CHARLEVILLE Soccer Club are preparing to run the Football for All programme starting on Sunday 21st October from 3pm to 4pm - and on every Sunday after that - at the club's Moatville Grounds at Limerick Road Charleville, reports the local club secretary, Eileen Quealey O'Connell.
The Football Association of Ireland in conjunction with the 'Local and Community Development section of The Department of the Environment and the National Dairy Council have recently launched the 'Football For All Club Programme'.
This programme works with clubs to help them become more inclusive to children aged 6 to14 years of any ability. The Football for All teams, in a network of clubs nationwide, will embrace diversity and promote the true meaning of football for all.
"This new programme
will ensure the inclusion of children of all abilities in the football community in Ireland.
Football for All clubs are breaking down barriers by becoming inclusive to all, guaranteeing that all children regardless of ability will in the future have the same opportunity to play football for their local club," said Oisin Jordan the national co-ordinator of the FAI Football for All programme.