CX+ Sport has provided training gear for the PFAI’s annual training camp for out of contract players.
The camp, which will take place at the National Sports Campus, will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next three weeks, giving players on the transfer list an opportunity to put themselves in the shop window.
Two games are planned, with one against Linfield Reserves in the pipeline. Dundalk FC General Manager Martin Connolly has offered the PFAI the use of Oriel Park for their matches while Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have also provided assistance.
Martin Russell will manage the squad while Dundalk’s Gary Rogers has been confirmed as the goalkeeping coach. Former Lilywhites winger Darren Meenan is one of the players who took part in the first session on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch of the camp, PFAI General Secretary Stephen McGuinness said: “CX+ Sport have been fantastic in relation to the kit.
“They have given every single player that has come to the camp a t-shirt, sweatshirt, rain jacket, shorts and socks so we must thank them and David Minto, in particular, for helping us with that.
“From a player’s point of view, it’s about feeling like a professional and obviously, the kit is very important.
“I drove to Dundalk on Monday to get the kit of David and they were there to help us at the drop of a hat.
“Gary Rogers was of great assistance as he obviously has that relationship with CX and we are very grateful for their help.”
David Minto, Business Development manager of CX+ Sport, said the company was only ‘too happy’ to help.
“We were delighted to help the PFAI out of the situation they found themselves in earlier this week.
“This is a difficult time for players who find themselves without a club and we are only too happy to assist them in whatever way we can.”