Playing for the Future to be Represented at World Event in America

August 28, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future’s Thomas McStravick has been selected to represent us as part of a UK Delegation that will travel to Pittsburgh, USA on 18th-22nd Oct. Thomas will attend a summit that will have over 1500 delegates from all over the world.

The opportunity is great news for Playing for the Future as we continue to strive forward in our development. Thomas has been hand picked from thousands of applicants from all over the UK & Ireland and will promote his work with Playing for the Future as well as discuss current issues in the global economy.

Big names will attend the summit including Bob Geldof and Jamie Oliver as well Facebook, Google, Barclays, Rolex, Puma, Standard Chartered Bank, American Express, Allianz and many many more!

Pew will keep you updated on what’s happening on here, Facebook and twitter so make sure you get liking us on Facebook and following on twitter.

Praise for Successful Tournament

August 24, 2012 by  
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We have had some more great feedback from our Annual Tournament;

Message from Naas A.F.C

August 22, 2012 by  
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Hi Thomas
Just to say a big thank you from Naas AFC for a superb tournament run by you and your team.

We really enjoyed the day and the experience for all our lads was tremendous as we did our club proud on winning both our groups along with reaching the semi final and final.

Well done to the Glens on beating us in the final as it was a very exciting game.

Great job from you  and your TEAM and well done.
Please ensure you send an invite to us next year via the website.

My motto=       TEAM =  Together everyone achieves more


Bookings Being Taken for Technical Skills Academy

August 22, 2012 by  
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Bookings are now being taken for our Technical Skills Academies starting in Craigavon, Lurgan, Tulleyvallen and Keady. See below for more information on how to book;

Technical Skills Academy

Biggest Tournament yet is a Huge Success

August 22, 2012 by  
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Our Annual Youth Tournament continues to grow and grow each year. This year we had more teams than ever compete across two age groups u9 & u12. With many obstacles in our way from having to cancel the original date due to bad weather to changing the venue due to it being unavailable on the new rearranged date, we were forgiven to think that someone or something didn’t want us to hold the event this year. So against the odds and a last minute change to the venue yet again, we hosted a very successful tournament. Thanks to Drumcree College we were able to host the event due to bad weather the previous day leaving our other venue unplayable!

Counties Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Antrim, Down, Louth and Kildare were all represented at this years event. Irish league representation came from Ballinmallard, Loughgall, Portadown, Glenavon, Glentoran, Armagh City and Ballymena Utd.

We would like to thank all the people who helped make this day possible including Drumcree College, Playing for the Future Trust, Playing for the Future volunteers, Scouts Den, Kit Ireland, HSS Hire and of course all the teams who take part in a wonderful event.

Our tournament is all about development and providing players with opportunities to improve in a small sided environment. U9 winners on the day were Glentoran (Cup), Bush Celtic (Shield), Warrenpoint Town (Plate) and Ballynahinch Youth (Rose Bowl. U12 winners were Glenavon Select (Cup), Sion Colts (Shield), Glenavon (Plate), Warrenpoint Town (Rose Bowl).


August 17, 2012 by  
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Please be aware of the changes that have been made for tomorrow. All information under Future Tournament page.

Technical Skills Academy Launches in September with New Venues and Endorsements!!

August 13, 2012 by  
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We are delighted to announce new venues and age groups for the Technical Skills Academy starting back in Sept. We are also offering a free session at each location on the opening day of each centre.

We also have some exciting endorsements from top professional players and coaches within the game. Please see leaflet for all information.

Technical Skills Academy Leaflet

Important information for Annual Tournament – 18th August

August 7, 2012 by  
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We can now announce the following details for our upcoming tournament;


The venue is situated on the Moy Road in Portadown. The venue is easily located from Portadown Town Centre and within easy reach of the motorway. The following postcode can be used to find where all cars will be parked (500 yards from tournament venue) BT62 1EB. The car park is outside a primary school.

Once you get to the school the venue is approx 500 yards up the road and will be on your second left. We will have a sign out to ensure teams don’t drive past the entrance.


Due to the original date being cancelled we were unable to secure our usual venue for the event. All other facilities in the area are closed in prep for the new football season. The tournament will be held on a hurling pitch, see directions above. The pitches will be marked out using cones and is 100% suitable for football.


No parking will be available at the venue as we will also have a fun day in operation. All teams can drop off their players at the venue then park at the school (Post code above). A shuttle bus service will then be in operation.


Teams are advised to come changed. However we do have some changing facilities available.

Fun Day

The Playing for the Future Trust will be running a mini fun day for any young kids attending the event. A bouncy castle will be available with Zumba Dance, music and a burger van selling burgers and tea. We will also have a tuck shop available selling refreshments. Toilet facilities are available.


Teams are advised to have a completed registration form (please ensure numbers players are wearing are the same as on the sheet). All teams should be registered at least 20 mins before kick off. Proof of age is required for all players.