The Football Association of Ireland - Rules of Association effective from the 7 March 2008.
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This written document sets out the rules and principles of the Association.
The Constitution was amended and later ratified at the Annual General Meeting in November 2007.
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The Plan, which will operate in conjunction with the Associationís Technical Development Plan, was formulated in consultation with the teachers who currently run existing competitions and teams.
The aim of the Football in Schools Programme is to increase the number of football participants in schools over the next three years. This will be achieved by:
to increase participation by providing opportunities at an appropriate level
to provide well structured age appropriate competitions
to provide a pathway and resources for developing coaching
to create a support network of management structures and administration
to maintain and build strong relationships with key stakeholders
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CODE OF ETHICS PROGRAMME
The Football Association of Ireland is indebted to the countless number of volunteers who give of their time in providing football opportunities for children and young children. Like all sports, football provides an excellent pathway for children and young people to learn new skills, become more confident and maximise their own potential. Through their participation, they can learn and develop life skills, have fun and enjoyment. Make friends and experience life in a way that can enhance their personal growth throughout their lives.
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Coaches, parents and administrators all have an important role to play in promoting good practice on children's sport. They should have, as their first priority, children's safety and enjoyment of the sport.
The FAI wants sport to be safe, to be fun and to ensure that no matter what sport young people are involved in, that it takes place in the spirit of "FAIR PLAY".
Fair play is the guiding principle of the Irish Sport's Council's Code of Ethics as well as the FAI'S Code of Ethics and Good Practice which is designed to provide guidance for those working with young people in football. It outlines the type of issues that need to be discussed and addressed to provide the safest and most enjoyable environmental not only for players but also the coaches and volunteers involved.
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