Football Development Programme

The programme aims to create a structured approach to the development of football in the borough.

It provides Grassroots football through courses.

Current Courses

Summer Football Skills Weeks  – Starts 1st July 2019 to 23rd August aimed at 4-13 year olds with multiple venues throughout the borough.

Time :10am-1pm

Dates & Venues:

1-5 July - Londonderry Park, Newtownards

1-5 July - Comber Leisure Centre, Comber

15-19 July - St Marys Primary School, Kircubbin

23-27 July - Ballywalter Football Pavillion, Ballywalter (behind the primary school)

29 July - 2 August - Crommelin Park, Donaghadee

5-9 August - Portaferry Football Pavillion, Anne Street, Portaferry

12-16 August - Comber Leisure Centre, Comber

19-23 August - Londonderry Park, Newtownards

 Cost: £37 for 1st Child / £22 for additional child or additional venue

Please complete a registration form (below) and return along with payment to the Spoorts Development office in Londonderry Park

 

Adult Disability Football - Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Dates: 1, 8, 15, 29 April & 13 & 20 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September & 7 October

Time: 11am-12noon

 

Kids Disability Football - Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Dates: 1, 8, 15, 29 April & 13 & 20 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September & 7 October

Time: 5.00-6.00pm

 

Walking football - Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Dates: Every Wednesday to 26th June

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

 

Community Cup - Londonderry Park

Dates: 4, 11,18,25 May & 1,8,15, 22 June 

 

Borough Cup –  this is an adult preseason tournament.

Dates: 15,16,17,18 & 22,23,24,25 July Final 29 July

 

Finished programmes included:

  • Primary school league had 18 schools taking part. The League was won by Londonderry Primary School. This was the 1st time they have won it since 1963.
  • 9 aside leagues for Primary schools (Fiinal at end of May)
  • Peninsula League 
  • Football Development Centre  This programme was fully booked with 80 kids participating
  • Easter Camp
  • Girls programme - Girls finals day 29th May

For further information on any of our soccer development programmes please contact our Soccer Development Officer Craig Brotherston at craig.brotherston@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk