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The Irish Football Association recognises the need to build pride in football in Northern Ireland through the provision of better training and playing facilities. 

Football facilities are a critical component of the development of sport and physical.  Appropriate facility provision allows for player development pathways to be created and sustained which in turn allow footballers to develop as players and individuals to benefit the higher levels of the game and create an environment of participation and well-being at grassroots level.   Improving football facilities can increase their capacity to support greater use by teams, clubs and the local community.

Good quality facilities for players and spectators along with spectator comfort and safety at matches are of significant importance and to this end the IFA is working with Government, local authorities, Sport NI, PSNI, UEFA, FIFA and health and safety officials to seek to attract new supporters and encourage families to attend local matches and events held at grounds. 


IFA Facilities Strategy

IFA Joint Ground Criteria November 2019 (Domestic Facility Requirements)

UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations Edition 2018 (UEFA Facility Requirements)

Premier Intermediate League / Intermediate Ground Inspection Requests

EU Microplastics Ban Statement

EU Microplastics Ban Statement Feb24.pdf