Shelbourne FC appoint Aaron Roe to newly created full-time academy position

Shelbourne FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Roe as the Academy’s Transition Phase Head Coach & Administrator on a full-time basis.

The newly created role further compounds the club’s ambition to grow the academy. Roe has played an important part in helping to progress the small-sided games section within the club since joining the Reds in 2021. His dedication have led to improvements in this crucial developmental phase.

In his new role, the Dublin native will build upon this success and take on the increased responsibility of supporting coaches and players as they transition from small-sided games to eleven-a-side football within the Academy.

A qualified coach, Aaron holds a UEFA B licence and is currently in the process of completing his UEFA Youth B licence. In addition to his contributions at Shelbourne FC, he has previously garnered valuable experience as a support performance analyst with the Ireland U21 International team under the guidance of former Shels player Jim Crawford.

Under the stewardship of Colm Barron, Shelbourne FC is committed to advancing the Academy across all aspects. The appointment of Roe in a full-time capacity represents a significant step towards this overarching goal. By adding a full time resource to the coaching and administrative team, the club aims to further enhance the standards of player development.

Colm Barron, speaking about Aaron Roe’s appointment, emphasised the positive impact he has already had on the small-sided games section and expressed his confidence in Aaron’s ability to contribute further to the Academy’s progress. 

Colm Barron, Head of Academy said: “We have witnessed tremendous growth in our small-sided games section since Aaron joined the club, and he has played a pivotal role in this achievement. Our goal is to continually elevate the standards of the Academy, and having Aaron assume a full-time position will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities in doing so. The football partnership we have forged with St Mochta’s has been mutually beneficial, and Aaron will play a central role in managing and nurturing this partnership while exploring opportunities for additional potential football collaborations.”

Aaron Roe, Academy Transition Phase Head Coach & Administrator said: “I am delighted to take up this role. The club’s decision to offer me this position on a full time basis is a clear indication of their commitment to the academy and youth development. I was excited and honoured to join this great club two years ago, and I cannot put into words how thrilled I am about the future here. Up the Reds!”

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