Clooney Soccer School meets the public benefit requirement through our activities and how our organisation is managed and governed. Our main benefit is the development of young people in our community through participation in athletic competition, encouraging ethical behaviour, sportsmanship, and good citizenship via the medium of youth football.
To facilitate this, we provide our young participants with the opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive, and safe environment. We offer opportunities to all children and Clooney is inclusive regardless of race, religion or perceived ability. We encourage our members to remain active and follow a healthy nutritional diet. We have no restrictions on becoming a member of Clooney Soccer School, apart from one exception – any new member must be no younger than 4 years of age. We have a Child Protection Policy which all coaches and volunteer staff adhere to at all times. The safety and wellbeing of our young members is always our first priority when participating either in training sessions or in competitive matches. Factors which are always considered are the weather i.e. extreme heat or cold, inclement weather; the environment i.e. a pitch inspection is carried out before any activity to verify the safety and suitability of the playing surface; we also have codes of conduct for both members and their parents / guardians to ensure good behaviour both on and off the pitch. We encourage all our members and their families to co-operate with our governing practices and to participate actively and enthusiastically in all Club activities to ensure that Clooney Soccer School provides a safe, fun and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy, whether as a player or as a spectator....
What your organisation does
The purpose of our organisation is to promote the development of young people in our community through participation in athletic competition, encouraging ethical behaviour, sportsmanship, and good citizenship. We are committed to providing participants with the opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive, and safe
environment. Clooney Soccer School was formed in February 2009 with the aim of offering young people from disadvantaged areas of Derry - Londonderry the opportunity to participate in football coaching and competitive youth matches. We offer these opportunities to all children and the club is inclusive regardless of race, religion or perceived ability. Our I.F.A. qualified coaches are all volunteers and provide expert coaching sessions to our young members. Since Clooney formed in 2009 we have made significant growth in our membership base and we currently have 6 youth teams competing in local leagues. Clooney is an all inclusive organisation and we have a diverse membership base with members coming from all over the Waterside area, from all communities, religions, genders, ethnic minorities and abilities. Clooney offers children the platform to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sporting activity, while promoting a healthy lifestyle, and developing social skills. Our members are offered the opportunity to enjoy football while learning in a fun and well structured environment. The Club currently operates from Glenaden Arena (indoor sports facility) and the playing fields at YMCA Londonderry, using the facilities to compose our training sessions during weeknights and Saturday mornings with our 6 junior teams playing competitive games during the league season....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of health or the saving of lives
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
- The advancement of amateur sport
Who the charity helps
- Children (5-13 year olds)
- Preschool (0-5 year olds)
- Youth (14-25 year olds)
How the charity works
- General charitable purposes
- Volunteer development
- Youth development