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Friday 22 Jul 2022
Summer festival of football for amateur clubs

The Irish FA Foundation will host a summer festival of football for amateur clubs this weekend.

The pre-season event, in partnership with Ulster University, Greenisland FC and St Mary’s FC, is to be staged at Jordanstown and kicks off at noon on Saturday (23 July). 

The mini tournament will feature eight teams across five clubs: Ards Rangers, 4th Newtownabbey, UUJ, Greenisland FC, St Mary’s, Greenisland II, UUJ II, and St Mary’s II.

Amateur Football Game Developer, Dean Holmes said: “This is a great start to the football season, and it is hoped that this festival will continue to grow and showcase the great work being done in the amateur game.”

The event will also help showcase the importance of physical health, wellbeing and regular monitoring. 

To highlight this, and to show the benefit of physical health, Irish FA partners Kingsbridge Healthcare Group will be on site, providing free-of-charge basic health checks for all in attendance and giving information on their wide range of services.

The inaugural festival was staged at the same venue last summer and was hailed as a big success.

To add to the festival this year there will be a barbecue stall for spectators, officials and players.  Entry to the event is free of charge.