Football For All set for a big 2020
Our Munster clubs recently met to lay out the season ahead as they plan a number of competitions building up to the National Festival in June. For the first time, the competition in Munster will be matched by a league being developed in partnership with the DDSL in the greater Dublin area. Interested clubs met earlier this month for a Disability Inclusion Workshop with the first day of competition set for February.
Both competitions cater to over 40 clubs throughout Ireland that run Football For All teams. Throughout the season the regional derby series between Munster and Leinster will also take place. The first of these games will take place this weekend.
Meanwhile, the FAI's Football For All section has been training up coaches to work in various elements of the game throughout 2020. The FFA Workshop is a part of the FAI’s Coach Education pathway and assists coaches to achieve their National D License.
Training courses have been delivered in, Dunboyne College of Further Education, Corduff Transition Year Programme, Abbotstown and Bandon with over 100 coaches attending the courses. The course is designed to upskill coaches and enable them to deliver coaching sessions for people with disabilities.
All courses are run by the FAI’s expert tutors Chris McElligott and Nick Harrison. The FAI’s FFA section continues to work with clubs, schools, and services to assist the delivery of football for people with disabilities.
The FAI’s Football For All programme has been running for nearly 15 years and continues to grow from strength to strength with competitions and opportunities for people with disabilities to play football locally, regionally and represent Ireland on the international stage. For more information on Football For All please visit https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/football-for-all-programme