Starlet Eoin signs Pompey deal

Starlet Eoin signs Pompey deal

29 August 2018

FORMER Ballynahinch Youth player Eoin Teggart recently made a little bit of history when he signed a two-year scholarship with Portsmouth FC. 

The talented teenager started his footballing career at Ballynahinch Youth when he was just seven years old and spent the next six years playing for the club until the end of his U-13 season. 

He was part of an extremely successful Ballynahinch Youth team coached by Paul Allison, Stephen Douglas and Gerry Kinnear, that went undefeated for two years in the South Belfast Youth League. 

He then had six month spells at Ridgeway Rovers and Glentoran before spending the last two years at Cliftonville. Eoin will now spend the next two years living in Portsmouth, studying and training hard, with the ambition to sign professional terms with the club.

This is a great achievement for Eoin who is one of only nine boys taken on by Portsmouth for scholarships this year. Eoin and his family have always been great supporters of Ballynahinch Youth, even after he moved on, and anyone who ever coached or played with him Eoin knows he is a great talent. 

Everyone at Ballynahinch Youth wishes Eoin every success for the future as he becomes the first player from the club to sign for a cross-channel team.