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Stay Onside

Old Paths – New Futures

The Irish FA Foundation ‘Stay Onside’ Programme is a series of programmes aimed at young people to divert and deter them away from offending.

The programme is delivered in both  custodial settings (Maghaberry, Magilligan, Hydebank and Knockbracken)  and also in community settings.

Participants as part of the 6-week programme, which runs close to their release from prison complete the following workshops;

  • Basic Coaching Skills
  • Laws of the Game
  • Introduction to Futsal
  • Mental Health
  • Participate in a Tournament
  • Graduation Event


It is hoped that a number of these participants will graduate to one of our community programmes where participants complete their Level 1 Coaching Award, Referee & Respect Workshop and develop their interview and presentation skills.

The Irish FA Foundation is proud to partner with the Department of Justice, PSNI and NI Prison Service in providing a programme that has a real impact on the lives of the participants and the communities that they live in.

For more information on the programme please email Project Co-Ordinator Lee Tavinder – or contact 07515 062621.