Longford Town have announced a club partnership with local schoolboys/girls club Melview FC.
The partnership will see both clubs come together and work closely with each other to help develop the young players for Longford Town.
“It's fantastic to be working with Melview FC” said Denis O'Brien Head of Youth Development at Longford Town.
“Melview has a great history of developing players who have went on to play at the highest level in Ireland, including our own Aodh Dervin”.
“This partnership will only strengthen both club's development in the long run and help keep Longford players in Longford”.
“The partnership between the two Longford Town based clubs will not only be of huge benefit to Melview FC but also for the local community” said John Moran Melview FC chairman.
“Every child who plays for Melview dreams of being the next Aodh Dervin and this partnership will show them a clear pathway to fulfilling those dreams”.
“It’s great to see Melview and Longford providing a link between the two clubs” said Longford Town midfielder Aodh Dervin.
“Obviously Melview means a lot to me having played for them all my childhood and I am forever grateful for what they did for me so I am hoping this is only the start of players coming from Melview and playing for Longford”.