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.
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