StartJOIN Soccer Academy



by David Scully

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The benefits of playing sports at a young age are endless. It builds character, physical wellbeing and it's a fun way to make new friends.

My name is Dave Scully and I'm a professional soccer player from Dublin. Having grown up in the north inner city, sport has played a huge roll in my life by keeping me off the streets and out of trouble. Many of my classmates fell in with the wrong crowd, some got involved in petty crime while others fell victim to persuasive drug dealers with a few of them even progressing to heroine. I was lucky enough to have been taken under the wing of my schoolboy soccer coach and thanks to some enormous sacrifices made by my family I was signed by Carlisle UTD as a teen until injury cut my English league career short. After a few years of rehabilitation I was able to begin playing soccer again but never to the same level. I'm currently playing with Bray Wanderers in the League of Ireland.

A few years back I became a UEFA accredited coach and immediately began running a soccer camp for children from my home area with the intention of developing their soccer skills, teaching them about community spirit, giving them a friendly ear to listen to them and to keep them fit and active. Our last camp at Easter attracted over fifty children from the locality and in the following weeks I received many calls from happy parents asking about running a summer camp to break up the long summer holidays.

My goal with this project is to raise enough money to be able to gift to the children a StartJOIN Soccer Academy branded tracksuit, kitbag and some other goodies(shin guards, socks, shorts etc. depending on how much we can raise) I would also like to set up some fun activities on the last couple of days of the camp where we could have a bouncing castle and some treats. I'm open to all feedback and I'm more than happy to answer any questions which you may have.

Seeking Talent

This project is looking for the following skills and talent, to help with their project.

If you think you have what it takes and are interested in getting involved, please first make a contribution and then you will be able to send them a private message here

Talent Skills required
Designer I Need Someone To Help Me To Design The Football Kit In The Start Join Colours That I Will Be Given The Kids At The End Of The Soccer Camp