Andy Waterworth has been appointed as the Irish FA’s Outreach and Volunteer Officer as part of the 'Let Them Play’ strategy.
The current Linfield captain brings a wealth of experience to his new position having previously worked in roles within the Irish FA, the Education Authority and Sport NI .
Andy will be based at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park and will be working to engage the local community in outreach programmes that offer Football for All. These include education programmes for volunteers and programmes that promote healthy, active communities.
On his appointment, Andy is keen to bring his past experiences to his new role:
"Obviously I’m delighted to be employed in my new role. My background in teaching in the post 16 education sector and my experience in sports development promoting participation in football will hopefully stand me in good stead.
"I am very passionate about football and understand the importance of developing volunteers throughout the country, providing opportunities to the wider community to promote and enhance football in Northern Ireland."
Andy's role will be an integral part in the Association’s commitment to delivering the key objectives outlined within the ‘Let Them Play’ strategy.
Director of Football Development, Michael Boyd was welcomed Andy's appointment and looks forward to what he can bring to the role.
He commented, "We are delighted that Andy is our new Outreach and Volunteer Officer as he brings a wealth of experience to the role.
"The Irish FA has set tough targets in our Let Them Play strategy and Andy will play a pivotal role in delivering this alongside the whole Football Development team.”
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