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Katie McCabe unveiled as programme ambassador

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Republic of Ireland women's senior international Katie McCabe has been unveiled as the Sportsdirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools female ambassador.

The 20-year-old recently signed for Arsenal Ladies in the England Women's Super League and has forced her way into Sue Ronan's senior squad with six caps since making her debut.

As another summer approaches, Ger McDermott, FAI National Coordinator for Camps, is delighted to have McCabe onboard for a programme that offers children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old the opportunity to take part in a week-long, fun football environment.

"It's fantastic to have Katie as the female ambassador for the Sportsdirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools because she is very much a homegrown player and has come through our structures all the way to the very top," said McDermott.

"One of our key goals for 2016 is to dramatically increase female participation in the camps - both from a coaching and playing perspective. Having someone like Katie endorsing the camps is very important to help us achieve that.

"2016 is shaping up to be another record year for the Summer Soccer Schools with over 350 camps already signed up and there will be a camp in every county in the country, which is fantastic because we want kids in every community to be involved."

Bookings for the 2016 Sportsdirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools will open at the end of March with details being announced on our website and our Facebook page!

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