Coleraine Strikers ready for new season

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COLERAINE Borough Council is delighted to announce the Coleraine Strikers Disability Football Club will shortly recommence for their fourth season.

This joint partner initiative, delivered by Coleraine Borough Council, the Irish Football Association and the University of Ulster, aims to encourage boys and girls with learning and / or physical disability to learn the game of football, whilst developing important team building and coordination skills.

The weekly coaching programme will begin on Wednesday 11th September at the University of Ulster’s Main Sports Hall. Participants will be divided into two age categories; the ‘junior’ section, aged 7 – 14 years old, will train from 6pm until 7pm whilst the ‘senior’ session, age group, 15 years and above, will be held from 7pm until 8pm.

Stephen McCartney, Community Sports Development Officer at Coleraine Borough Council said: “The Disability Football Club was hugely successful last season and we are really looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces from last season but are also eager to encourage new participants to come along and give it a go.

“All sessions are open to both boys and girls with a learning and/ or physically disability, regardless of their football experience or skill.”

All sessions are supervised by IFA accredited coaches and cost per session is £2.

For more information and to register your place come along on the Wednesday 11th September or contact Stephen McCartney, at Coleraine Borough Council on 028 7034 7234, email stephen.mccartney@colerainebc.gov.uk or jonathan.mcfadden@colerainebc.gov.uk. Alternatively contact Alan Crooks, Irish Football Association on 028 9066 9458, or e-mail acrooks@irishfa.com.