Rathfriland Football Club’s youth section gets back into full swing with an appeal for new players

The youth section of Rathfriland Football Club are getting back into full swing after the summer break.

Training is recommencing at Iveagh Park on Wednesday 6th August from 7pm.

The youth section of the club caters for players from 5 to 17 years old.

The ethos of Rathfriland Football Club Youth is to provide an opportunity for all children, boys and girls from five to 17 to play and enjoy the game of football whether it’s at our training sessions or for if selected for a team.

In doing so they aim to promote the health and well being of the children involved, whilst also ensuring they have the opportunity to become the best they possibly can be, in a safe and friendly environment.

The club has 15 IFA qualified coaches who coach and manage nine teams.

The younger teams play in the IFA Games Development Centre in Newry, U11 to U17s in the Mid-Ulster Youth League.

Chairman Lindsay Bronte explained that the club moved our teams to the Mid Ulster Youth League last season and this proved to be a great experience for the players and coaches alike with the added bonus of picking up six trophies along the away.

“We have entered seven teams in the Mid - Ulster Youth League for the 14/15 season with the aim of developing our young local talent to play in the senior teams of the future,” he said.

“Players of all ages would be very welcome to join the various squads.

Lindsay concluded by saying: “we would love to see more young talent come through the gates of the club on Wednesday nights so if anyone would like to come along and try out for a team they will be made very welcome by our coaching team.”

For more information contact Lindsay Bronte on 07720 437573, visit rathfrilandfcyouth.com or Facebook, better still just come along to Iveagh Park on Wednesday at 7pm starting on 6th August and join in.

Rathfriland Football Club Youth are intending to enter teams in the Mid-Ulster League at the following age groups Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under15/16 and Under 17 this season and would particularly welcome players born in 1998 to 2004 to try out for these teams.

Everyone is welcome at the club for the trials nightonWednesday 6th August at 7.00pm, at Iveagh Park, Rathfriland.