Bohemians FC have become the third team in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland to confirm they will take part in fledgeling Amputee League set to get underway in the coming weeks.
Cork City and Shamrock Rovers are also on board with the initiative which has been driven through the FAI’s Football For All programme supported by Tetrarch Hospitality.
“We are delighted, this is the next step for amputee football,” said FAI Football For All Development Officer Nick Harrison who is also the manager of the Irish Amputee team.
“This league that has been created now with Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Cork City means that players can now train locally, regularly, and there’ll be matches and competition opportunities for the players.”
“They were the three teams who reacted positively and said yes straight away but we are at the very, very early stages so the plans are to approach two or three more teams next season.”
What a great initiative.
🎥 Another huge step forward in 🇮🇪 football earlier today as @bfcdublin launched their amputee team at Dalymount Park!
💬 “Football for all is so important. People go through bad things but when you’re playing, you leave all that behind you…”
— SSEAirtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) January 9, 2018