Memo: International Opportunities for Students with mild Intellectual Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
The Ireland U19 Football For All Schools team also known as the Ireland U19 Learning Disabilities/Difficulties (LD) team is one of a number of disability squads supported by the Football Association of Ireland.
To qualify for the team, male players must have an intellectual disability with an IQ equal to or below 75 or the players must have been in receipt of special education assistance between the ages of 5-18.
This is an opportunity to play for their Country that we would like to offer to males in Ireland aged 16-18. Ireland plays in an annual Home Nations tournament with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that will take place in Belfast this year from Sunday, April 1 to Friday April 6.
We would ask all teachers within the post primary school system if they are aware of any of their students who would qualify for this squad and have a good standard of football (plays at a good level with Club and School) to see if the student is interested in attending this year’s trial.
The trial for the U19 LD squad will take place on Thursday, March 15 in the FAI Centre of Excellence, Abbotstown from 11am to 3pm.
If you have a student interested or have any queries please inform Oisin Jordan on firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 607 9223.
Yours in Football,
Football For All National Coordinator
Football Association of Ireland