Home Farm reveal link up with Italian giants Genoa

by Aaron Dunne
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HOME FARM have announced a new partnership with Serie A club Genoa CFC.

Home Farm FC confirmed that the collaboration is for an initial three-year period and that it will involve access to Genoa CFC coaching methods as well as fitness, psychology, nutrition and analysis, along with technical and tactical aspects.

Home Farm FC chairman Eamonn Mahon welcomed the link to the long established professional club Genoa CFC and the envisaged exchange programmes said : “This is a standout day in the history of Home Farm Football Club and I extend a warm Irish hello and welcome to all our new friends in Genoa.

“We recognise Genoa CFC’s  illustrious history and their contribution to the game in Italy, Europe and further afield and we look forward to establishing deep and lasting friendship in the coming years.”

He added: “The partnership with Genoa CFC is an ambitious, progressive development and we now have a recognised pathway for our players to benefit in a meaningful way that will genuinely enhance their playing careers.

“ We also anticipate similar benefits for the club’s own coaching staff. The professional expertise of the Serie A giants and enriching development of our most talented players, I believe, makes Home Farm a more than attractive club for our underage players to showcase their talents and those with the ambition and ability will be afforded every support by the club to help make those dreams come to fruition.”

“We welcome Genoa CFC as sporting partners and I believe that our own illustrious history will also offer much to Genoa CFC in how we have developed as a standout footballing nursery on these shores where so many of our young starlets have gone on to enjoy stellar careers across the channel as well as representing the Republic of Ireland.”

“ I would like to place on record my own personal gratitude to our own Director of Coaching Pat

Cleary for the vision and expertise that he has brought to this project and indeed to the professional dealings he has had with Emanuele Crespi and Stefano Bettanti is ensuring this partnership was reached and the mutual benefits both clubs can derive from it.”

Said Emanuele Crespi, Genoa CFC Academy Director: “After years of affiliations in Italy, we decided to open up to collaborations abroad, proposing our way of working, my dream was to sport our colours to Europe and later the world. Ireland, a proud people and always courageous we discovered an ideal partner for collaboration. Honoured to have found in the Home Farm in Dublin a perfect combination of technical and organisation that will bring a lot of satisfaction to all of us.”

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