Category: NCAFC Soccer Academy

Academy Manager Wanted

Newry City AFC (the Club) is seeking an Academy Manager to oversee the operations and management of the Club’s teams playing in the Northern Ireland Football League Academy.

The Academy Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the Academy Coaching Programme including the recruitment, progression and development of all players and coaches.

  • Job Title: Academy Manager
  • Department: Academy
  • Location: Newry
  • Reporting to: Chairman
  • Direct Academy Reports: Academy Coaches & Managers
  • Hours of work: Evenings and Weekends
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on Experience


If interested please email for a full job description.


Closing date Wednesday 18th August 12noon.

Academy Coaches with Chairman Martin McLoughlin

Academy Coaching Teams In Place

We are delighted to announce our Academy & U21 Management teams for the season ahead.

U21 Team: Ray Byrne, Jervis McCaul, Joe Hardy & Mark McDonald

U18 Team: Oran Meehan & Charlie Donaghy

U16 Team: Christopher Craven & Declan Carville

Chairman Martin McLoughlin commented “At any club it’s important that Academy roles are filled with the right people and I feel that the guys we have now bring the right level of commitment and enthusiasm to our under age management team. It’s all about attracting talented players to The Showgrounds, the club as a whole doing its best to ensure those players develop both on and off the pitch and also importantly, that the lads enjoy their experience. I’m sure this management structure will deliver those goals.”


Newry City AFC would like to invite players born on or after 1st January 2006 to take part in an open trial for our U16 team who currently play in the Northern Ireland Football Academy league.
To register please email the following info to :
Name, DOB, contact no, position, & current club (if applicable).

Academy Manager Appointed

Newry City AFC are delighted to welcome Marty McGuigan back to The Showgrounds as our Club Academy Manager. With a history both as a player, coach and scout Marty will bring a strong portfolio to the position, a fact not lost to Manager Darren Mullen. “To have Marty on board is a massive coup for the club. He is a perfect fit for what we are trying to do in terms of attracting the best players and coaches to the club. He was the man who got me involved in coaching and I know he will leave no stone unturned in making sure we have the best possible academy. It’s vital that we always have that local heartbeat in our senior team and I’m sure Marty is the best man to ensure we have a continuous flow of the best local talent. It’s an exciting time for the club with plenty of work going on behind the scenes and having an experienced knowledgeable Academy Manager of this stature adds to that.”

Marty commented “For any club to be successful it’s imperative that the correct structures are in place. The club has already got people on board who are tremendously capable and going forward I will ensure that the correct recruitment at all levels takes place so that Newry City develops as an Academy and as a Football Club with strong links to the local community.”

Cover Photo: Chairman Martin McLoughlin, Manager Darren Mullen, Academy Manager Marty McGuigan & Public Relations Officer Laura Hillen.

NCAFC Academy Manager Position

Newry City AFC are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person to undertake the role of NCAFC Academy Manager. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with individuals who have the passion and drive to work with young people to develop their footballing and life skills.


Minimum IFA Level 1 Qualification

Clear Access NI Check / Child Protection

Desirable attributes:

·       Strong leadership and management skills

·       Previous coaching experience / roles within a youth environment

·        Experience in talent identification and recruitment of players

·        A good level of computer literacy &experience recording and reporting information

·       An understanding of the local youth set up & IFA/NIFL/Mid Ulster rules and regulations

If interested please email Kevin at