Community Programmes

Glow Football

Glow football first and foremost offers a fun and social experience for participants. This programme puts the focus on having a good time over being the best player. This is a new concept of playing the beautiful game. The programme has been rolled out in a number of clubs and towns in Fingal to date; Baldoyle, Donabate and Skerries with more to come in the future.

The main idea is to entice girls into the sport who may have never played before or who may have played but for whatever reason had left the sport. It takes away any inhibitions of body image or making a mistake and allows the girls enjoy the game.

Late Night League

The Late Night League takes place during prime anti-social hours and is based around the concept of using football as a tool for social inclusion and learning. Through partnership with Fingal County Council, An Garda Síochána, the FAI Late Night League aims to:

  • Divert youths from crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Encourage 'at risk' young people to participate in meaningful activities thus reducing anti-social behaviour. 
  • Promote and further engage with youths and communities. 

The Late Night League takes places in a number of venues in Fingal during the year and are open for participants aged 11 to 18+ and is FREE to play.

Walking Football

Since January 2017, the FAI has delivered the Walking Football programme in 37 venues across Ireland with more than 500 people taking part. The FAI have partnered with, Age and Opportunity Ireland to help encourage older adults to keep active.

The programme aims to get older men and women back into the game in a fun and social environment. The Fingal / FAI Development Officers run the programme in the Baldoyle, Swords, Balbriggan and Dublin 15 areas, and are supported by the local clubs.