Drumbar United earn FAI Club Mark
The club was established in 1990 to create football for the underage in the area following the success of the FIFA World Cup in Italy. One member of the original committee, Paddy Brogan still serves in the role of Secretary, giving 30 years’ service.
They are situated in south-west Donegal, two miles outside of Donegal Town and caters for players from right across the region in every direction. The club has two pitches and has plans in place to deliver two new natural turf pitches in next 3 years. This will ensure there is enough space for the growing number in the club for the next 30 years.
Drumbar United measure their success in delivering football for all players as this was the founding members sole objective, simply to provide football.
The club has been fortunate to achieve many league successes at underage with this objective throughout the years, and have two notable achievements at adult football winning the county youth title and seniors league title.
2020 marked a significant and proud milestone for the club as it entered its first underage ladies’ team in the history of the club. They look forward to nurturing and growing this outlet for ladies’ sport in the south-west for future years to come.
The club has over 100 members registered across 8 teams in our 30th year providing football in the south-west of the county. Their teams play in the South-West Schoolboy’s League, Donegal Junior League and the Donegal Ladies League. They have been proud to have club players selected to play for the League, County, National League and International development squads.
They could not be a success without the large support of volunteers, coaches, parents, and the thousands of players that have contributed over our 30 years.
The club is in debt to the kindness of our local business community who continue to support our cause in any way they can when asked, through fundraiser donations, jersey sponsorship & pitch signage.
The achievement of The Club Mark is a recognition for the hard work that has happened behind the scenes by the many committee members of the club over the last 3 to 5 years.
The Club has ambitious plans for the growth and development in the coming years. The Club Mark programme has helped structure that progression path for club infrastructure, policies, and procedures in parallel to club coaching development. We look forward to continued development and success both on and off the field in the years to come.
The FAI Club Mark is free and optional for clubs and aims to:
• Improve the management of clubs ‘off the field’
• Establish and promote best practice
• Empower and support clubs
• Recognise and reward clubs for achieving high standards
• Increase a club’s capacity to operate effectively and grow football in communities throughout Ireland.
If your club is interested in learning more about the FAI Club Mark please complete this short short Registration Form