Paddy McCourt and Mo Mahon took their first under-13 training session at Brandywell on Monday evening as over 30 youngsters were put through their paces by the former Celtic and Derry City man.
The session was also attended by Candy Stripes manager, Kenny Shiels, coach John Quigg as well as several first team players including Gerard Doherty, Aaron McEneff and Conor McDermott.
With the national under-13 league set to start next March, squad manager McCourt said he was keen to ensure that the young players were given every opportunity to develop their talents and hopefully represent their city at national level.
“The aim is to provide the best coaching available to this age group and develop a squad that will represent Derry City in the national league.”
“We intend to work with these young players, their parents and their clubs and as you can see from the coaches that are here this evening, they will get the best of support from Derry City.”
“There is plenty of talent throughout Derry and the North West and we want to harness that and provide a structure for these young players as they make their way in the game.”
Accompanying photos are courtesy of Kevin Morrison (Event Images).