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Wednesday 09 Mar 2022
Irish FA Foundation launches Easter Football Camps

The Irish FA Foundation has launched its Easter Football Camps for 2022.

The three-day football camps, which are part of the foundation’s grassroots development programme, will be running across Northern Ireland next month. 

Twenty-four camps are set to be staged in venues covering the country’s 11 council areas, with two running in each (four in Belfast). And there will be the option to book into a girls-only section at each camp.

Twenty-two of the camps are scheduled to run from 20-22 April, while camps at Antrim Forum and the Blanchflower Stadium (H&W Welders) in Belfast will run from 13-15 April.

The sessions provide opportunities for boys and girls aged 5-13 to develop and improve their football skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment with professionally trained and vetted staff.

Each year thousands of kids take part in Foundation-run football camps staged during Easter, the summer holidays and Halloween.

Claire Rea from the Irish FA Foundation said: “Irish FA staff are delighted to be delivering more than 20 Easter holiday camps across the country. Alongside their excellent support staff they are looking forward to building on the success of previous Easter camps and helping children keep active during this time.

“These Easter camps have been two years in the making due to the Covid pandemic. It was evident at our 2021 summer and Halloween camps that children thoroughly enjoyed getting outdoors, working on skills development and making new friends. They can expect more of the same fun games and activities this Easter.”

Places at the camps - when booked online - are available at £21 for one child or £31 for two children, £41.01 for three children and £51 for four kids from the same family.