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10 April 2018

Young footballers in Dungannon are being encouraged to spend their evenings training with local club Dungannon Tigers, thanks to a £1,000 grant from the Clanmil Community Fund.

The Community Fund has been set up by Clanmil to support voluntary and community organisations working to develop local people’s social and employability skills, help them create safe communities with positive environments and improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing.


The Dungannon Tigers U21 Team, featuring four players signed from Midnight Soccer training scheme.

The funding has helped the club launch a 10-week Midnight Soccer training programme, providing a positive activity for young people in the evenings.  Through the programme young people receive valuable life coaching as well as football coaching. The programme is also good for cross community relations, with young people from a variety of backgrounds taking part.

Niall Murray, Chairman of Dungannon Tigers said, “We are delighted to have received funding from the Clanmil Community Fund. Thanks to the fund, we’ve been able to introduce a successful training scheme aimed at bringing young people from all communities together to play football and grow as adults.  It’s great to see some of the young people who have taken part in the training progressing to play for our U21 team.”

Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager at Clanmil said, “Through our Community Fund, we invest in initiatives that strengthen communities and empower individuals. By funding projects like this we are helping people start up their own projects based on the needs and interests of their community.  This has a positive impact upon the wellbeing of all involved and the support network for people in our communities.”

Dungannon Tigers is a relatively new football team competing in the Mid Ulster Football League. They have progressed quickly through the leagues and now have first and reserve teams featuring U21 players who have taken part in the Midnight Soccer programme.

If you are interested in applying for funding through the Clanmil Community Fund find out more at www.clanmil.org.uk


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