SPAR FAI Primary School 5s
Following feedback from schools in relation to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision along with our partners SPAR to approach the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s differently this year.
The SPAR FAI Primary School 5s will therefore take a new format for 2022. The goal is to provide every child in 4th, 5th and 6th class in your school the opportunity to participate in football.
Under the new format, schools are asked to run their own 5-a-side competitions for pupils in their school, removing the need for schools and teachers to travel to play fixtures. Read more below.
....and be in with a chance of winning an opportunity for students from your school to play at Aviva Stadium, along with other great prizes.
Registration is FREE
As outlined above, the change of format this year is intended to help avoid numerous schools mixing at one venue early in 2022, and to alleviate challenges faced by schools in relation to teacher availability to attend external events.
We also want to see schools give every child in 4th, 5th and 6th class the opportunity to play football in a fun and safe environment within their school.
There are no qualifier competitions but don't worry, your school could still win the chance to play at our Finals Day in Aviva Stadium by following the steps below.
STEP 1 - Register your school
Registration for the programme will remain open until 04/03/2022Early Bird Registration
All schools registered on or before 18/02/2022 will be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win prizes for the school, including equipment and "money-can't-buy" prizes. Schools not registered by this date will not be entered into this prize draw.
STEP 2 - FAI will provide a guide to running a 5-a-side competition within your school. The guide will include competition rules and formats, along with other fun activities. Your school will be responsible for running it's own competition and deciding which format you use.
STEP 3 - Register your players and your competition format
Once you've started your competition and figured out which pupils are playing, let us know on our feedback form.
A digital form for this will be sent to all registered schools.
All schools that register their players and competition format on or before 18/03/2022 will be automatically entered into a draw to win the opportunity for up to 8 players from your school to play as a team at Aviva Stadium. Schools that do not return the player and competition format data by this date will not be entered into this prize draw.
STEP 4 - Play football and have fun!