The Ballyclare Comrades Academy

The Academy aims to give something back to our community, by providing all the support and resources necessary to help develop our players, both on and off the pitch, and inspire them to reach their highest potential. Our qualified and well-experienced coaches provide the technical know-how to create the next generation of talent in Ballyclare.

As of 2021, our Academy has teams representing age groups from Under-11s through to Under-18s.

Ballyclare Comrades FC is committed to ensuring that every child who takes part in football, in any capacity, is able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment, which promotes inclusion and protects them from harm, poor practice, exploitation, bullying or abuse. All of our coaches and staff are trained in safeguarding and our child protection policy.

Our Academy


U18s – National League (Manager: Paul Berry) 

U16s – SBYL (Manager: Michael Duffy)

U15s – SBYL (Manager: Jamie Crawford)

U14s – SBYL (Manager: David Patterson)

U12s – SBYL (Manager: Simon McGowan)

U11s – SBYL (Manager: Malcolm Brown)


All upcoming Academy fixtures and results are posted weekly on our social media pages.

For any Academy enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

Bob & Berts Coffee - Ballyclare Comrades FC Academy Sponsor