Friday night saw a huge turnout of players and parents at the Ballymena Showgrounds for a Northend United Football Development Blitz with their friends from Larne Youth and Ballymena United.
Five teams from Northend United, five teams from Larne Youth and one team from Ballymena United, covering U8, U9 and U10 age groups, entertained the watching spectators.
On display was some great football from these younger age groups, with all boys and girls thoroughly enjoying the small sided games matches.
The U14s were also in action, beating Ballyclare Colts in a pre-season match with R Lorimar, T Patchett and R Campbell on target for the Northend Blues.
The incoming week sees the U13s to U16s finalise their preparations for the new season kick-off when they all play their final pre-season matches.
FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Northend’s Football Development Centre will be up and running again on Monday 8th September at the Ballymena Showgrounds Pitch 3 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
For more details or to reserve your child a place, please contact John Devlin on 07919056834.
Fielding no less than twelve youth teams for the incoming football season, ranging in age from U8 to U16, all the Northend United Youth teams are now putting final touches for the League start on Saturday 6th September.
All at Northend United would like to congratulate Aodhan Tolan and Niall Swann on their performances for Wakehurst FC against Cliftonville FC in the recent WASP Solutions Round 2 Cup Match.
Both players were members of last season’s highly successful U17 team and both have made an immediate transition to Irish League Football with no problems.