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IRISH FA Nutty Krust Summer Soccer Schools – book your place today!


Co-ordinated by the Irish FA’s Grassroots Development Officers and staffed by qualified coaches, the Soccer Schools are the ideal way to get your children active over the summer months.   The grassroots programme is for boys and girls from 5 to 14 years of age and of all abilities.

“This programme provides a great opportunity for children to have fun and get active this summer, whether they are looking to improve their skills and play competitively in the future or just want to have some fun during their school holidays, the soccer schools are definitely a brilliant way to stay fit and occupied this summer,” said Damien.  “I would encourage all boys and girls to go along to their local Nutty Krust Summer Soccer School, where they will learn new skills and have loads of fun.”

Irish FA Head of Grassroots Football, Lee Carroll, said: “We really encourage all parents to get their kids along to one of the Nutty Krust Summer Soccer Schools.  The children are guaranteed to develop their skills, learn new skills, meet new friends and most importantly have a great time.  This year we have a load of new and exciting skill challenges for children to try including football inflatables to test your free kick accuracy, the brilliant ‘speed cage’ which tests the power of your shot and also the ‘quick feet’ challenge which tests the speed and accuracy of your passing.

“This year the Irish FA will be looking for 50 players who stand out throughout the country to come along to a special “Search for a Star” event.  On that day we will have a series of skills challenges used to identify the next George Best, David Healy or Jonny Evans.  And at the end of the day two winners will be selected to receive a year sponsorship from the Irish FA along with boots and tracksuits for training.”

Irwin’s Commercial Director, Michael Murphy said: “We celebrated our centenary in 2012 and as a business we have a long history of supporting grassroots sports development in Northern Ireland. Irwin’s is calling on all aspiring young footballers to come along and join in the fun – the Nutty Krust Summer Soccer Schools Programme provides a fantastic opportunity for kids develop their football skills and keep active throughout the summer.”

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