FAI Club of the Year 2018

FAI Club of the Year 2018


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The FAI has launched the search for the 2018 Club of the Year. The competition is open to all grassroots football clubs across the country. Eight clubs will be shortlisted for the coveted award. Each will receive €1,500 and the overall winner will be given an additional €5,000 and entry to UEFA’s Grassroots Awards Under ‘’Best Grassroots Club’’. The FAI Club of the Year 2018 aims to recognise, celebrate and promote the inspirational work done by clubs around Ireland.

The Club of the Year competition is in its 13th year and is open to any club to enter free of charge. Overall, in excess of €170,000 has been awarded to club’s country wide. Clubs can enter through an online application form that allows them to highlight how their club excels in the areas of, Club Management, Coaching, Community, Participation, and Facilities. Previous winners Carrigaline United (2017) and Shiven Rovers (2016) both won out by demonstrating a massive collective effort from people across their communities in promoting and developing their club. The FAI Club of the Year competition is not just about the biggest club, or the club with the best facilities but it’s about clubs that inspire their communities to get involved in football.

For more information on how to complete the online application form and for an insight into what the Judges are looking for, please click here.

The best 8 clubs will go forward to the final round at the FAI Festival of Football in August. Here they will present to the 2018 Club of the Year judging panel and the winners will be decided.

If you have any questions please email Vincent.foley@fai.ie

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Applications close on the 07/05/2018