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Football Community Hubs

Welcome to the Irish FA Foundation Football Community Hubs

The aim of Football Community Hubs is to provide councils and communities with a more integrated approach to developing football on a local basis. The 12 hubs across Northern Ireland will be the focal point for clubs, coaches, parents/guardians and volunteers in the development of a football infrastructure within each council area.

Football Community Hubs will create a better service for the community through football by supporting the community, clubs and volunteers to promote football for all, health and education.

In partnership with councils the Irish FA will work to develop and deliver the five key objectives contained within the Irish FA youth strategy using a dedicated team of Irish FA Foundation full-time staff and local volunteers. 

Each hub will aim to follow five principles which are Participation and Football For All, schools, colleges and universities, club and volunteer development, youth football coach education and player development.

The Football Community Hubs will also provide genuine community engagement, information, support and advice to make it easier for people to get involved and engage in a more active and healthier lifestyle.

The specifics of each hub and what it offers will vary according to local council area need and local resources but with an overarching theme to increase the number of people participating in football.

Football Community Hubs contacts

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Ards & North Down

Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

Belfast Central

Belfast North & West

Belfast South & East

Causeway Coast & Glens

Derry & Strabane

Lisburn & Castlereagh

Fermanagh & Omagh

Mid Ulster

Mid & East Antrim

Newry, Mourne & Down