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About our Club

Ballyclare Colts Football Club was founded in 2003 by a group of local parents whose boys had been training at the Tommy Wright Soccer School and wanted to continue their development together at a competitive level. We are now in our 12th season, a great achievement for the Club.

Since then, the Club has competed every year in the Belfast and East Entrim League and more recently in the South Belfast Youth League and Lisburn League, with teams from U12s up to U18s, as well as Ballyclare's only Football Development Program for boys and girls aged between 6 and 10.

Almost 200 boys and girls from the Ballyclare area now train with the club throughout the week under one of the most professional and experienced coaching teams in the League.

The philosophy of the Club has always been to provide our boys and girls with the best possible opportunities to help them develop as players. Competing and playing the game in the right spirit is what’s important for our club and that is demonstrated every time a Ballyclare Colts team steps on to the pitch.


Ballyclare Colts Football Club is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for children to learn the game of football and to encouraging growth and development and enjoyment of playing youth football as part of a community.

At our club, winning isn’t everything but over the last 13 Seasons the Colts teams and players have lifted the following silverware:

Club Honours
2004 Under 11 Shield Winners

2005 Under 11 League Winners

2005 Under 12 Plate Winners

2010 Under 12 Plate Winners

2011 Under 14 League Winners

2011 Under 14 Shield Winners

2011 Under 15 Plate Winners

League Player of the Year
2004 Patrick McNair Under 11

2004 Stephen Howe Under 12

2007 Joel Cooper Under 12

2010 Dean Cochrane Under 13

2011 Josh Black Under 14


We have built up a strong partnership between the Club and its parents and supporters and it is this partnership that has driven the Club forward over the last 13 years.

Chairman: Malcolm Brown

Vice Chairman: Glynn McGarry

Secretary: Tara McWilliams

Treasurer: Carol Houston

Vice Treasurer: David Bunting

Committee Members: Roger Peel, Aaron Flynn, Michael Ireland, Peter Ritchie, Andrew Robinson, Jeff McIlroy and Suzanne Robson.       


The success of the Club since 2003 could not have been possible without the generous support of the local business community. This Season the following companies have pledged financial support:


If your business would like to support the Club, please email Malcolm Brown at



  • Tec Truck
  • Baxter Storey
  • Ski & Sports
  • Spur Steak & Grill
  • WR Electrics
  • Browns Removals
  • Alexandra Florists
  • Fleming Cuthbert
  • McCue Interior Fitout Solutions
  • Bairds Funeral Home
  • 493k
  • MG Cleaning Services
  • Snoopy Tattooist