The Irish Football Association is the governing body and custodians of football within Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1880 and is the fourth oldest Football Associations in the world.
The Association’s main aims are to ‘promote, foster and develop football for all in Northern Ireland’ under three strands – International, Domestic and Grassroots. The Irish FA has 900+ adult teams, 1150+ boys’ teams, 300+ school teams, 30+ disability teams and 50+ women’s teams. Our work includes the development of both men’s and women’s football at the most senior level, club licensing & facilities development, player registration, club & volunteer development, grassroots football, disability football, schools football, excellence, coach education, child protection, community relations and the National Stadium.