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Release Date: 12/06/2012

As part of the evolving Grassroots Development Programme the Irish Football Association is pleased to announce that Magherafelt Sky Blues have joined the new Club Accreditation scheme in partnership with McDonald’s.

The aim of the scheme is to support the development and recognition of clubs that are working towards good practice policies and procedures.

The Club Accreditation Scheme:
• provides a clear and structured approach to improving and developing your club
• provides your club with coach bursaries, coach mentoring and club development
• provides your club with free footballs, cones and junior bibs
• demonstrates to partners, parents and young people that your club is child friendly and safe
• provides a benchmark for club quality

This Club Accreditation is a quality accreditation scheme for clubs within the McDonald’s Small-Sided Games Development Centres. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.

Programme Structure
Club Accreditation
1. Accreditation Process
2. Club Audit
3. Selection Criteria (Matrix System)
4. Coaching Bursaries (2 places per club)
5. Coach Mentoring Process
6. Best practice polices

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  • Club Accreditation

    Ciaran Donaghy Irish F.A./ Grassroots Development Officer delivering the Club Accreditation Programme to Robin Rainey and Glen Robinson from Magherafelt Sky Blues.

  • Club Accreditation Programme

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