- Your child is on time, it's better for them to get the most out
of the games / skills development and you will appreciate it is
difficult to interrupt an ongoing game with late arrivals.
- Your child has very well tied laces - coaches love Velcro!
There will be no Academy Coaching on the following
- October 23rd & 30th Mid Term
- December 18th & 25th, January
1st & 8th
- February 26th Mid Term Break
- March 19th St. Patrick's Weekend
- April 23rd & 30th Easter
- June 4th June Bank Holiday
- June 25th 2011 will be the last day of Academy
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to
speak to one of the coaches. Thank you