Corinthians Soccer Academy (for under 6 to Under 11) takes place every weekend in at our grounds in Castletreasure, Douglas and new members are particularly welcome.
The sessions, which take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, are open to boys and girls between the ages of five and eleven. Players are are coached in the basic skills of the game with the emphasis very much on fun and enjoyment. College Corinthians AFC is widely recognised as one of the top clubs in the country, with excellent facilities and a very strong coaching structure. Since its formation the Corinthians Academy has produced some top class schoolboy/girl teams as well as many outstanding individuals who have represented Ireland at schoolboy/girl and adult level. (See honours won and International Players).
Contact numbers and training times for the various age groups are below. For general information on the Underage Academy please call 086 8598907.
Academy Training Times
The specific times and contact details for the sessions for Autumn 2022 are as follows:
Boys Under 11 (2013) – 17:45 to 18:45 – 086 285 7184 (external location)
Girls Under 10 (2014/2015/2016) – 5:30 to 6.30pm – 087 1123689 (Corinthians)
Boys under 8 (2016) – 13.45 to 15.15 – 087 783 3149 (Corinthians)
Boys Under 10 (2014) – 16.00 to 17:30 – 085 206 9710 (Corinthians)
Boys Under 6 (2018) – 10:00 to 11:00 – 086 859 8907 (Corinthians)
Boys Under 7 (2017) – 10:00 to 11:00 – 086 302 8891 (Corinthians)
Boys Under 9 (2015) – 11.30 to 13:00 – 087 417 0354 (Corinthians)
Girls Under 7 Disney Playmakers (2018/2019) – 12:00 to 13:00 – 087 112 3689 (External location)
Player Development Academy
From 8 years old, academy players can also attend the Corinthians Player Development Academy which provides additional training opportunities for members. The sessions are run by UEFA qualified coaches, Joe Gamble (Irish senior international) and Craig Donnellan (Irish U19 international.) The focus of the sessions are on the technical development of the players and to increase football contact hours. There is also specialised goalkeeping sessions.
After the academy
After the Underage Academy players progress to either the school boy or school girls sections of the club. From u12 upwards boys and girls play in league and cup competitions organised by either Cork Schoolboys League or Cork Women and Schoolgirls Soccer League.