Coleraine Strikers – Disability Football

In 2016, The IFA approached the Foundation to take over the running of the Coleraine Strikers – football for children and young people with learning and physical disabilities.

Since 2016, we have gone from a dozen young people over 15 training for one hour each week to now facilitating two indoor sessions each week at the University of Ulster’s Sport Centre in Coleraine. The junior section has 25 (5- to 14-year-olds) and the senior section has 20 young people aged 14 and above.

Our older age group participate in the IFA disability league and George Best Community Cup. We have a fantastic bunch of enthusiastic players and a brilliant coaching team.

This group always held a very special place in Harry’s heart and the smiles and laughter when he appeared at training was palpable.

My son loves being part of this group. He has progressed from being a boy who always needed a hand to hold to running in by himself and grabbing a ball. Being part of this team has really built his self-esteem, with the added bonus of burning off energy and improving football skills

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