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Ballina 2023, in association with the Celtic FC Foundation and their partners Sport and Social Change Network Ireland, will deliver a year long Community Based sports programme featuring:
Year-round community football sessions: free access supervised sessions and coaching utilising local facilities in areas where young people gather – including multi use games areas.
Year-round football-based coaching and education in schools: offering sports based activities at a primary school level and education projects working with secondary schools.
Estate based Football league: Establishment of an estate based league, engaging communities across Ballina and its regions in regular matches, incorporating a finals day.
Summer Camps and Holiday programmes: offering summer camps and local matches and tournaments using local facilities and Ballina Town FC pitches in Belleek.
Local tournaments: bringing teams and communities together to play in local tournaments with community events / celebrations built around the matches.
Celebration events: special events based around Ballina 2023 celebrations, including potential representative games and events with visiting teams from Belfast and the USA.
The above will also feature specific programmes designed to engage and work with girls and young women within the project.