The Football for All programme, is a programme of the Football Association of Ireland with a central aim to deliver football opportunities to people who may not ordinarily get a chance to play the game. The Football for All programme is made up of players from all groups and sporting bodies that cater for people with a disability who want to play football.
The FAI in the past 4 years has established a number of associations to govern particular programmes within Football for All, these are Blind Football Ireland (BFI), Association of Irish Powerchair Football (AIPF) and Irish Amputee Football Association (IAFA). All three independently govern their specific football game across Ireland providing the pathway for their members from grassroots to international where possible.
In 2010 the FAI Football For All programme established a network of Football For All Clubs through our existing community clubs across Ireland. These clubs provide opportunities for children with specific needs and may struggle to excel in the competitive environment of underage football or who need additional supports to develop as footballers to join the club, train and compete at FAI FFA club festivals. Meath LSP supports the Football for All programme locally by assisting local clubs to become more inclusive in Meath.
Football for All Clubs in Meath:
- East Meath United (in development)
If you would like to learn more about the Football for All Programme visit: http://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/football-for-all-programme
If you would like to learn more about the Football for All programme in Meath please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Terry Donegan or call 046-9067337.