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The Irish Football Association is expecting to run a small number of Basic Referee’s Courses in 2014. They will be held in different locations around Northern Ireland with details appearing on this page over the next few months.
The next introductory course will be on Monday 21st July 2014 at Shamrock Park, Portadown. A beginners course will run at the same venue from Monday 4th August 2014.
Release Date: 05/07/2012
MONEYSLANE Football Club recently held their annual summer soccer camp at Moneyslane Green for 5–12 year-olds.
This annual event runs over the course of three nights and attracts approximately 85 children.
This year, and following on from the work of coach Michael O’Kane through the SCORE Pilot Project, 26 girls attended. Seventeen of those girls had recently joined the club as a result of Michael’s coaching within local primary school at Drumadonnell.
The SCORE Pilot Project, funded through the UEFA HatTrick programme, is a unique initiative aimed at assisting women’s football clubs in Northern Ireland to establish links with their local primary and post primary schools.
In total 36 clubs are involved in the project which involves three core elements; firstly, each club nominates a coach to undertake a coach education course; secondly, the nominated coach then delivers 12 coaching sessions within primary and post primary schools; and lastly, the club endeavours to set up a junior girls’ team within their club. The ultimate aim of the project is to establish school - club links in order to encourage more girls to join local clubs.
Moneyslane Girls currently compete in the Under 11 section of the NIWFA Mid Ulster Girls’ League. Although the Under 11 age group is non–competitive and scores are not recorded, the girls at the camp were eager to mention that they remained unbeaten in eight games.
Coach Michael O’Kane commented on the growth of the girls section at the club: “The girls are loving playing in the junior league every Saturday and we will have to enter more teams next year in order to provide enough places for all our girls to play. The future of the girls section is looking very good for Moneyslane Football Club and long may it continue. The motto at Moneyslane Football Club is that ‘Football is for All’ and everyone deserves a chance no matter what their ability.”
If you would like further information about girls’ football at Moneyslane FC please contact Michael O’Kane: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07869 151442.
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