St. Catherine’s FC in Killybegs is hosting a special FAI/Aviva ‘Soccer Sisters’ Easter Camp which is free to those taking part.

This will be one of more than 150 locations nationwide taking part in an initiative that week see girls aged between six and 14 learn and play football.

The Killybegs camp will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th.

Aviva have worked with the FAI to help to double the amount of spaces available nationwide, and for the first time, it is completely free to take part.

This year’s festival format will incorporate Football Camps where participants will receive a limited-edition Aviva Soccer Sisters Jersey, and an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion certificate. In addition, many areas will see Football blitzes delivered with the emphasis on the non-competitive element of football.

All participating clubs will be in with a chance to win a place at the Aviva Soccer Sisters Dream Camp, which will take place at Aviva Stadium on May 29, where players will get the opportunity to play on the same field as their national heroes. Parents and coaches will be invited to nominate their clubs for a dream day out in the stadium. Details will be announced via Aviva’s social channels in the coming weeks.

Sue Ronan, Head of Women’s Football with the FAI, said; “The Aviva Soccer Sisters Camps have played a significant part in the growth of our game over the past number of years.  The camps provide young girls with the opportunity to play in a fun, safe environment, something that is very important at that age and which helps to nurture a love for the game.  This year we aim to attract around 6,000 girls to the camps, with many going on to join their local club and becoming the future of women’s football in Ireland.”

To find out more about Aviva Soccer Sisters and how to sign up for one of the Easter Football Festivals, log on to www.soccersisters.ie

Photo: Media personality and mum of three Yvonne Connolly and her daughter Ali Keating officially kicked off the FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Football Festival at the Aviva Stadium alongside Ireland international players Niamh Farrelly and Isibeal Atkinson. In attendance at the launch are, from left, Penny Roache, Pixi Roache, Abbie Larkin, Isibeal Atkinson, Ali Keating, Yvonne Connolly, Niamh Farrelly, Emily Short, Caoimhe Nannery and Eden Murphy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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