About Us

About Us

Ballyclare Comrades is a club in the NIFL Championship. This is the second level of Northern Ireland club football, one rung below the NIFL Premiership.
The club is based in Ballyclare, a small but growing market town in the south-east of County Antrim, about 15 miles from Belfast.
The team plays in a kit of red shirts with white trim, red shorts and red socks. The kit is manufactured by Adidas. Our shirt sponsor is Reid Black & Co. Solicitors. Ballyclare Comrades play at Dixon Park, in the centre of the town, beside the Comrades Social Club. Dixon Park has a capacity of 3,000, with the main seated stand at one side adjacent to a smaller seated stand where the changing rooms and club offices are sited. There are covered standing areas behind each goal, as well as seating behind one goal. There is a further standing area opposite the main stand.
The club is run by a committee, which is elected on a yearly basis by the season ticket holders. Therefore, it is one of the few truly democratic football clubs in existence today. There has recently been formed a Supporters Club, which has a growing enthusiastic membership who are passionate about the Comrades, and who are setting about fund raising activities to help the club financially.
Address: Ballyclare Comrades F.C., Dixon Park, Harrier Way, Ballyclare, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT39 9BB.
The club's crest consist of three elements:
1. The club's name
2. A shield based on the town's crest (this has; a plant, which represents the fertile farming land around the town which has been cultivated for many generations; a waterwheel, which represents the industry which sprung up in the area in the 19th century; and water, which represents the Six Mile River, which rises in the hills a few miles north-east of the town and flows through it on its way to Lough Neagh 3. A Latin motto meaning "Nothing except your best".

Sammy McFaddenAssistant Manager
John ClarkeFirst Team Coach
Andrew SmythGoalkeeping Coach
Mark DempsterSports Analyst
Stephen HughesYouth Co-ordinator
Kingsley BurrowsU20's Team Manager
Aaron CowanU20's Team Assistant Manager
Lee MuddU20's Team Coach
Andrew ArthursFirst-Aider
Francie LorimerTeam Attendant
Eddie McClintockPresident & Vice-Chairman
David CahillSecretary
Drew HornerAssistant Secretary
Don HornerCommittee Member
Tim DuffMedia Officer
Jackie PattersonCommittee Member
Willie GrahamCommittee Member
Justyn WallaceCommittee Member
Robert LoganCommittee Member
Danny Kinahan MPCommittee Member
Kelso RitchieCommittee Member
Trevor FlemingCommunity Relations Liaison Officer
James FlemingSupporter Liaison Officer

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