The IAFA International squad met for their tenth and final training camp of the year in Limerick this weekend just weeks away from making their debut appearance at the Amputee Football World Cup. The squad are edging ever closer to the end of their road to the World Cup, a journey they started over 10 months ago. The players completed fitness testing on Friday evening. Numbers don't lie. The results of this latest fitness test prove that this squad and each individual in it have worked tirelessly over the past year to improve both physically and technically. The squad then took to the training pitches on Saturday and Sunday focusing on the tactical side of their game in preparation for the beginning of the World Cup later this month. Each and every member of the squad, players and coaches, are eagerly anticipating the upcoming tournament and are fully focused on the challenge that awaits them in Mexico. The squad hope to find out who they will meet in the group stages of the competition when the draw is made later this week. The team will meet on several occasions over the coming weeks to finalise their preparations before setting out for Mexico at the end of the month. Stay tuned to www.irishamputeefootballassociation.com our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates as Ireland's Amputee World Cup dream unfolds.
The IAFA would like to thank the Maldron Hotel, Limerick, and all its staff for hosting the IAFA International squad each time they trained in Limerick over the past year. The players and staff were extremely well looked after each time they visited the hotel.
The IAFA would also like to thank the University of Limerick and its staff for providing state of the art training facilities for the team. At each training camp the squad have trained at the UL Sport Arena, UL's National 50m Swimming Pool and at the Sport's Campus' 3G All-Weather Pitches.