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Thursday 07 Jan 2021
Seven-week programme will offer participants a range of informative sessions

The Irish FA Foundation is looking for applicants for an all-female programme aimed at fostering good relations in Northern Ireland.

Funded through The Northern Ireland Executive Office’s Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) strategy and supported by Community Relations Council, the Connect programme is designed to continue to deliver good relations during the Covid-19 pandemic via the Zoom digital platform. 

The all-female programme, running for seven weeks, aims to offer a variety of informative sessions, from volunteering opportunities to racism awareness, disability training to refereeing, mental health to anti-sectarianism and even a virtual tour of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

Applications are now open for any female aged 16-plus who would be interested in joining the programme and who can commit to seven 75-minute sessions.

It’s the first time the Irish FA Foundation has run the Connect programme solely for women. There are 30 places available on the programme on a first come, first served basis. 

To apply please download and complete the application form available here and send it to the Irish FA Foundation’s Community Relations Officer, Chris Wright, at

 All applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 15 January 

UPDATE: Our all-female Connect good relations programme has reached capacity but those interested in enrolling should still download and complete the application. If demand remains high we may consider facilitating a second course