Two-Mile Borris St. Kevin's FC earn FAI Club Mark
The club were founded in 1971, and play in Newhill, Littleton, Co. Tipperary.
From humble beginnings the club has grown to a fist-class facility for the development of players at all levels both male and female and have plans in place to further develop the school’s section and ladies’ football. Currently the club has 2 FIFA regulation size grass pitches, ¾ Astro Turf Pitch, Covered Seated Stand, a Clubhouse with home and away dressing rooms with shower/massage/toilet facilities and Referee self-contained facilities. The club also offers the use of its conference facility and kitchen for meeting for various local groups.
The Floodlit Training pitch and Astro Turf soon to be upgraded to LED lighting. The club has won many league titles and trophies through its in-house development program and coaching staff support, with development of professional players.
Ireland striker Shane Long and Ireland Women's Under-17 Head Coach James Scott both began their careers with the club.
The has introduced a governance program for setting objectives to achieve a succession plan to hand over to the next generation based on our restructuring program now into its third year. The club has been chosen by Football for All Munster, as a training facility as well as games, other external programs using the club as a meeting point as Upper Church Cycling Association. Local GAA clubs also use the Astro facilities during the winter months.
The club has recently opened a Community Walk Way for Health to the community free of charge.
The dedication of it Volunteers over the 50 years of its existence and the facility and ethos they have given the club is seen as the club's great achievement. The FAI Club Mark has aided in giving the club a focus, in conjunction with their pillars of governance.
The club would like to thank Tipperary Sports Council, Tipperary Leader Programme, Sports Capital Program (OSCAR), local politicians and those in the surrounding parishes without whom the club would not be able to operate through our weekly Lotto and other fund-raising programs they support.
The FAI Club Mark is an award for grassroots clubs based on best practice in the governance, management and administration of a football club.
Clubs start their journey at Entry Level and can progress onto the One Star Award. Each step challenges the club to implement policies and procedures in line with best practice.
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- Improve the management of clubs ‘off the field’
- Establish and promote best practice
- Empower and support clubs
- Recognise and reward clubs for achieving high standards
- Increase a club’s capacity to operate effectively and grow football in communities throughout Ireland.
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