Northend United teams enjoy small-sided tournament action

Northend Pumas U9s who played in an U9 tournament at the Showgrounds on Saturday.
Northend Pumas U9s who played in an U9 tournament at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

As the season draws to an end, two of the Northend U9 teams were involved in a small sided games tournament at the Showgrounds, organised by the Club’s Football Development Officer, John Devlin.

Featuring eight overall teams, including two from Ballymena Academy, two from Carniny, two from host club Northend United and one each from Antrim Rovers and Whitehead Eagles, the tournament was a huge success, played before a sizeable group of parents and spectators.

The tournament was highly enjoyed by all with some outstanding football on display, a number of well taken goals and some great goal-keeping.

Northend would like to extend their thanks to the Irish FA’s Mid and East Antrim Grassroots Coach, Michael McClean for attending the tournament and giving his seal of approval on another well organised competition.

Northend Youth Panel: Lucas White, Fergal McKay, Daire Higgins, Bobby Crawford, Brandon Andrews, Nicholas Agnew, Sean Og O’Neill

Northend Pumas Panel: Samuel Rogalski, Conrad McIlhatton, Calum Watt, Jakub Gorski, Edward McKendry, Michael O’Donnell, Ryan Harkin, Alan Nowak, James Dickson, Alex Witty


Northend United’s JBE Football Development Centre continues on Wednesday 18th May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Louis 3G.

The JBE Football Development Centre is open to all boys and girls, 2009 to 2012 inclusive and is under the direction of Northend’s Uefa B and Coerver certified Head Coach, John Devlin.


Building on the strength of the number of girls attending our JBE Football Development Football Centre and our younger 7-a-side teams, the Club is now continuing its All Girls Player Development Centre for girls born between 2009 and 2012 and this continues on Wednesday 18h May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Louis Sports Hall.

For more information, or to reserve your child a place on the course, please call John Devlin on 07919 056834. Application forms can also be printed off the Northend website


Already planning for next season, Northend United are holding their annual open training nights on Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd June at the Showgrounds.

The sessions are open to all and will be supervised by Northend’s Irish FA’s qualified coaches. 2006s to 2009s should attend on Tuesday 21st from 6.30 to 8.30pm, while 2000s to 2005s should attend on Thursday 23rd June , again from 6.30-8.30pm


The Junior Awards Night for the U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s will be held on Friday 27th May at the Michelin Club. The Senior Awards Night for the U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s and U17s will be held on Thursday 26th May, at the same venue.