Skerries Town are latest FAI Football for All Club
The program is due to start on November 25 and is open to boys and girls with any form of disability, from ages 6-16 year who wish to play football in a safe and welcoming environment.
Commenting on the development, FAI National Co-ordinator for the FFA program Oisin Jordan said: “This is an exciting development. The Football for All programme is made up of players from all groups and sporting bodies that cater for people with a disability who want to play football. At the moment we have 3,500 players participating in all of our programmes. Skerries is the latest addition to ensuring there is an inclusive pathway for children in the local and surrounding communities.”
Mick Bolger of Skerries Town stated: “Skerries Town are delighted to have been chosen by the FAI to cater for boys and girls who may or may not have played football in such an environment before. I am looking forward to working with FAI/FCC development officer Paul Keogh on this program. Skerries Town ethos is of development and enjoyment and inclusiveness.”
Marion Brown, principal sports officer in Fingal County Council added: “Programs like this are what sport is all about. Inclusiveness in sport is the essence of our work. Skerries Town are to be applauded for their commitment and with such a sustainable link this program I have no doubt will go from strength to strength”.
Skerries Town FC FFA open days take place on Tuesday, November 25 and December 2, 9 and 16 from 3.30pm to 4,30pm at Skerries Educate Together School indoor hall, Kelly's Bay, Skerries, Co. Dublin.