07 January 2016
GREG YELVERTON TAKES CHARGE OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NATIONAL SIDE
Greg Yelverton has been appointed as the new Colleges and Universities National Team Head Coach.
The Cork native (35) has been working as an FAI Football Facilitator at University College Cork since August 2008.
A former Colaiste Stiofan Naofa student where he represented the Colleges FAI on several occasions.
Yelverton then went on a soccer scholarship to the University of North Carolina having played in midfield for Cork City under 21 side in the League of Ireland.
His coaching career began in the United States where he spent four years as Director of Football at FC Carolina Alliance a top youth club in North Carolina.
The coaching continued when he returned to Ireland while he also played in the League of Ireland with first Cobh Ramblers and then Wexford Youths finishing up his playing career with Leeds AFC in the Munster Senior League.
Yelverton holds a UEFA 'A' Licence coach and has worked for a number of years in the FAI Emerging Talent Programme and also with manager Colin O'Brien and the Republic of Ireland Under 15 International Team.
His knowledge of Colleges and Universities football is extensive due to his work as the FAI Football Facilitator in UCC and last summer he was appointed as assistant coach to Sue Ronan with the Ireland Women's team at the World University Games in South Korea and has also acted as coach to the Irish Universities representative side.
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Yelverton is excited about his new appointment and anxious to get to work assembling a squad ahead of some exciting international fixtures in the coming months against the university sides of Scotland, Wales and France.
"I'm delighted and honoured to have been appointed to this new prestigious position in Colleges and Universities football. I am well aware of the quality of players involved in Third Level Football and the exciting fixtures that are coming up. So I'll be busy making sure that I get around to the upcoming trials plus the many league and cup games prior to naming any squad and then developing a good style of play for the side and make playing for this new look team a positive experience for all those selected" said Yelverton.