Meet Catherine, Paul and the lovely Layla, founders of the Marino AFC Girls Soccer Academy. From what started out as a kind gesture to coach six girls in Marino, 9 years ago, flourished into an Academy of teams ranging from 6-16 years old.
For The Flynns, football is their life. They spend every spare moment investing in the Marino AFC Soccer Academy. They have watched little girls start out with just a mere joy to kick a ball around and grow into excellent footballers who are now competing around the country. Layla, their mascot dog, is at every training session and match. The pitch photographed here, is where all the magic happens!
There is much more to this Academy than just training and winning a match though. The Flynns coach the girls in every aspect of life, instilling independence and preparing them for the future both on and off the pitch.
To see their portrait and find out more about this incredible family, come to my exhibition on Saturday 27th April at The Annesely House.