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.

Annual Tournament Changes – UPDATED

June 29, 2012 by  
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Due to our usual venue, Craigavon Senior High School, being closed on the 18th August and many teams unable to attend the 7th July we have been forced to move our Annual event elsewhere.

The Tournament will now be held on the 18th August at the Sports Field on the Moy Road, Portadown just a couple of hundred yards away from Drumcree College, Portadown, BT62 1QQ. Once you go past the school on your left the venue is the second left. You will see a sign directing you to the venue.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We do however believe that this date is best suited so that teams can prepare for the new season. What better way than to compete against teams from all over Ireland North and South.

Tournament Postponed

June 15, 2012 by  
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Due to the bad weather conditions the annual tournament on the 16th June has been postponed. We will be announcing a new date early next week.

Offer Ends on Monday

June 7, 2012 by  
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Our very popular special offer on our 1-to-1 Specialised Coaching Programme ends on Monday 11th June 2012 at 5pm. The offer of 10 sessions for a 50% off £100 has proved to be a popular offer but those wishing to book a place may act fast and book before the 5pm deadline on Monday.

Lurgan Park Show

June 1, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future have a stall at this years Lurgan Park Show tomorrow (Sat 2nd June 2012). We will be doing skills coaching sessions, penalty shoot outs as well as having some great items for sale including footballs, pump bags and much more.

We will be there from early morning until the show finishes so we look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information call Thomas on 07821579451

Technical Skills Academy Craigavon Centre Looking for New Players

June 1, 2012 by  
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Our Technical Skills Academy in Craigavon is currently on the lookout for new players. The Technical Skills Academy has been designed using methods from all over the world including top clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, Everton and Leeds United. The Technical Skills Academy is a programme designed to improve performance both on and off the pitch teaching skills that help with personal development.

Our Craigavon Technical Skills Academy group recently enjoyed a trip over to Everton F.C where they enjoyed a coaching session, tour of academy and 1st team training facilities, watched u18’s v Manchester United and enjoyed a first team Premiership game.

Our Technical Skills Academy is designed to help clubs develop their players and compliment the good work that goes on in clubs around the country. We currently cater for 8-10 year olds but invite expressions of interest for younger players especially the 6-7 age bracket.

If you are interested then please contact Thomas McStravick on 07821579451 or email [email protected]

Places are limited and we anticipate that places will fill up quite quickly.

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