About Loughside Football Club

LOUGHSIDE BOYS FC was founded in 1995 and started with One team competing in the Down and Connor League.  Since then we have grown into one of the largest youth football club's in Northern Ireland.
With the influx of girls joining the club in 2002 we had formed 2 girls teams at Under 12, and Under 14 who competed in a NI girls league.  Due to this Loughside Boys F.C have dropped the boys from their name and as from 2003 the club has been called LOUGHSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB.

In 2003 and then again in 2011 we were awarded the Clubmark Accreditation from the sports council and Belfast city council for the running of our club.

We currently have teams competing in the Belfast & East Antrim Invitational League, the South Belfast league and our two senior teams compete in the Ballymena & Provincial League

EQUITY     The purpose of the club is to provide participation and training in youth football for the Shore Rd, York Rd, and surrounding districts and is based on the ethics of fair play, cross-community involvement and mutual understanding with others.

No person shall be denied membership of the club on the grounds of race, colour, creed, religion, gender or disability.  Participants are expected to contribute financially to the Club.   All members of the Club shall be expected to adhere to the constitution and rules, and additionally act in a manner befitting to the ethos of the Club.

LEASE MANAGEMENT     On 22 August 2004 Loughside FC entered into a partnership with Belfast City Council in request of the Playing fields at Loughside Leisure Centre, Shore Rd, Belfast.

This arrangement means Loughside FC manage all booking and hire of these pitches and are responsible for all general duties involved with the pitches i.e. erecting of nets, corner flags, marking of pitches, removal of litter, inspection of pitches before and after the game, and the general tidiness of the pitch and changing room facilities.

This arrangement is  ongoing, with the agreement of both parties, this will provide the Loughside FC teams with home pitches on a Saturday morning and secure training facilities during the week.

Senior teams from North Belfast have already taken up the option with the club to book a pitch on Saturday afternoon as a home pitch i.e. York Road Loughside FC our senior section and Ballysilian Swifts share one pitch while Crosscollyer Young Men and Ballysilian Elim share the other and we also have teams booking pitches for training facilities during the week.

Loughside FC hopes that this arrangement with Belfast City Council will hopefully enable our club to maintain and increase the numbers of young people participating in youth football in North Belfast. The agreement has enabled our club to grow and develop two senior teams and thus increasing the number of the young people of North Belfast given the opportunity to progress to Senior Football.