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Tuesday 18 Jan 2022
Electric Ireland Shooting Stars ready for kick-off

The Electric Ireland Shooting Stars programme in partnership with the Irish FA Foundation has returned for another year.

Shooting Stars looks to create opportunities for girls aged four to 11 throughout Northern Ireland to fall in love with football.

And in the coming months the Irish FA Foundation will be staging the programme at 16 venues across the country. Click on the image below to find out where and book your place today.

Lauren Moore, a Girls’ Participation Officer with the Irish FA Foundation, said: “Last year we had more than 300 participants in 14 centres and the feedback from them was great. The girls really enjoyed the sessions.

“There’s no doubt that the success of the Northern Ireland senior women’s team has helped to generate a greater interest in football among young girls here and Shooting Stars is a great way for them to learn about playing football in a fun-filled way.”

Shooting Stars aims to help girls learn through play and make new friends while developing the fundamentals for football. The fun-filled sessions are run by qualified coaches in a safe and friendly environment. 

The project can also benefit local clubs through coach mentoring/volunteering opportunities.

Last year we had more than 300 participants in 14 centres and the feedback from them was great. The girls really enjoyed the sessions

Sessions are due to get under way next week at venues in each of Northern Ireland’s 11 council areas and there’s still time to sign up.

Shooting Stars is being rolled out in the following areas/venues: Antrim and Newtownabbey - Antrim Forum; Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon – South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon; Belfast (North) – Girdwood Community Hub; Belfast – Shankill Leisure Centre; Belfast (East) – Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre; Belfast (West) – Brooke Activity Centre.

Also: Causeway Coast and Glens – Joey Dunlop Centre in Ballymoney and Ballysally Community Centre; Derry and Strabane - Foyle Arena; Fermanagh and Omagh – Bawnacre Leisure Centre, Irvinestown; Lisburn and Castlereagh – Moneyreagh Community Centre.

And: Mid and East Antrim – The Cliff, Larne; Mid Ulster – Backrow Sports Hall, Draperstown; Newry, Mourne and Down - Down Leisure Centre and Newry Leisure Centre; North Down and Ards - Bangor Aurora.

For more information, including times and fees for the courses, visit