National College of Ireland is proud to announce that we are entering our first educational-sporting partnership with Bohemian Football Club.
NCI will award two scholarships every year to registered players of Bohemians. NCI Panthers will benefit from having such high quality players on our football team, while Bohemians can be confident that their players are receiving an education that will serve them well throughout life.
The partnership will be operating as a co-funded model, which will allow the Student Experience and Sport department to introduce a 5th three-year scholarship for the academic year 2020/2021.
Bohemians have won both the under-19 and under-17 League of Ireland title the last two years, while their senior squad has just recently qualified for the Europa League qualifiers. Over the course of the summer, more than 12 Bohs' players represented Ireland across a number of age groups, most notably having three players named in the very impressive Ireland Under-21 team.
NCI student experience and sport coordinator, Deryck Tormey said:
“In NCI, we believe in whole-person education, encouraging active participation in sports and other clubs, as well as academic excellence. We’re proud and delighted to partner with Bohemians. We look forward to welcoming Bohs’ players to the college, and working closely with ‘the people’s club’ into the future.”
Bohemian FC Director Daniel Lambert said:
“We are delighted to announce this co-funded partnership with NCI. They are a first-class educational institution, located just under three miles from Dalymount. At Bohemian FC we firstly want to have players who are happy as people, satisfied that their non-playing lives are accommodated as much as their playing ones. Crucially, the nature of this partnership means that, even if a player moves away from Bohemian FC for any reason, we will still co-fund their education for the duration of the chosen course.
“This is something we are proud of as a club and again demonstrates our commitment to the holistic development of people. We are aiming for this to be first of many third level and vocational partnerships at Bohemian FC, allowing our players a wide and diverse set of educational opportunities.”