• Football for All workshop
Photos from the Football for All workshop held last Saturday in Abbotstown
The DDSL/FAI held a "Football for All" workshop in Abbotstown last Saturday, and thanks to Gerry Reardon, Mick Kennedy and Christy McElligot for the setting up and presenting the workshop. To all the speakers that gave up their time on a Saturday morning, to pass on their knowledge and offer assistance to the clubs in attendance, I would to thank you also.

The DDSL/FAI held a "Football for All" workshop in Abbotstown last Saturday, and thanks to Gerry Reardon, Mick Kennedy and Christy McElligot for the setting up and presenting the workshop. To all the speakers that gave up their time on a Saturday morning, to pass on their knowledge and offer assistance to the clubs in attendance, I would to thank you also. We had a number of clubs who have already been involved in "Football for All" programme for the past number of years and new clubs who are taking their first steps on the journey, it was great to see you all there on Saturday, and to thank you on behalf of the league for your attendance.


FOOTBALL FOR ALL LEAGUE

PROPOSALS

FORMATION OF LEAGUE
Ethos:

TO RUN SIMILAR & AS CLOSE TO THE ‘MAINSTREAM LEAGUES’ i.e. SSG LEAGUES:

*** PLAYERS COME FIRST
*** PARTICIPATION
*** INCLUSIVE TOURNAMENTS
Format:
NON-TROPHY FOOTBALL: For the Provisional Season MARCH 2020
CURRENT CLUBS IN THE DUBLIN/LEINSTER REGION: TBC
AGE GROUPS: Groups: u6 to u10....u11 to u13...u14 to u16
LEAGUE: 4 to 6 teams in each Division in the different groups.

GRADING: ***Teams to be Graded on initial advice from clubs etc

Strong/Weak.
***Different Divisions....

Other Divisions to be ‘Mixed’ with Mainstream Players

DURATION & FORMAT OF GAMES:
ou6 to u10.....4 x 6 mins.....5-A-Side
ou11 to u13...4 x 10mins....7-A-Side
ou14 to u16.. 2 X 25mins....9-A-Side
INITIAL SEASON: Proposal to begin in MARCH 2020 with one fixture every 2 weeks

LEAGUE SET UP: Under FAI/DDSL

BENEFITS FROM FAI/DDSL LEAGUE:

*** Structures already in place with both FAI/DDSL
*** Regulations already in place with DDSL
*** Insurance
*** Fixtures to be set by DDSL/MK
*** Fixtures to appear with all other DDSL fixtures
*** Approx. 150 DDSL Clubs....1,900+ teams....
*** To target DDSL Clubs to enter teams into ‘Football for All’ League
For season September 2020.
MIXED MINI WORLD CUP TOURNAMENTS: To organise 3 tournaments over the season in different locations i.e. Abbotstown.


NOTE: PROVISIONAL LEAGUES....FEEDBACK FROM ALL CLUBS/COACHES/PARENTS THROUGH-OUT FIRST SEASON SO WE HAVE CORRECT FORMAT IN PLACE FOR SEPT 2020.

Any queries, please contact Mick Kennedy at 086-2669311 or e-mail michael@sfkennedylowe.com


13/01/2020 08:56