‘Live your Goals’ Girls’ Football Roadshow

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The Irish FA will be delivering 16 ‘Live your Goals’ Girls’ Football Roadshows during 2016, and Portstewart FC will host the local event.

The date for your diary is Wednesday, May 18.

As part of the FIFA Women’s Football Development Programme the Girls’ Football Roadshows are aimed at increasing the number of girls that play football in Northern Ireland and to help raise the profile of the sport.

Funded through the FIFA Women’ s Football Development Programme these roadshows have provided football for 2700 girls from the age of 6 to 16 in Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Enniskillen, Cookstown, Derry and Strabane.

Irish FA Women’s Domestic Football Manager Sara Booth remarked: “Worldwide over 29 million girls and women play football. Through innovative initiatives such as ‘Live Your Goals’ FIFA aims to provide more opportunities for girls to get involved in football and we were delighted to be included in the programme.

“As part of the Irish FA’s Girls and Women’s Football Plan we are working hard to encourage more girls to play football and programmes such as ‘Live Your Goals’ are imperative in helping us achieve this.”

The roadshows will run from 10.00 – 12.00 and will involve skills drills, small-sided games, inflatables, competitions and music.

Female Northern Ireland international players will also be in attendance at the events to get involved with all the activities.

The Festival Days are free of charge and open to all girls in P6 and P7. Each participant will receive a FIFA wristband and certificate of attendance.

To receive an application form please email Jackie Blyth jblyth@irishfa.com the closing date is Friday 4th March 2016.