The first FAI late night football league is starting on Friday, 20 February at the Galway Hibernians astro-pitches. It is free to attend and is open to players aged 13 to 18. The Late Night League (LNL) is a diversionary programme incorporating soccer leagues aimed at encouraging at risk young people to participate in meaningful activities, thus reducing anti-social behaviour involving young people in disadvantaged areas. The initiative is based around the concept of using football as a tool for social inclusion and learning. Through partnership and interagency co-operation the Late Night Leagues aim to:
â€¢ Divert youths from crime and anti-social behaviour
â€¢ Encourage at risk young people to participate in meaningful activities
â€¢ Promote and further engage with youths and communities
If you are interested in participating please contact me on 086-0418648
Football for All
John Delaney visited Knocknacarra FC last week. The club’s Football For All programme caters for children on the ASD spectrum. Knocknacarra FC provide this service, based on specialised drills and core muscle training exercises designed to help children on the spectrum who may have motor skills issues. John Delaney praised the club saying, â€œI must compliment this club for the highly professional manner they go about their business. It is a real pleasure for me to see so many young children involved and enjoying the beautiful game. The fantastic work being done with special needs children was a joy to behold.