Football is Northern Ireland’s most played sport and a large part of Northern Irish culture. Through the ‘Let them Play’ initiative, the Irish Football Association (the IFA) hope to empower boys and girls whatever their background or ability level, to develop a lifelong love for the game.
Tor Bank School launched the ‘Cornmarket Insurance Let Them Play FA Cup’ 2017 at the National Stadium at Windsor Park on Wednesday the 17th of May. The five-a-side tournament for schools cater for pupils with a Learning Disability.
The event will kick off this Friday the 19th of May from 11am-1.30pm at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn. Over 150 pupils will be in attendance from over Northern Ireland and the tournament is divided into two sections (11-14-year-olds and 15-19-year-olds). Cornmarket is delighted to be able to contribute to such an initiative which helps to provide an excellent opportunity for the community.
“The building blocks of this new Youth Football Strategy are every bit as important as the building blocks of the new National Football Stadium, if we are to create Northern Ireland teams who can compete on the world stage in the future and make our fans proud. It is an exciting time for the sport of football and there is untapped potential. By delivering the objectives set out the IFA will be doing all in its power to ensure it is creating compelling pathways to grow the game, and for all young people to get involved and stay involved in the game.”