22nd Old Boys & Ladies FC   

" Tutam Ac Firmam, "

North Belfast Urban Villages

Champions of Change 

22nd Ladies FC have teamed up with Shamrock FC and TAMHI to run a wellbeing focused good relations football programme.  Both teams have built on the positive relationships from last year and thanks to COVID restrictions lifting are now taking part in alternate day training sessions with Tuesdays at the Clarendon Sports Complex and Thursdays at the Marrowbone.  The teams are engaged is so much positive activity; join training sessions, joint personal development, co-hosting the Urban Village Ladies Cup and starting the "Road to Foyle" where both teams will create a North Belfast Select to play Foyle Bells in the Maiden City.  


Afterschool's Club 

22nd Old Boys FC in partnership with TAMHI are supporting an afterschool's club that supports young people from the Woodvale area to access support from qualified teachers and teaching assistants to help support them to complete their homework.  This programme builds on last year's success where young people were supported online, thankfully with restrictions lifted the football element has been introduced and the session on the field entails not only football, but also the delivery of Mental Wealth Games which promotes positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Homework's Over!


Tuesday 14th December 2021 saw the finish for the year of our very successful homework club.

To celebrate its success tonight at Clarendon we had Joe from Tamhi, Olaf and a minion making an appearance at the end to give the kids selection boxes. The kids had a ball and Olaf even saved a few penalties. 


Big thank you to Urban Villages and of course our friends at Tamhi for all their help and support to run this very worth while project. 

Homework Time


At Clarendon we have been running a homework club on Tuesdays. The kids come along do their homework and then go out and have some fun playing football ⚽️. This is done under the supervision of qualified teaching staff and our Ifa qualified coaches. 
We have been able to run this thanks to TAMHI and North Belfast Urban Villages. Their support has been invaluable in running this great programme. 
We will continue every Tuesday running up until Christmas. Then in New Year we hope to extend it to two nights a week.

Thursday 25th 2021 saw our Ladies being hosted at Marrowbone by Shamrock as part of our Champions of Change project in association with TAMHI & Urban Villages.


We would like to thank Shamrock and Conor for having us over and putting on a great session as part of our ongoing programme togetherπŸ€™

Few dodgy penalties βš½οΈπŸ‘€πŸ™ŠπŸ€«πŸ€­ but a great nights craic πŸ˜€

We are looking forward to the remainder of the project and strengthen our relationship in the future.

Still Changing Champions


Tonight we had another joint training session with our friends from Shamrock Football Club at Clarendon. We have been running The Champions of Change programme with Shamrock through Tamhi, Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues funded by North Belfast Urban Villages to build resilience and promote friendship in North Belfast. Its been a great success and we have big plans for this project going forward. It will continue to bring all the communities together in the area.

Urban Villages Champions of Change 


22nd Old Boys & Ladies FC  and Shamrock Football Club kicked off this years Urban Villages programme.

These are two champion clubs supported through our The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland  Change Makers Programme 


Through additional support from TEO TBUC Urban Villages we are working on a female wellbeing programme that Champions good relations.


A very competitive game played in great spirit was played on Saturday morning 21st August. With 22nd Ladies coming out winners in the Take 5 Tournament.
Christmas beats Covid
Part of our continuing work with Take 5 Clear project it was great to see the Ladies back at it. Hard work along with some fun. We had Santa, his Elf and various hats tonight. The ladies trained hard then done a secret Santa between themselves and a toy collection for charity. Great bunch well done Ladies πŸŽ…
Our Boys and Girls enjoying the football training at our after schools project. Great fun but also educational for the football, schooling, social inclusion and so much more.
Brilliant work shop on mental health last night at Girdwood with Pat McGibbon, former Manchester United and Northern Ireland player. Superbly organised by Connor from Shamrock, community football consultancy and TAMHI.
5 from our ladies section and 5 from Shamrock attended this great course on Mental Awareness further building the link between our 2 clubs and communities.

#mentalawareness
Our Ladies and Shamrock ladies have been doing shared training sessions over the last few weeks. 
We go to Marrowbone park on a Tuesday night were Connor takes a good session and on a Thursday Shamrock come to Clarendon were 22nd Coaches take a session. 
The ladies from both clubs have came together superbly and are building a great relationship between the the two clubs. The craic is class and the Ladies willingness to learn is inspiring. 
Champions of Change Tournament 

Today saw us complete the Champions of Change Tournament with Belfast Swifts FC  beating Shamrock Football Club  5-1 to win the Cup and Belfast Ravens  defeating 22nd Ladies 3-2 to win the plate. A big congratulations to the winners πŸ‘πŸ‘
A great four weeks of football played in a great spirit and with Covid guidelines adhered to. Sets all the teams up for the season starting this week. 
A big thank you to Tamhi Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues for sorting out the trophies and medals. 
A minutes silence was held by all four teams to remember the sad passing of Toni Petticrew. 
#itsoktotalk 
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