Leitrim’s Masters Soccer League is back from October 15th!

Leitrim’s Masters Soccer League is back from October 15th!

The Football Association of Ireland and Leitrim Sports Partnership along with Healthy Ireland have launched the FAI/LSP 5-a-side Leitrim’s Masters League to give men over 40’s opportunity to relive their youth and play the beautiful game again.

Building on the success of the previous instalment we are looking to recruit 4-6 teams of up to 10 players in a squad to get involved in this exciting initiative. The aim of this programme is to reactivate and engage men who have dropped out of team sports and physical activity and our looking to get fit, lose weight and improve their overall health and fitness once again.

‘This was partnership initiative between the FAI, Leitrim County Council and Healthy Ireland. For men who no longer play, this is a great way to get involved in team sports again” stated Damon Kearney, Leitrim County Council/FAI Community Soccer Officer adding that “Over 80 men got back involved in the sport previously to get buzz of playing competitive sport and is a fun way of keeping fit as part of a healthy lifestyle to promote positive mental health.”

This project gives local men over 40, the perfect opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity in the form of soccer in a fun and friendly environment. So don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to get involved in this exciting soccer initiative. Remember” it’s never too late to get Active” so if you want to get involved, please don’t hesitate to register your interest/team.

The Leitrim Masters soccer league will take place in Drumshanbo Astro Pitch, starting on Friday the 15th October and running for 6 weeks each Friday from 7pm to 9pm.The format is simple, max 6 teams in the league meaning each week you will participate in one match per week for 7 consecutive weeks against different opposition in a bid to finish in the top four to qualify for the Semi Finals and Final in bid to be crowned the second ever FAI/LSP Master's Soccer League Champions.

The cost per team is €100, which works out at €10 per person for the 10 weeks. Each squad must have 8 players over the age of 40 but each team is allow 2 underage players aged between 35 to 40 years old and must be submitted in the 10 man squad list. The deadline for entering a team into the Masters League is Monday 11th October, so don’t delay in entering your team

To register your team for this excellent initiative, Please contact the FAI Leitrim County Council Football Development Officer Damon Kearney at damon.kearney@fai.ie