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Dublin footballers join the National Aquatic Centre

The National Aquatic Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that the Dublin Senior Football squad have become members of the centre for the 2013 season.

The NAC has signed up the Dublin senior footballers, giving them access to all the waters of the centre, including Ireland's International 50m Competition Pool, reserved 25m pools for recovery work, as well as access to ToneZone gymnasium, and also AquaZone Water Park.

The NAC will also give access to its sister venue, Morton Stadium, in Santry for any track training requirements of the Dublin team.

The Dublin footballers join the Irish Cricket team and Irish Sports Council carded athletes as members of the NAC.

David Conway, Director of Operations (NAC) said: "We are delighted to welcome the Dublin senior football panel to the centre and we look forward to playing a part in their preparations for their league and championship season ahead. Again this shows the excellent world class facility and service we offer at the Centre."

Jim Gavin, Dublin senior football team manager, said: "We are very much looking forward to the partnership that we have entered into with the National Aquatic Centre.


"The NAC is a worldwide- recognised, state-of-the-art sports facility that will enhance our preparation and also assist in our post-match and injury recovery programmes. Used correctly, aquatic therapy is a marvellous tool in a non-weight-bearing environment as part an active recovery strategy, and our coaching staff will find excellent facilities here at the NAC."