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The sport has grown significantly in Ireland in the past year, with a large recruitment drive in colleges and this is largely attributed to the sponsorship: “It also means that we can draw new players in,” said Eoin.
“Sponsorship from NexVentur to AFL Ireland is massively valuable to us because not only do we have returning Irish players from Australia and Australian expats, we also have a lot of players playing the sport for the first time who are looking to travel to Australia. So it’s a perfect partnership.”
Aussie Rules Football has really taken off in Ireland in recent years prompted by Australian and Irish players and enthusiasts returning home and starting clubs in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Belfast. The international teams have progressed up the European ranks and both the Irish Warriors (men’s international team) and the Irish Banshees (women’s international team) are European Champions.
“For us there is a perfect synergy between NexVentur and AFL Ireland,” said Kenny Feeney, Director of NexVentur, based in Roscommon Town. “It speaks to the heart of what we do. That is, we help people relocate with confidence between Ireland and Australia and home again. Sport and social groups are a major part of feeling settled in your new home and AFL Ireland is a great mechanism for people to put down roots.” To this end, NexVentur has also introduced Irish Connect events for new arrivals in Australia to meet, make friends and find work.
“We have had a lot of players in the last 12 months who have used NexVentur to travel to Australia, get visas sorted and set up with jobs in Australia, flights… its a fantastic fit,” added Eoin. “So if you’re interested in playing AFL, we want you to come to AFL Ireland, if you’re interested in going to Australia, we want you to use our partners. NexVentur is the best route to go.”