Killard Football Association
Welcome to Killard Football Association, a new initiative set up to let pupils take ownership of football within the school. The board is made up of Club Chairman, Jackson Pollock, Club President, Oliver Maitland, Technical Director, Josh Cunningham, Grassroots Development Officer, Kyan Agnew and Finance Director, Regan Green.
Bring on the STAFF!
Yes folks, doing their bit for Sport Relief this week were six teams of staff with a passion for football.
Many have been in training since the beginning of the week, some not. But they came together today to put on a dazzling, fast and furious display of highly competitive football.
Thankfully no bones were broken, just a few bruises and after an exciting final Team Scates lifted the cup.
Congratulations to all who took part and a special mention for player of the tournament Miss O'Neill.
Princes Trust Football Fun
Congratulations to the boys on the KFA board who organised a fantastic fun morning for KS pupils at both Killard and Donaghadee Primary. Sports inflatables were provided by the I.F.A., G.A.A. and Ulster Rugby and football equipment was funded by the Princes Trust. Pupils from St Columbanus were also helping at activities which pupils all agreed were 'simply the best'
Check out these skills!
I.F.A. Primary National Champions 2020 !!
Killard lift the cup, after winning three out of four matches today. As coach I have to say it was one of the most skillful performances I have seen from such a young squad. Well done guys, well deserved.
The winning team with former Man Utd and Northern Ireland International Mal Donaghy
Killard v Longstone
Northern Ireland Football Trials at Seaview
Congratulations to Josh Cunningham and Jackson Pollock who earned a trial for the U19 Northern Ireland MLD squad on Sunday. They played extremely well but must wait a week or two to find out if they have been selected. The squad will be playing Home International games at Easter this year. Fingers crossed guys!
Irish Football Association Donation
Killard Football Association members and Year 12 were delighted to receive a large bag of equipment, courtesy of the I.F.A.'s Disability Football Manager Alan Crooks. Alan stayed and took a coaching session with Year 12 and was delighted to hear how some of the boys were helping develop football in the school.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our senior team who won the inter school five a side tournament in Ballymena last week. Despite the bad weather there were goals galore from Josh, Jackson, Callum, Kyan and Bradley and at the other end of the pitch goalkeeper Jack Acheson, kept a clean sheet. Well done and thanks Mrs Pollin and Mrs Logan for your help.
Killard Football Association were delighted to receive two new sets of training bibs from Charles Hurst Fast Fit. Retail manager Mr James Thompson called in to make the presentation and as you can see they were put into immediate use.
Congratulations to Year 12 boys on the selection of their drawings as the new lighthouse league and cup logos. Lighty the light house league logo was drawn by Alexander Nightengale and the lighthouse cup logo was drawn by Matthew Lowry.
Transfer News!! Two big team signings were made after the Halloween break. Josh Cunningham signed Kevin Green for the Lifeboat Savers and Philip Fusco signed Max Mehaffy for Mauds City. Both players were former super subs and signed on a free transfer.
Where in the world? Where is this place with some of the same attractions as Donaghadee? And what is the link between it and Killard Football?
Answer - Gibraltar - Did you get it right?
Many thanks to Gibraltar Football Association who sent Killard some footballs to use for league matches and with our Youth Academy. They are just what we need!
BREAKING NEWS - PRIMARY TEAM REACH FINAL!!
Congratulations to the school's primary football team who were narrowly beaten in the final of this year's inter school five-a-side tournament at UUJ, Belfast.
The team came up against tough opposition in Cedar Lodge, and despite some valiant saves from keeper Billy Sinclair, the team went one down after 2 minutes. Blake Martin, scored a brilliant goal from the edge of the circle to put the sides level, but in the last minute, Cedar Lodge's star striker made it 2-1.
Our man of the tournament....Captain, Aidan McGauran, who was fantastic in defence...our very own Virgil Van Dyke!!
The whole squad of eleven players did themselves proud, especially Joshua Coney in P4.
Our grassroots development with Year 12's on Wednesdays have definitely proved worthwhile.
The future's bright.....like a light house!!