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Sponsor Wanted for Match Highlights & Interviews

Ballyclare Comrades FC are pleased to announce a sponsorship opportunity has become available for our matchday highlights & post-match interviews.

With the 2022/23 campaign just underway, we are pleased to offer this sponsorship opportunity for the new season. The advertising elements of this opportunity includes your company logo throughout all of our match highlights & post-match interviews, as well as a clickable link to your company website when posting these videos to our social media accounts.

For more information or to discuss the below opportunities, please email Zoë at zoreid@sky.com

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Club Fantasy Premier League Competition

Are you a wizard at Fantasy Premier League?!

We are running a fundraiser for this year’s FPL comp. It’s £10 entry, with 50% of all entries in the prize pool.

The code to join the league is: 4nn8zi

Pay your entry at club shop by 5 Aug. Alternatively, PayPal to accounts@ballyclarecomrades.com

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SuperCup NI & Ballyclare Comrades 2022

It has been described as the best Youth Football Tournament in Europe and this year, SuperCupNI is extending its footprint to introduce a Girls’ Tournament in July. Sponsored by Fibrus Broadband, the Girls’ Tournament will be played in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area. Ballyclare Comrades will compete in the U13 section with games played on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July. The U16 section includes teams from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, the US and Canada with games played on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July. Ballyclare Comrades are delighted to host the U16 Final at Dixon Park on Friday 29th July with a 2:00 pm kick off. Comrades fans will also have an interest in the boys’ section with Bobby Higgins and Rhys McGarry having been selected for the Co. Antrim FA squad.
Pictured below are Comrades officials and players at the launch with Stephen Ross, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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Welcome Stephen Small!

Ballyclare Comrades FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Small as our new Manager.

Stephen brings a wealth of experience to the club as a UEFA Pro License coach, most recently working as the UEFA Academy Elite Performance Coach. During Stephen’s playing days, he played at the highest level in the country, making over 400 appearances in the Irish Premiership and captained his Cliftonville side in 2002/03, before going on to become assistant player manager at the club.

Stephen will watch his new players for the first time on Saturday as we welcome Dergview to Dixon Park.

We wish Stephen every success at the Comrades.

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Club Statement: Paul Harbinson

Ballyclare Comrades FC can today confirm that manager Paul Harbinson has parted company with the club by mutual consent.

We wish to thank Paul and his staff for all of their tireless work during their time at the club, and wish them every success in the future.

Ballyclare Comrades will look to make an announcement on a new appointment soon.

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Ballyclare Comrades FC announce the establishment of Ballyclare Comrades Ladies

Ballyclare Comrades FC is delighted to announce the formation of Ballyclare Comrades Ladies, following an amalgamation with Carnmoney Ladies FC. This exciting news has been in the pipeline for a number of months, with officials from both clubs working closely together to plan for the new venture. As of 1 January 2022, Carnmoney Ladies FC ceases to exist, and all previous Carnmoney teams become Ballyclare Comrades Ladies.
 
Ballyclare Comrades Ladies section includes two senior teams, competing in NIWFA Divisions 1 and 2 respectively, while the girls academy fields teams from Under 16 to Under 6, and will compete in competitions such as the SBYL Girls League, IFA East Antrim Girls GDP, IFA East Antrim Boys GDP, Fonacab Development Programme and the Belfast Swifts Development Programme.
 
The Senior Ladies teams will be managed by JP Coogan, providing continuity from his previous role at Carnmoney Ladies. The NIWFA 2022 league season begins in April, and we are excited to see the girls wearing the red of Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park.


Reacting to the announcement, Steven Lowry, the Chairman of the new Comrades Ladies section commented:
“When this opportunity arose to join the Comrades, it was too good of an offer to refuse. It’s a great opportunity for the club, we have such a rich history over the last ten years”.

Comrades Ladies Manager, JP Coogan, commented:
“Coming in to a NIFL club gives us better opportunities to progress both on and off the pitch. We now have much better facilities at Dixon Park which will hopefully help us to progress up the divisions”.

Trevor McCann, Chairman of Ballyclare Comrades Mens section commented:
“I think it’s fantastic for Ballyclare Comrades Football Club. In our 102-year-history, we’ve never had a Ladies team and so it’s great to now bring Carnmoney Ladies on board. I believe it is the correct way forward for our great club and I wish everyone involved the best of luck”.
 
Comrades Mens First Team Manager, Paul Harbinson, commented:
“It’s something we have been working on for a long time as part of the development process over the last number of years and I’m extremely excited for the club”.

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Last Man Standing starting Friday 22nd Oct

Our popular Last Man Standing competition is back!

Reckon you know the English Premier League better than your mates? Then why not enter to try and win our £500 jackpot?!

Entries close at 4pm on Friday 22 October, first match kicks off at 8pm Friday 22 October.

RULES:

  1. £10 Entry
  2. Pick an English Premier League Team to win their match each gameweek. If they win, you are through. If they lose or draw, you are out.
  3. You cannot pick the same team twice.
  4. If you have not entered a team by the gameweek deadline, you will automatically be selected the first available team alphabetically.
  5. No splitting.
  6. If all remaining participants go out in the last week then prize money rolls over.
  7. No limit to amount of entries by a single person (multiple entries encouraged).
  8. Once week’s picks have been posted, they cannot be changed.

Enter at the following link: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballyclare_Comrades_Football_Club/BCFC_Last_Man_Standing_2122