Northend United Youth FC open nights begin on Tuesday

Northend 2004s who played in the Magherafelt Sky Blues Tournament at the weekend.
Northend 2004s who played in the Magherafelt Sky Blues Tournament at the weekend.

Northend United Youth FC are holding their Open Training Nights this week on Tuesday 16th June and Wednesday 17th June at Eaton Park, Ballymena.

The ambitious local club are already planning for next season and with their partnership with Wakehurst FC, the Club can offer the benefits of local Irish League football.

The Junior Open Night for 2003s to 2007s will be taken by the Club’s many qualified Coerver youth diploma coaches and be held on the Tuesday 16th June 6.30pm to 8.30pm, while the Senior Open Night for the 1999’s to 2002s will be held on Wednesday 17th June, again from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

With the Club planning on fielding 15 different youth teams next season, all new players will be made to feel most welcome.


Are you an ambitious individual, male or female, who is interested in taking the first step onto the football coaching ladder? This is an exciting period for our Club and we are on the lookout for new talented coaches to join us on our journey to coaching excellence. Due to a vast increase in player numbers, we plan to field a number of new teams for the 2015/16 season.

As a new coach you will embark on our Club’s ‘Coach Development Pathway’, which consists of guided practical experience under one of our senior coaches, in Club training and formal coaching qualifications.

The Club is fully committed to Coach Education and will provide opportunities to attain formal coaching qualifications through the IFA and Coerver Coaching. All initial enquiries should be made in the first instance to John Devlin on 07919 056834


Northend 2004s United team began their pre-season at the weekend when they travelled to Magherafelt to play in a in an invitational triangular tournament with Magherafelt Sky Blues and Cookstown United.

The Northend boys put in an impressive display, winning both their games. Their first was a resounding 3-0 win over Cookstown Youth, with scorers Shea O’Broin, Jack Adams and Lewis Hector and the second was a good 2-1 over hosts Magherafelt Sky Blues, with scorers Corey McMillan and Lewis Hector.

Northend: Curtis Wilson, David Magill, Kevin Cosgrove, Ben O’Neill, Owen Campbell, Jack Adams, Corey McMillan, Shay O’Broin and Lewis Hector.


The on-going relationship between Wakehurst and Northend was further cemented at the weekend when a number of U17s made their debuts for Wakehurst Strollers in their first pre-season friendly match against Braid United.

With Wakehurst FC first team Manager Paul Muir watching on, it certainly proved a good workout for the Northend boys.