Lisburn Ladies FC ''delighted'' to announce partnership with Ballymacash Sports Academy

Lisburn Ladies FC members have said they are ‘‘delighted and also very excited’’ to be announcing their new partnership with Ballymacash Sports Academy.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:22 pm
The clubs have announced their partnership
The clubs have announced their partnership

A Lisburn Ladies FC representative commented: ‘‘Working closely with the BSA Management over the last few months it was clear to see that the drive, forward thinking and exciting plans they have in place for the Bluebell Sports Complex matched our own clubs’ ambitions of bringing top level women’s football to Lisburn City.

‘‘As a club we couldn’t have asked for a better agreement for our senior team than the one BSA has been able to put in place.

‘‘We are extremely excited to have been able to secure a long-term partnership agreement with BSA that will see our senior squad register the Bluebell Sports Complex as their new home match venue for all their NIWFA Championship Division fixtures from this 2021 season onwards.

Ballymacash Sports Academy grounds

‘‘The agreement will also see the complex becoming the clubs official training base for both our seniors and Swifts squads.’’

The Lisburn Ladies FC representative added that the partnership will allow the club access to exciting new facilities which are ‘‘essential’’ for competing at the top level here.

‘‘This newly-opened state of the art facility which boasts the latest 3G football pitch and floodlights is exactly what we have been looking for, as not only does it give our seniors a home venue based within Lisburn City, but the high standard of the complex meets all NIWFA / NIFL Women’s Football ground criteria which is required for clubs who want to compete at the top level here in Northern Ireland.

‘‘We want to say a massive thank you to BSA for giving us this opportunity to have a home venue within Lisburn.’’

The Lisburn Ladies FC representative continued: ‘‘We know this will give our club a major boost, and we look forward to working closely with them as they help us develop and promote women’s’ football within Lisburn City.

‘‘There are exciting times ahead for our Girls in Blue.’’