Ballynahinch Youth

We are a cross community club that caters for boys and girls aged 4 years and older. We are accredited by Sport NI and the Irish Football Association.

Our Mini Soccer section focuses on fundamental movement skills with an introduction to football. Our small-sided age groups play games in the IFA Games Development Programme (GDP). Here they start to develop their understanding of match scenarios in a non-competitive environment. Once they progress out of the GDP they will play in the South Belfast Invitational Youth Football League. However, this is another year of non-competitive football. After that, they will move to 11-a-side competitive league football until they reach Under 17.

The main focus of the youth section is to develop the whole player under the ethos of Strengths Based Coaching, with a clear pathway through to our Senior Men’s and Ladies teams.

We are a community club engaging with, providing resources for and helping local schools and community groups.

We strive to ensure that every child will be challenged to reach their potential in a fun, safe and caring environment.

For more information you can get in touch by emailing

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Become a member of Ballynahinch Youth and reach your potential in a fun, safe and caring environment while learning the joy of football!

Training schedule

Information about when and where youth training will take place.