Since the end of January, the FAI has been running a number of consultation workshops with leagues and clubs in various locations across Ireland regarding the FAI Player Development Plan.
Many people who were in attendance requested a briefing document while the consultation process is ongoing, and this is now available for download on www.fai.ie.
It is important to note that this is not a final document and is being circulated for information purposes only at this juncture in the consultation process.
It is designed to help clubs, teams and coaches understand what the recommendations entail while consultation continues with the leagues.
The document will help guide coaches, clubs, parents and others involved in the development of our young players to understand how the game will change at the different levels and how our young players will all reap the benefits of our actions.
I would recommend everyone involved in football to look at the document to get further information on the development plan and how it will help improve the players involved in the game in Galway.