Northend United Youth sides kick off on Saturday


The two week festive fixture shut down has now come to a close and training recommenced last night (Monday 4th January) at the Showgrounds for all teams.

A number of the teams have been keeping in practice during the holidays with a series of friendly fixtures and some good-natured old scores being settled - not least amongst the team managers - in the U10 v U11, U14 v U15 and U16 v U17 matches.

All Daily Mirror Lisburn Youth League teams are looking forward to getting back to competitive action on Saturday 9th January, with a return to their League and Cup programs.

The U11s are relishing their NIBFA Cup match against fellow Lisburn Invitational Youth League team Hillsborough Colts in a rare Ballymena Showgrounds appearance. A win will see the Ballymena Boys into the last 16 in this prestigious tournament.

The U12s are also in NIBFA Cup action when they travel to Armagh City for a match that has been postponed once already due to adverse weather conditions.

The remaining teams all see a return to League action, in what has been the most competitive League tournaments to date.


Northend United’s Football Development Centre recommences again on Wednesday 20th January from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Louis school gym.

The Football Development Centre is open to all boys and girls aged 4 to 8 inclusive and is under the direction of Northend’s Uefa B and Coerver certified Head Coach, John Devlin.

For more information, or to reserve your child a place on the course, please call John Devlin on 07919056834. Application forms can also be printed off the Northend website


A Coaches and Committee Meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 12th January @ Michelin Club 7.00pm - 8.30pm. All teams must be represented.