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Irish FA Football Camps

The Irish FA Foundation has launched its M&S Food 2024 Summer Football Camps.

The five-day camps are set to be staged across Northern Ireland from 1 July to 23 August.

As part of the foundation’s grassroots football development programme, and proudly supported by M&S Food, 48 camps will be delivered throughout Northern Ireland.

Each of the M&S Food camps is offering a girls-only section for parents/guardians who prefer that option. 

The sessions provide opportunities for children aged 5-11 to develop and improve their football skills in a structured environment with professionally trained and vetted staff.

Claire Rea from the Irish FA Foundation said: “There will be lots of fun games and activities at the camps as well as the opportunity to work on skills development and to get outdoors and meet up with and make new friends.

 “Irish FA staff are delighted to be delivering football camps across the country. Alongside their excellent support staff, they are looking forward to building on the success of previous camps and helping children keep active over the Easter period.”

Places must be booked online and there is a limited special offer for bookings made before or on 7 June: £45 for one child with siblings from the same family discounted.

From 8 June prices will be: £50 for one child with siblings from the same family discounted. Bookings for the camps can be made via the link below.


Irish FA Foundation Football For All camps

The Irish FA Foundation is running Football For All summer camps across Northern Ireland this summer.

The camps, which will be staged in seven venues, are aimed at boys and girls aged seven to 14 who have a disability.

Participants may have a learning and/or physical and/or sensory impairment. Each participant must be able to walk/run unaided.

There will be a buddy system in place where each participant may, if they wish, bring a sibling or friend within the same age band.

All coaches running the camps will be suitably qualified, with experience of working with children with a disability.

Sponsored by M&S Food, the camps are being held in Derry-Londonderry, Lurgan, Belfast, Lisburn, Greenisland, Dungannon and Crumlin.

There are four camps in July: Newbuildings United (Derry) 1-3 July; Lurgan Town Arena 1-3 July; Rosario FC (Belfast) 2-4 July; Lisburn Distillery 17-19 July.

And there will be three camps in August: Greenisland FC 5-7 Aug; Dungannon Swifts 5-7 Aug; Crewe United (Crumlin) 12-14 Aug.

The cost is £15 per child.