Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion met today with IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson to discuss the potential for Derry and the north west to be involved in the bid to host the UEFA 21 Championships in 2023.
The Foyle MP said:
“I met with the IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson in Windsor Park to discuss the potential for Derry to participate in the bid to host the UEFA U21 Championships in 2023.
“At the meeting we discussed the possibilities of how Derry and the wider north west could get involved in the joint bid for Ireland to host this prestigious competition.
“We have a great tradition of soccer in this city and a huge amount of talented young people and it would be an excellent opportunity for the city.
“I will continue these engagements with both the IFA and FAI to maximise the potential for Derry’s involvement.”