Sky Blues news

ALL players are requested to check the Blues website for the latest training details.

To keep up to date with all team information please visit www.skybluesfc.net

Training for the new season begins on Saturday 30th June at 12noon at Spires Park, for all first team and reserve team players. Anyone interested in joining the club will be most welcome.

The Magherafelt Sky Blues Ground Development Lotto will continue next weekend.

No one matched the correct numbers last week. The £25 lucky dip winner for last week was.

Tickets are on sale for next Saturday’s draw from all committee members. The jackpot is now £450.

New Season

At present it is proposed that five of Magherafelt Sky Blues Youth Teams will be participating in the National League, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 17.

Under 12

Will be in Group A along with Ballinamallard United, Bertie Peacock Youth, Coleraine Academy, Derry Colts, Dungannon Youth, Foyle Harps, Maiden City, North End and Portadown Youth. They will play each other once, then the top five in group A and B will play each other twice and the same for the bottom five teams from each section

Under 13

Will be Section A along with Ballinamallard Youth, Carniny Youth, Cliftonville, Derry Colts, Dungannon Youth, Limavady Youth, Linfield, Lisburn Youth,, Ridgeway Rovers, Sion Swifts and St Oliver Plunkett FC.

Under 14

Will be in Section B along with Ballymena Youth Academy, Ballymoney United, Bertie Peacock Youth, North End United, Coleraine Academy, Cookstown Youth FC, Crusaders, Derry Colts, Glenavon, Glendowan, Glentoran Academy and Warrenpoint Town.

Under 15

Will be in Section B along with Ballymena Youth Academy, Ballymoney United, Carniny Youth, Coleraine Academy, Cookstown Youth, Derry Colts, Glendowan, and Limavady Youth. Portadown Youth, Tri-Star Boys, Trojans and Warrenpoint Town

Under 17

This league has yet to be confirmed; if going ahead the Blues will be along with Ballymena United, Cliftonville, Foyle Harps, Glenavon, Larne Youth, Limavady Youths, Linfield and Warrenpoint Town.

Irish FA/McDonald’s Club Accreditation Scheme

As part of the evolving Grassroots Development Programme the Irish Football Association is pleased to announce that Magherafelt Sky Blues have joined the new Club Accreditation scheme in partnership with McDonald’s.

The aim of the scheme is to support the development and recognition of clubs that are working towards good practice policies and procedures.

The Club Accreditation Scheme: • provides a clear and structured approach to improving and developing your club • provides your club with coach bursaries, coach mentoring and club development • provides your club with free footballs, cones and junior bibs • demonstrates to partners, parents and young people that your club is child friendly and safe • provides a benchmark for club quality

This Club Accreditation is a quality accreditation scheme for clubs within the McDonald’s Small-Sided Games Development Centres. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.

Programme Structure Club Accreditation 1. Accreditation Process 2. Club Audit 3. Selection Criteria (Matrix System) 4. Coaching Bursaries (2 places per club) 5. Coach Mentoring Process 6. Best practice polices