Some background information about
our League and where it all started.
Football has always been an integral part of the community within the Ards & North Down area. With the growth of the hugely successful NDA Small Sided Games programme over many years, a number of lead coaches representing many of our local football clubs have discussed the need for a local youth league to be reinstated. It has been over 25 years from Ards & North Down had its own Youth League. So, when the world paused due to the pandemic of Covid-19 in 2020 this allowed time for thought and reflection and the decision was made to form a new league in the area. When competitive sport was able to play again the time was right to start a new and exciting opportunity for; local players, coaches, clubs, and family members to complement the existing and excellent leagues all our clubs are already involved in around Northern Ireland. NDAYFFL is not a replacement for any league as this is not a traditional league this is the FIRST of its kind within Northern Ireland as it is a Football and Futsal League. The ethos is to allow each; player, coach & referee involved to be challenged with both disciplines without the need to choose (HYBRID League). The outdoor league will kick off first and then pause to allow the Futsal indoor league to compete over the winter period, the outdoor matches will then recommence to complete the second half of the league. Each of the 11-aside outdoor teams will be divided into two teams for the 5-aside Futsal games, therefore possible fringe players will become central players with the aim of creating challenging Fun competitive development environments for all involved.
The future is bright as we will see a competitive youth league ran and held with the Ards & North Down area - The future is Football & Futsal!