Local Children enjoy Good Relations at Football Skills course

Tuesday 28th February 2023

A six-week programme between Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Good Relations team and Ards and North Down Football Development was successfully delivered at Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex.

A group of adults and children smile at the camera. They are standing on a football pitch in front of the goal posts.

Throughout January and February, children aged 5 to 11-years-old attended the football skills course, giving them an opportunity to learn new skills and understand the meaning of ‘good relations’ both on and off the pitch, while socialising with others from across the community.

Good Relations workshops were facilitated by PeacePlayersNI. The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas, visited the children to celebrate the end of what was a successful programme.

For more information about Good Relations programmes, visit Good Relations | Ards and North Down Borough Council

Back row (L-R): Paul Hawkins (Glen Community Church); Debbie Byrne (Operations Team Leader, PeacePlayers NI); Brady Rutherford (PeacePlayer International Fellow); and coaches Ashley Paden, Ryan Shaw, Jonathan Adams and Stephen Henderson.

Front row: Donna Mackey (Good Relations) with Sam, Colby, Capri, Emi-Rose and the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas.