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Ireland West Airport Knock - Proud to Support Potential Football Heroes of the Future for the second year running!

Ireland West Airport Knock is delighted to announce that for the second consecutive year the Airport will be the official sponsor of the Sligo Rovers FC Summer Soccer Camps. The Summer Camps commenced on June 20th under the supervision of qualified coaches and members of the Sligo Rovers first team squad. The Camps, which are being held up until August 21st 2009 aim to improve the soccer skills of children aged between 6 to 15 years and is open to both boys and girls within this age bracket.  

Commenting on the sponsorship, Donal Healy, Marketing Executive, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “Ireland West Airport Knock are delighted once again to be the official sponsor of the Sligo Rovers Summer Camps. Following the huge success of the camps held in 2008 we were delighted once again to be associated with this initiative.  This is a great social and sporting initiative for children and parents to become involved with.  Participants will be able to improve their soccer skills under the expert guidance of the Sligo Rovers team as well as have some great fun doing so. 

Ireland West Airport Knock is delighted to partner with Sligo Rovers Football Club who for the first time in13 years recently participated in the UEFA Cup where they were unlucky to lose by the odd goal to Vllaznia from Albania .  We are also delighted to be contributing to this local community initiative in the North West region. Who knows! - We might see future soccer stars from these camps travel on our UK flights to play for the top clubs in  London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool!”

Welcoming the renewed partnership with Ireland West Airport Knock, Keith O'Dwyer, Club Promotions Officer, Sligo Rovers FC said: “We are delighted to once again have Ireland West Airport back on board as our official Soccer Camp sponsor. Thanks to the support of Ireland West Airport we have been able to increase the number of camps to eight, up from four last year. We have six camps in the Showgrounds and one girls camp along with one camp in Charlestown. We’ll be hoping that many of the boys and girls who attend these camps will in years to come to represent Sligo Rovers. And who know one day they could be flying off from Ireland West Knock to represent Sligo Rovers in Europe.!”

The camps have being running since June 2009 and the response to date has been fantastic so early bookings is advised for the remainder of the camps as they are booking very quickly.  Each Summer Camp will be held over a five day period from 10:30am to 15:30 pm each day on the following dates for the remainder of the summer.

1. August 10th  - 14th
2. August 17th – 21st 

These camps are open to boys and girl aged 5 - 15.  There will also be a special camp for girls only which will be run in August, further details to be announced in due course.

The cost for the camps is €50 per child, €90 for two children from one family and €120 for three children from one family.  Every participant will receive a special limited edition Sligo Rovers jersey.  Application forms can be downloaded from or be got from the office in the Showgrounds, (071) 9171212.