PEACE IV Cross Community / Cross Border Youth Sports Programme – Futsal Sessions

17th May 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in association with Omagh Futsal Club has organised new free Futsal sessions as part of the PEACE IV Cross Community / Cross Border Youth Sports Programme. This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The free coach-led programme for children and young people aged 13 – 16 years will commence on Sunday 20 May 2018 at Omagh Leisure Complex from 10.00am – 11.00am.

The aim of the sessions is to encourage children and young people to engage in sporting activities while forming positive and effective relationships with people whom they would not normally socialise or play sport with. It will focus on enhancing the capacity to make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, the Chairman of the PEACE IV Partnership, Councillor Sean Clarke, said:

“Each participating group is already delivering tangible benefits to their communities and it is envisaged that the Youth Sports Programme will enhance these benefits, through establishment of new sports clubs, capacity building, skills development and cross-community/cross-border sporting events.  It is an opportunity for the groups involved to connect with and learn from each other, promote their community to new members whilst at the same time offering a wealth of health and recreational benefits.”

Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information and to register on the programme, please contact Ryan Hanna, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 8225 6216, by email at ryan.hanna@fermanaghomagh.com or visit www.fermanaghomagh.com.

Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.