Boys and Girls Academy

We have approximately 120 children registered who attend coaching on Friday night with teams playing in the Mid Ulster Games Development Centre on Saturday mornings. The coaches encourage the boys to enjoy their football with no pressure and “not the win at all costs” mentality which is so widespread in youth football today. We are firm believers that when pressure is added development stops. We are there to develop footballers in a positive and fun environment.

The Boys Academy at Lurgan Town, runs on Friday night at the Lurgan Town Arena, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. To be eligible to play you must be have one of the following birth years: U7 (2012), U8 (2011), U9 (2010), U10 (2009).

On Saturday mornings we bring our training into what is called “Game Development”, playing small sided football in a no pressure environment against different clubs from the local area. Mini Soccer is definitely on the up and these young boys the stars of tomorrow. Any enquiries regarding the Boys Academy please contact Phil McKinley on 07753935078.


The Girls Academy at Lurgan Town was established in 2016 at the same time as the Senior Ladies team. The aim of the Academy is to bring the girls from the Academy teams into the junior set up and ultimately the Ladies Team. The coaches encourage the girls to enjoy their football with no pressure and “not the win at all costs” mentality which is so widespread in youth football today. We are firm believers that when pressure is added development stops. We are there to develop footballers in a positive and fun environment.

The Girls Academy at Lurgan Town, runs on Thursday night at the Lurgan Town Arena, from 6pm to 7pm. To be eligible to play you must be have one of the following birth years: U9 (2010/2011/2012), U11 (2008/2009), U13 (2006/2007) U15 (2004/05). 

Any enquiries regarding the Academy please contact Phil McKinley on 07753935078.