Pay & Play
The IFDP provide pay and play opportunities for children aged 6-11 years. These are weekly sessions where players do not need to book and can just turn up on the day pay the fee and play fun games and matches. These are held on the artificial pitch at Whittington Park on a Monday and Wednesday 5-6pm and Saturdays 10-11am and 11-12am, £2 per session.
We also provide sessions for younger players to learn and have fun using football to help develop coordination, motor skills and social skills, enjoying their first experiences playing football, ages 2-5 years. Saturdays on the artificial pitch at Whittington Park, Ages 2-3 years, 10:15 to 11am and ages 4-5 years, 11 to 11:45am. £3 per session
The IFDP also provide 14-week Soccaskills courses at Sobell Leisure Centre on a Tuesday and Friday 4:30 to 5.30p.m. This is for the age range of 5 to 8 years and provides an introduction to games and basic skills as well as providing a platform for players to learn and move on to competitive play.
Bookings via Sobell Leisure Centre on www.gll.org
Club fees for a season are between £80 (under 9’s), and £150 (ladies) per season. This includes: weekly training on a 3G artificial surface, run by qualified female coaches, matches at weekends, end of season tournaments, and our annual end of season presentation. www.facebook/islingtonboroughladiesfootballclub/
North London Girls Player Development Centre.
Provides additional coaching sessions for grass roots players that are looking to step up in performance towards Regional Training Club standard. The centre aims to:
- To provide extra training for girls aged 9-16 that want to push themselves on, whilst continuing to play for their grassroots clubs
- To run player-centred sessions, which have a focus on the girls’ individual development as players and as people
September to November and January to March
Fridays at 6:30-8pm
Whittington Park, N19 4RS (artificial playing surface)
£55 per term / £100 for full year
Competitions and Events
School Holiday Camps
The Islington Football Development Partnership supports schools football in a variety of ways. As well as holding annual tournaments for all of Islington’s Primary Schools, from Years 2 to Year 6, we also support inter-school competitions for years 7, 8 and 9 at secondary level.
The Primary Schools Cups are held in the autumn term for both boys and girls, in years 5 and 6. The IFDP also support the Primary School's League with pitch bookings.
The IFDP offer coaching staff to run in-school, after-school and lunchtime sessions, either as school clubs or curriculum delivery or cover.
The IFDP runs a Secondary Schools Girls league in the spring term.
The IFDP also supports and organises trials for various district representative sides and provides some of the coaching staff for these school and district representative teams. www.facebook/islingtonand camden schools football/
The IFDP also offer coach mentoring and development for coaches and school staff that organise and run school based opportunities.