Auf Wiedersehen Pet…Fun Direction in Germany

Those familiar with Project Fun Direction are aware we view the opportunity for sports participation as a crucial aspect of positive child development. Our focus on young girls living in disadvantaged areas aims to extend that basic opportunity to an age and gender cohort that is often inadvertently excluded. Encouraging ... More

Football Academy Progress Report

We're just finished the 6th week of our girls football academy training on Sunday mornings in Fairview. The aim in the short term has been to provide an appropriate outlet for further development for a number of the older girls from the various weekly Fun Direction activities. These are a dozen girls (aged 7-10) that ... More

Unlike Man U, Fun Direction made it into Europe this season !

There's a popular myth (in Ireland at least) that 4-time football World Cup winners Germany traditionally wear green as their "change" kit because Ireland were the first team to play Germany after World War 2. Given Ireland are unlikely to ever win the World Cup, this was one small link us Irish football fans ... More

From Fun to Full Potential

Congrats to Coaching Ireland for a great line-up this weekend in Sligo for the 11th National Coaching Forum titled "From Fun to Full Potential - Coaching the Whole Athlete". International experts shared some fascinating thoughts and research on child development within sport, participation through the life cycle ... More

Making Kids Welcome in Sport

  In the TV business, the old saying goes "Never work with children or animals" but when it comes to sports coaching and children, experience has taught me the key is to be well prepared. While you have to be constantly on your toes, some little tricks can make life a lot easier and the beauty is every time I go out I ... More

Fun Direction debuts in East Wall July 2014

Project Fun Direction was born last Monday July 28th when we began our first ever multi-sport activity in St Mary's Youth Club, East Wall, to provide 40 local girls aged 5-8 with a gateway into organised sport. After months of preparations pulling together all the resources required to bring this community project ... More