Carnmoney Ladies Football Club was formed in August 2011 and are based in Newtownabbey. In 5 years we have over 140 members of our club, from our mini-soccer girls aged 5 through to our Ladies Masters squad. We currently have 6 small-sided teams plus 11-a-Side teams at Under 15, Under 19 Youth levels and our Senior Squad who this year won their League title and will be playing in the NIWFA Championship in 2017.
In the 5 seasons, the Seniors have gained 4 promotions and will be playing in the 2nd tier of Ladies Football in Northern Ireland
Our Masters squad was formed in April this year and we regularly have 12-14 ladies at training. It is a great source of fun and enjoyment for the ladies, many of whom have daughters playing in our junior teams. Our Masters are known as the Carnmoney Diamonds and this is a great way to promote participation and physical activity levels of ladies aged 30+.
During Women in Sport Week we held the following activities:
Mon 3rd – Midweek Training attended by 35 girls aged 9-14 with 11 coaches
Wed 5th – Midweek Training attended by 65 girls aged 5-14 plus Ladies Masters attended by 12 Ladies aged 30+ plus 15 coaches/administrators
Fri 7th – U15, U13 and 2009 squads played matches, 33 girls aged 7-14 with 5 coaches
Sat 8th – 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 squads playing matches, 38 girls aged 8-11 with 7 coaches
Sun 9th – 2005/06 squad 10 girls aged 10-11 with 2 coaches invited to play in a Boys Festival to support World Mental Health Day
We also have U19 and Senior squads who are in their close-season as they play in a Summer League.
Plans are underway for an even bigger and better 2017!