This weekend heralded the return of the hugely popular fonaCAB Development League.
Every Saturday morning, Solitude plays host to a host of teams across various age-groups, where boys and girls born in 2012-13 contest games consisting of three 12-minute periods in a fun and simplified environment.
Following a brief break over the Christmas and New Year period, the 2019 series commenced yesterday morning, when representatives from Cliftonville to Crusaders, Larne to Linfield and St Malachy’s to Shankill Juniors played their part in an entertaining round of games.
More than 350 players from a total of 54 teams took part on the day organisers were delighted to oversee the introduction of the inaugural Girls section, where youngsters from St James Swifts Ladies, Carnmoney Ladies, Linfield Ladies, Crusaders Strikers, Larne Ladies, St Malachy’s and Cumann Spoirt An Phobail were all involved.
Don’t forget our player development programme continues throughout the week at the Cliftonville Skill School, with sessions – which are open to boys and girls of mixed abilities aged 4-9 – taking place between 4.45-5.45pm every Monday and Wednesday at a cost of just £3.