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Ballymena United Football Academy are currently looking for coaches and other volunteers to join our growing Irish league academy.  

Do you want to be part of the Wee Sky Blue team?  


We are always looking to add to our hard-working team who help and support our young footballers.  As the club continues to grow it is important that we add to our hard working team of coaches and administrators to ensure that every child continues to receive the first-class coaching experience they deserve.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to help out in a range of coaching and behind the scenes roles including: -

• Team Coaches

• Team Admins

• Physiotherapist

• Social Media and Marketing 

• Finance

Qualifications and experience is desirable but not essential as we are interested in attracting the right people.  Full training and support will be provided and all our volunteer roles attract the following benefits,

   - Coaching roles: -

  • Opportunity to coach at a NIFL Academy Club with qualified coaches including dedicated & qualified S&C and Goalkeeping coaches;

  • Opportunity to coach in the NIBFA National League;

  • 100% Funding for recognised coaching qualifications (subject to length of service with the club);

  • FREE Internal coach education;

  • Coaching pathways and progression opportunities;

  • £100 coaches clothing every 2 years.


   - All roles will receive: - 

  • 50% discount for coach’s first child’s BUYA fees and 100% discount for all other children within coach’s family;

  • FREE entry to Ballymena United home NIFL matches;

  • FREE membership of Lifestyle Fitness Gym;

  • FREE entry to monthly draw.

We have various roles to suit a range of skills, interests and time commitments.

If you are interested we would love to hear from you. 

Ballymena United Youth Academy Home Page


*Appointment of all potential volunteers within the Academy is subject to the satisfactory completion of the relevant checks (such as Access NI)

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