A very special Finn Harps Family Academy and Schools Fun Day is taking place on tomorrow (Friday, August 31) at the Curragh in Killygordon.

It is in association with the FAI with a range activities scheduled for the afternoon from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

All children attending the Fun Day will have free admission to the big Finn Harps League of Ireland First Division game against Galway Utd in Ballybofey on that evening.

Finn Harps is about to start their tenth year delivering the Schools Programme across Donegal with a number of very special events planned to  mark the anniversary during the 2018/19 season.

Schools Co-ordinator John Campbell says details on these events will be announced shortly.

Dates for a number of the regular programme of activities have been confirmed. 

The Finn Harps Schools Third and Fourth Year Cup competition will be held on October 2, 3 and 4.

The Finn Harps Schools trip to the FAI Senior Cup Final at the beginning of November goes ahead as normal. It is available to all Schools who particulate in the Schools Programme. 

The 2019 Finn Harps Road Safety Competition 2019 will have it’s launch on January 8. Entries will close on January 24. Judging of the competition will take place on January 29. The unveiling of the winner will take place at the first home Finn Harps match next season.

The Inclusion Cup, which is an event for schools with less than 35 pupils, will be held on April 10.

The Fran Fields Cup is scheduled for June 4, 5 and 6.

Mr Campbell confirmed that the Finn Harps coaching sessions will commence in the schools from this coming Monday, September 3.

“This year our schools coaching session will carry a number of specific skills tests designed by head of our Academy Kevin McHugh and Dessie Mc Glinchey the Finn Harps head of schools coach.

“A nutrition programme has been designed specifically for children to promote best practice for taking part in sport and generally to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

“We will have a number of huge announcements in relation to our programme in the coming weeks and look forward to making our tenth anniversary a year to remember for all,” Mr Campbell concluded.

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