DDSL Football for All Meeting
Monday 5th September 7pm Abbottstown


To all DDSL Club Secretaries

Please note that there will be a meeting for all clubs who are interested in participating in the new DDSL Football for All League to begin the weekend of Sat/Sun 24th/25th Sept.

We are holding a Football for All meeting next Monday 5th Sept in Abbotstown from 7pm to 8.30pm. All are welcome.

This meeting will discuss all issues i.e. Age Groups//Ability Grading/Format/Mini World Cup Tournaments etc & we will be looking for feedback from existing FFA clubs & any ideas from new people/clubs.

The games will be run every two weeks or so & days/times can be agreed between clubs.

The League itself will be a provisional League…similar to the early set up of the current SSG. This will allow us to receive input over the next few months…from clubs/managers/parents & of course the players. This will allow us to have the correct format going into 2023.

There will be an official launch of the DDSL Football for All League in Irishtown on Saturday 8th Oct 2022. On the day we will run another ‘Mini World Cup’ where we will have 16 teams at the different age groups & up to 150 players attending.

Some Clubs are unsure what Football for All is. Therefore it is important to relay the message below. In my own club we have up to 50 players from ages 3 to 18…both boys & girls & some of the players continue to show fantastic skills.

‘Football for All gives opportunities for all players with various disabilities …who may struggle to excel in the environment of underage football or who need additional support to develop as footballers. The Football for All clubs enable these players to join the club & attend training sessions. They will also participate in the DDSL new League…the Mini World Cups….& compete in FAI Football for All festivals.

There is also a Sub-Committee who looks after the DDSL FFA & the running of the FFA Mini World Cup Tournaments. They are:

Mick Kennedy DDSL FFA/Knocklyon Utd; Peter Fullerton DDSL Fixture Sec U7 to U9; Gerry Riordan Fingal County Council; Martin Mates Lourdes Celtic FFA; Alan O Halloran St John Bosco.

For those of you who are interested in setting up a Football for All Club…the satisfaction & enjoyment from these players & matches is enormous.

Any queries please contact Mick Kennedy at 086-2669311 or e-mail secretary@knocklyonfc.com

Hope to see as many of you next Monday.

Yours in Sport

DDSL Football for All Committee

01/09/2022 23:59