Over 400 children have made their Cork City FC debuts after round 2 of the Clonakilty School’s ‘Take Pride in your Jersey’ competition.
The children, their teachers and their parents have all attended Cork City FC matches, many for the first time, having had a nominated winner from their classes. The club received over 1,000 entries which saw kids design their own unique Cork City FC and Clonakilty Food Company jersey.
Over the past four months, children from the winning schools all around Cork have had visits from Cork City FC players who have chatted to them about all the things that help towards becoming an elite football player. The kids also received delicious treats supplied by Clonakilty Food Company.
The players have really enjoyed getting out and meeting the younger generation of Cork City fans. The players, as well as Corky the Cheetah, is looking forward to seeing all of these young fans in Turner’s Cross in the near future.
Cork City striker, Josh O’Hanlon visited Darrara National School and said it was an experience he really enjoyed. “It’s brilliant for all of us to get out to the schools. As players, it’s great for us to meet the new generation of Cork City fans. I can wait to see them all down in Turner’s Cross over the summer months.”
Steven Beattie travelled to Scoil Naoimh Muire, Farran, said, “It was great to get and meet all the kids. The training session we did was great craic and it was good to get out and meet the Cork City stars of the future.”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Clonakilty Black Pudding for their continued support of this fantastic competition.