FAI Mini Pitch Programme
The FAI in partnership with UEFA is providing €650,000 for the provision of multi-sport mini-pitches in the community. Guidelines and application forms were sent to local authorities and RAPID Co-ordinators in July 2006.
64 applications from local authorities were received and through negotiations with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, a further €1.6 million in Departmental support was allocated to enable a grant of €35,000 be allocated to all of local authority applications.
The mini-pitch facility was first piloted by the FAI, in conjunction with UEFA at St. Catherine’s development in Dublin City and continues to be proving a great success.
The Mini Pitch Programme is progressing very well with 56 completed and the remaining 8 are expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
The latest installations were in Bunratty Road, Coolock and St John’s Park, Waterford.
This programme is now closed for applications.