Sligo Rovers have announced a new partnership with Westport United F.C.
There has been strong links between the two clubs in recent years with Cillian Heaney and Conor Walsh, both former Westport United players progressing through Rovers’ underage structures and on to the First Team squad.
Many supporters from Westport and the surrounding areas are frequent attendees at The Showgrounds and away fixtures.
Speaking about the partnership, Sligo Rovers Head of Academy Conor O’Grady told the club’s website: ‘’We are delighted to partner with Westport United. We have been working together for many years now and it’s good to have something official in place that will help both parties.”
Stephen Duffy, Chairman of Westport United is excited about what the future holds: “We have worked closely and successfully over the past few years which has seen many of our youth players advance to the next level of football in the country with the Bit O’ Red. Sligo Rovers are a major player in Irish football.”
The agreement will also see the clubs play in a friendly match each season as well as the possibility of hosting Sligo Rovers led coaching camps throughout the year.
Westport United players and personnel will also be guests of the club at Sligo Rovers Senior Men’s and Women’s games later this season.