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Friday 15 Jan 2016
Fifa ‘Live Your Goals’ Girls’ Football Roadshows 2016

As part of the FIFA Women’s Football Development Programme the Girls’ Football Roadshows are aimed at increasing the number of girls that play football in Northern Ireland and to help raise the profile of the sport. 

Funded through the FIFA Women’ s Football Development Programme these roadshows have provided football for 2700 girls from the age of 6 to 16 in Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Enniskillen, Cookstown, Derry and Strabane.

Irish FA Women’s Domestic Football Manager Sara Booth remarked: “Worldwide over 29 million girls and women play football. Through innovative initiatives such as ‘Live Your Goals’ FIFA aims to provide more opportunities for girls to get involved in football and we were delighted to be included in the programme.

“As part of the Irish FA’s Girls and Women’s Football Plan we are working hard to encourage more girls to play football and programmes such as ‘Live Your Goals’ are imperative in helping us achieve this.”

The roadshows will run from 10.00 – 12.00 and will involve skills drills, small-sided games, inflatables, competitions and music.

Female Northern Ireland international players will also be in attendance at the events to get involved with all the activities.

The Festival Days are free of charge and open to all girls in P6 and P7. Each participant will receive a FIFA wristband and certificate of attendance.

To receive an application form please email Jackie Blyth jblyth@irishfa.com the closing date is Friday 4th March 2016.

The 2016, 16 venues are as follows:

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday 12th  April

1000 –1200

Omagh LC, Omagh

Wednesday 13th April

1000 –1200

Solitude, Belfast

Thursday 14th April

1000 –1200

Cheney Park Banbridge

Friday 15th April

1000 –1200

Joe McAree Dungannon

Tuesday 19th  April

1000 –1200

Holycross College, Strabane

Wednesday 20th April

1000 –1200

Taylors Ave, Carrick

Thursday 21st April

1000 –1200

Craigavon FC, Craigavon

Friday 22nd April

1000 –1200

Donard PK, Newcastle

Tuesday 10th  May

1000 –1200

St Cecilia’s, Derry

Wednesday 11th May

1000 –1200

Ballymena Showgrounds

Thursday 12th May

1000-1200

The Valley LC, Newtownabbey

Friday  13th May

1000-1200

Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Tuesday 17th May

1000 –1200

Londonderry Pk, Newtownards

Wednesday 18th May

1000 –1200

Portstewart FC

Thursday 19th May

1000-1200

MUSA, Cookstown

Friday 20th May

1000-1200

Hydebank Playing Fields, Castlereagh