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1996 Souvenir programme

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History

Park United AFC

HISTORY - The Beginning

Established in 1975, Park United serves the people of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork and surrounding communities.
In its history the club has had remarkable success both on and off the field of play. The club’s facilities in Brigown include 3 grass pitches, an all-weather floodlit training pitch as well as a clubhouse with dressing rooms, showers and meeting room.
The club has regularly won leagues and cups at all age levels throughout its history, leading to a move from Junior to Senior football for its adult men’s team in 2017.
The club currently fields 2 adult men’s teams participating in the Munster Senior League. In addition, there are 9 underage boys teams participating in the Cork Youth Leagues and Cork Schoolboys League as well as 3 underage girls teams playing in the Cork Womens & Schoolgirls Soccer League.
The club places great emphasis on participation and on developing young players and it is particularly proud of its active Academy which has over 100 boys and girls, from the ages of 5 to 10 years old, involved every week. A real measure of the club’s success is that the majority of players in its successful adult teams have come through the Academy and underage structures.

DEVELOPMENT

There has also been significant success off the pitch as well with the club’s dream from its infancy of owning their own pitch and dressing rooms being realised in 1996. This was followed by its AstroTurf pitch facility in 2008 and floodlights added after that continuing to grow the facility.

THE ACADEMY

Park United AFC is built on solid foundations not only in terms of its grounds and complex but also in terms of its players and management structure. During the national school term of September to June they run an academy on Saturday mornings from 11am-12.15pm. Its hugely popular and well attended by well over 100 children (Boys & Girls). The club have grasped the concept that soccer at an early age is about honing kids individual skills and fostering a love for the game.

TEAMS

The club cater for competitive age groups of boys and girls starting from U11 – U16. We field a team in each one of these categories and have 20 children in each panel. This is followed by a youth team which is U18, a junior and senior team playing in Cork AUL.